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Subject:Re: ethical problem/job hunting (part deux) From:John David Hickey <jdavid -at- FARABI -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 23 Oct 1998 11:50:52 -0400
> Hope this question isn't too naive--but is jobhunting on the sly pretty
> much the rule Out There?
When I responded to this at first, I was speaking ideally/realistically, but
maybe I didn't really say what *I'd* do personally. Sorry.
I don't think I would tell my boss directly that I was job hunting. After
all, I'm always looking for new opportunities! I think it would make my boss
nervous and s/he wouldn't give me the juicy projects. But if my boss asked
me if I was looking for other work, I would honestly state that I always
keep my eyes open.
Maybe this make me sound like an untrustworthy employee/writer. But like I
said in a previous thread, it's only happened a couple of times where a job
was so intolerable that I had to polish my resume. When I start a project, I
do my best to see it to the end. If I find other work, the end of a project
allows me to make a clean break. If the end of the project means the end of
the job, I won't be left hanging the dirty end of the stick.
Be seeing you,
Lone Writer at Farabi Technology Corp. (Montreal, Quebec)
They say the pen is mighter than the sword.
But if you miss a deadline, you'd better bring the sword.
Do not confuse my opinons with my employer's.
Each exists in blissful ignorance of the other.