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gypsy77

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Re: From EHell Blog: Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2010, 09:28:06 AM »


Glad I don't live in the States!

The company 'owns' me 9-5, not my entire life. If they want that, they need to pay for it... and I don't see many 6 figure salaries out there...

Look at it this way; the behaviour exhibited by the invited guests of the LW was enough to offend his boss and co-workers. By not actively preventing or attempting to curtail said behaviour, it rightly or wrongly gives the appearance that the LW condones it. If I was also attending the same function, I would be upset at the LW for allowing his guests to be that out of control. So, I think it's reasonable to assume many of his coworkers were as well.

Now, from the point of view of the boss, you have an entire work team all offended by the actions of one person, who is a new hire and presumably still in their probation period. Even though his actions occurred outside of the workplace, they directly impact the atmosphere, team cohesiveness, and therefore productivity of your workgroup.

It's not a question of the company "owning" the LW when they are not being paid. It's a question of not poisoning your relationships with coworkers.

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Re: From EHell Blog: Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2010, 04:24:48 PM »
It also could be taken to show that the LW is a poor judge of character, if he can't figure out that these people are not likely to act appropriately, and that he doesn't have enough "leadership qualities" to be able to get them to behave themselves. I certainly don't see his behaviour in this story screaming "good managerial skills".
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Re: From EHell Blog: Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2010, 04:06:48 PM »
About the act, my first thought was something like Backstreet Boys....lots of 20 something women liked them back in the day, lots of families were ok with them. Although they are not really a conservative band, they are not horrible either.

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Re: From EHell Blog: Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2010, 01:05:11 PM »
If I brought a guest to a company sponsored event, I would make sure they were on their best behavior.  If the person started being bad, I would remove myself and them from situation then apologize profusely later if you cant immediately.

In this day and age, any bad behavior found about online or offline in many areas can cause job loss.  Its not always fair, but it does happen.