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Is integrity worth anything anymore?

By tecminn ·
A company I have contracted to for 9 years brought in 2 new people that are suppose to take them to the 'next level'.

I have spent 9 years protecting this company from costly mistakes in the area of technology.

In less than 6 months these 2 people have spent triple what has been spent in the last 9 years.

I understand that it takes money to make money but they have been caught lying to this company, stealing from their former company, have used everyone (including myself) as their scapegoat for why their job has not been accomplished and the powers that be are aware of all of this.

I can with some pride say that all advice I have given has been ignored and the consequences were exactly what I said they would be.

After all the above rambling, my question is this; why would some very intelligent people allow this type of behavior and have made it understood that if it comes down to a choice between them and me they will have to let me go because they are betting the future of the company on these 2 new peopele, which I do understand.

Is integrity worth anything or has it become synonymous with 'smuck'?

Sincerely,

Carol

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Integrity is worth something.

by Absolutely In reply to Is integrity worth anythi ...

Results are also worth something.

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That is where I get bogged down.

by tecminn In reply to Integrity [i]is[/i] worth ...

The feeling seems to be that if they are a success none of this other 'stuff' will matter.

But isnt that saying that no matter what you have to do to, right or wrong, success is the goal?

The difference between capatilism and greed is that capitalism benefits many while green benefits a few. So much of what has happened to our economy (or lack thereof) is caused by greed.

What is self evident is success no matter the cost is winning the race versus losing once in awhile if it goes against your 'integrity'.

I apologize for my soapbox - this is what happens when I ruminate at 2AM in the morning.

:)

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I'm just glad you weren't ruminating at ...

by Absolutely In reply to That is where I get bogge ...

2 AM in the afternoon! That would be cause for real concern!

I apologize for my soapbox - this is what happens when I ruminate at 2AM in the morning.

OK, back to Important Topics, like greed & capitalism. I'm greedy. I think greed motivates people to invent things, and before that, to learn lots of Facts About The World, which at the very least make them Productive Members Of Society. I can see a lot of value in being Greedy then being Generous (Bill Gates -- like or dislike how he got his money, what he does with his philanthropy, my point is that he had to earn his Gigabucks before he could give them away), but I can imagine no value in a world without Greed.

The feeling seems to be that if they are a success none of this other 'stuff' will matter.

But isnt that saying that no matter what you have to do, right or wrong, success is the goal?


I was trying to avoid commenting on your specific situation because I have no first-hand knowledge of it, but wtf.

In less than 6 months these 2 people have spent triple what has been spent in the last 9 years.

I understand that it takes money to make money but they have been caught lying to this company, stealing from their former company, have used everyone (including myself) as their scapegoat for why their job has not been accomplished and the powers that be are aware of all of this.


Sounds like an inside job of some sort. Why else would the Powers That Be tolerate all that?

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"I think greed motivates people to invent things"

by tecminn In reply to I'm just glad you weren't ...

I thought "necessity was the mother of invention" not greed. <smile>

No I am not going to attempt to debate capitalism vs. greed just yet.

I do believe that I am way to naive to do anything other than what I do now - find the best, most cost effective tech solutions for small businesses. I have a wonderful talent for 'finding things'. It allows me to play with all sorts of stuff and justify it <grin>.

But I always assume everyone thinks the same way I do. You would think after 9 years in business I would have learned by now that sometimes there are just some people that might not tell the truth. (DUH!)

But I am doing something right. I have been in business for 9 years. I make a profit every year. I have never had to advertise. And I always have a project of some sort. Yes I am bragging a bit, but I am proud of what I have accomplished and this whole mess took a bit of a toll on my confidence and I am tired of feeling sorry for myself. So there.

Maybe next week we can debate capitalism vs. greed. <grin>

Carol

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No, thanks.

by Absolutely In reply to "I think greed motivates ...

Maybe next week we can debate capitalism vs. greed. <grin>

I respect your willingness to debate, but "capitalism vs. greed" would be a mere exchange of opinions. Mine is that "greed" applies inappropriate negative connotations to very healthy desires: production, achievement, acquisition. These are all treated as very similar to "theft" in many discourses. That in turn causes capitalism to be considered a "compromise" to pragmatic but inherently immoral necessities instead of one of many noble expressions of individuals to pursue our own happiness by our own means, unhindered by others.

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I already lost

by tecminn In reply to No, thanks.

I could never sound as intelligent as you just did.

:)

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Why does your North arrow point down?

by Absolutely In reply to I already lost
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Of course, to some it's priceless

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Is integrity worth anythi ...

other's about a $1.50

Remember you set the price on your's , it's a sellers market.

So are you going to live with this in return for your munificent salary, or through fear of change?

No point on asking yourself how much your definition of integrity matters to them, you have that answer already. Nothing!

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Priceless

by tecminn In reply to Of course, to some it's p ...

I think it is quite fortunate that my opinion of me is way more important than their opinion of me - still struggle a bit with the personal side but that will pass.

Thanx way much!

Carol

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A person can do all sorts of things. . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Is integrity worth anythi ...

..... in order to get along and live with others. Integrity, however, defines how you live with yourself.

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