Told to go to CEOs home and install his personal PC? lol

By bdskp · boss approached me about an hour ago and told me I needed to go to the CEO's house, about 45mins to an hour away from my house to install the CEO's laptop, connect to to his wireless network, etc.

I've dodged this bullet many times but this time I'm not sure I I need some advice.

I consider this way out of the realm of my job here at my company. Yeah, I know, "duties as assigned" clause in your contract might cover this but in my mind it does not. This is like asking me to pick up his dry cleaning. It has nothing to do with this business or my job.

Now, I could go to him and tell him that this makes me upset, that I don't want to do it, etc...but if I don't go..someone is going to have to. And if my boss has to go, well, that might spell trouble for me.

However, I'm a firm believer in doing what I believe is right..and I do not believe this is right. My question to handle this?

Right now I'm half tempted to sit down with my boss and say "I'm not going, this isn't in my job description and if you push it, I'll talk to my union rep." But I've learned not to act in haste, specially when you are upset.

I'm sure this isn't the first time this has come up and I'd appreciate any advice on this issue.


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9-2 odds

by jdclyde In reply to Oh no!

If this was Who Wants to be a Millionaire and you saw that 9 out of 11 people went a certain way, what would your gut feeling on this be?

Just food for thought.

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my gut feeling would be...

by jck In reply to 9-2 odds

from what I read here...

most people here in IT would take the buck and score brownie points with the CEO...and not care about doing what's ethically right.

oh well. i guess i'm too much of a dreamer to be in this industry. i might move back to oklahoma and go into ranching.

at least horses don't tell you that you're wrong for doing what's right.

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Read Boxies last post

by jdclyde In reply to my gut feeling would be.. ...

because she covered the ethical dilemma that you are having.

I know for a FACT that the system I setup for the president of my company uses it for business on a very regular basis.

Elderly guy with a bad hip, he is only physically needed in the office a few days a month, and works from home the rest of the time.

Do I feel any guilt about working on this equipment at his house? Not a bit.

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you're still not getting it

by jck In reply to Read Boxies last post
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so that means

by jdclyde In reply to you're still not getting ...



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by jck In reply to you're still not getting ...

i feel like i've given a lollipop to a 3 year old now.

have a nice weekend. thanks for the depression.

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And my gut tells me.....

by JamesRL In reply to my gut feeling would be.. ...

That most senior maangers, and I know this from personal experience, do not work 9-5 and do not turn off their cell phones at the end of the day.

We get calls while at home, we access our emails, we do business outside the office.

Do you not think that justifies someone making sure the wireless set up is locked down so that we don't end up with people probing the CEO's computer looking for information?

It isn't brownie points, it isn't sucking up, its protecting the company business.

What is unethical about that?


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My gut feeling

by jdclyde In reply to And my gut tells me.....

is he was just trying to jerk my chain, or he would have engaged more than just me about this.

Sorry John, maybe on some other day!

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by jck In reply to My gut feeling

i'm too tired to fight a moot point. no one seemed to understand taking company money for doing tasks of a non-work nature is unethical. either i'm hypersensitive...or i have far more morals than you all ever imagined i have.

i've cranked out an entire website in 4 days to do personnel information tracking. i don't feel like sitting here anymore.

i'm going to drive 1.5 hours to my house now...where i'll work all weekend too.

you all have a nice one. i'm off to more personal ****.

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from the sound of it

by jck In reply to And my gut tells me.....

it sounded like he wanted that guy to come setup his PC...not just configure it for his work-oriented uses.

but that was just my gut feeling.

i'm probably wrong tho.

have a nice weekend.

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