RE: Ethics of Jumping To Another Contract Job

Subject: RE: Ethics of Jumping To Another Contract Job
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 08:50:43 -0400

Dan Goldstein raised an interesting possibility with his suggestion to discuss the situation with your current employer.

What would you risk by doing so? They'd throw a childish temper tantrum and cut you loose -- to earn more money with a shorter commute. Boo hoo.

What could you gain by doing so? Even if there's a conflict, proper management of the conflict could bring you closer with mutual respect and interest in continuing a relationship in the future.

Make the decision <to have the discussion with intent to reach a mutually-satisfactory consensus> cold sober. Start it with something like "Jack, something has come up and I need to talk to you before I make a decision." When everybody's agendas are out on the table and it's time for the digital decision <stay or go>, get drunk and flip a coin. Or go with the consensus. At that point it doesn't much matter; the goddess Communication has been served.

Don't abandon. Lots of people have deep and old abandonment wounds and you don't want to open them. And it ain't nice.

Dori Green

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