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Stupid or sensible?
they looked at me as if I was insane. Thankfully I left a few weeks afterwards.
I may think differently if I actually cared about anything.
but close enough.
what is it?
but it basically comes down to the issue of sharing information about people without being sure they've consented.
not to agree to that regardless of morals. Not the kind of thing you want coming back on you..
it isn't particularly private information or something that most people'd object to revealing about themselves and where I've been asked to store the infromation isn't somewhere where it could be accessed by the public or by anyone outside the organisation I work for. I'm sure most people who haven't given it have done so 'cos they either weren't given a form or couldn't be arsed to fill one on in.
But nonetheless there might be some who, for whatever reason, want to keep it private or not reveal it and it seems wrong to me to record it on that basis.
you might be breaching the Data Protection Act by giving out the information. Why does the person want it anyway?
This information is supposed to be recorded so there's pressure from them at the top to record this information which doesn't take into account that some people might choose not to give the information.
Wherever it is that its going, would it be stored anonymously? If so I'd be fine with it. If there are names on there (or it's otherwise identifiable), no way; even if it's only available within your organisation, there are 'nuff ways that could it could be problematic.
then..I'm gonna go with no. I'm pretty lax with data when it's anonymous but we've got to be seriously careful when names are attached.
If it massively clashes with your personal morals, then of course, you shouldn't do it.
Are you a hitman?
But from what you've said above, I'd say no, don't do it. But I guess it depends on the nature of the information.
Where I work we have a lot of people who back out of work on 'moral' grounds because of their 'beliefs' even though they knew what the job entailed when they took it, which just leads to the rest of us doing the dirty work for them.
very sensible...One of my teachers at school told a story of getting sacked from some metal working job for refusing to make some instrument of torture that was gonna get sent to the middle east- but made here in good old blighty
Good example to consider. Stick to what you believe in.
but i also sometimes just refuse to do things because i don't want to do them. those are my only moments of rebellion ever. FIGHTING THE SYSTEM, YEAH.
Had chat with my boss. He's accepted and indeed supported my decision. Which is nice.
have looked down here before I done posted.
I remember hen I worked at my first job in a small office thatn supplied foundry products etc and I went to warehouse and saw a note from who owned the company, of some memo re machette's
Basically they had had some flak for selling them to Rwanda in a newspaper article used by Hututsi warriors and it said something along the lines of 'it is important to remember that the machette is used commonly as an agricultural tool'
I thought Jesus where am I working, then again when you've seen the lies and dishonesty of weorking in large corporation like the Halifax you realise there allo the samje unethical bollocks piece of shit!
that's what i'd do. My boss asked me to doctor some figures for the company i was working for and lie about how much money we were making for a group of people. I said 'Isn't that kind of immoral?' they said 'if you don't want to do it, we'll find someone else to do your job', so i did it and quit a few short months later. But my relationship with my boss was never the same. I wasn't a team player in that way- I'm argumentative you see for asking a question about ethics.
You could bend over and take it, or you could leave. That's pretty much your options right there.
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but given my boss respected my decision and has agreed with me that I shouldn't do it it seems leaving would be slightly pointless in my case...
I didn't get that far down the thread to see that you spoke to your boss about it! Doh!