Re: 'Step Up to Leader' Post > Tangential Question

Subject: Re: 'Step Up to Leader' Post > Tangential Question
From: joanne grey <clarifiedmind -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:27:32 -0700 (PDT)

Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com> wrote:
> If you are a captive employee, when all's said and done there's
> someone signing paychecks who calls the shots. If you don't agree
> with how things are being done and you are not willing to bend in
> your ways, then it would likely be best for all parties if you moved on.

Well said, Dana. As a long-time contractor (now a captive), I can say
that even if you're not a captive there's almost always someone signing
the checks and calling the shots.

If I disagree with my manager (or client), I will give her my informed
opinion, but to outright refuse to do it when asked is just defiant.
Often they have reasons for something that you may not be aware of.
Even if that's not the case, you agreed to do X work for X pay.
Anything less is unprofessional behavior.

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to "turn up". They might start with their sleeves.
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