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Treating somone like a crminal

By matthewhastings ·
Everyone seems to be saying similar things about this like the coment below. I.T people are not criminals!!!


If you treat someone like a criminal when they have done nothing wrong they will proberbly get pretty pissed off. I would look at getting them back in some way. wouldn't you?

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by Maevinn In reply to Treating somone like a cr ...

I behave according to my standards, not those of other people. Their poor treatment reflects on THEM, not on ME. This is a lesson I learned in grade school--if you behave as people expect you to, then you are just as much as fault as they are for anything negative.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Treating somone like a cr ...

I wouldnt target the company with more than truthful words while speaking to others. If I was truly treated unfairly, It would come out with people I talk to. But to try to hack the place, get revenge, or similar, hey, if I was dissatisfied too much, there are other places to work.

Recently, My job was in jeopardy, and even when I thought that my last day was Oct. 1st, I kept doing my job just as if I was here forever. I look at it like this, I am getting paid well. Whether or not everything is perfect, the company is paying me, and I do have an option to leave if totally dissatisfied.
I have been in many positions where I have had to let someone go, and had to follow strict rules for it, including taking them offsite and telling them to wait at the lobby for their things or I would ship it to them. This is worse if it is raining and their car keys are in their jacket at the desk.

For a company, an IT specialist can do major harm. But so can many other people (finance or HR employees come to mind). But even if you do not get caught, what did you really do??? Prove to yourself that you are spoiled and have no morals.

And what is with that all of your posts say to buy an MP4 player? I dont want ads, you should place that in a relevant post, not everything that you post to.

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I have seen this before

by mjd420nova In reply to Treating somone like a cr ...

In the instance of a salesman, he was stealing the customer listings, he got an escort and no access to the network. An IT person was escorted, but was watched as he logged on and things(passwords and user names) were noted and deleted as part of an exit interview. This is just for the companies protection, not to be mean or an attempt to get back at the individual. A very careful agreement needs to be signed at the time of employment to be sure that the employee knows the rules and what will happen if they decide not to follow them.

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Either pissed off or dead

by alameh In reply to Treating somone like a cr ...

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Jumping to conclusions

by NickNielsen In reply to Either pissed off or dead

The linked story is rather sketchy about the victims' actions and seems to be written to place the police in a bad light. (Of course, police in major American cities only shoot completely blameless innocents.) And my immediate reaction on hearing Al Sharpton's name is to remember the Tawana Brawley case and discount anything said by victim representatives (wrong though that may be).

The NYT provides a more balanced approach (, including a preliminary description of the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

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contributed strongly to the victims' actions.

Edit: spelling, clarify

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If you did that, you stand a good

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Treating somone like a cr ...

chance of proving them right!

Why are you treating me like a criminal?
Because you have the potential to be one is indeed a weak argument.

There again if you've used your name and posted on a public site, that you would try to damage a company, risk factor just went up enormously didn't it?

You are not doing yourself a big favour here, no one is going to sit down and say, lets be nice to Matthew, so he doesn't do us in the back.

Any threat assessment starts with capability, if you have it, you are a threat, if you also demonstrate hostility, you are a prime candidate for a pre-emptive strike.

Why should the company risk not treating you like a criminal? It could be seen as a back handed compliment, in that they know you are a dangerous mf

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It's the person, not the profession

by SciFiMan In reply to Treating somone like a cr ...

I've heard of that but I've never seen it in real life. I've left on my own, been laid off, and had a couple companies just close. I haven't had anyone in management ever be concerned with what I might do, to the point of having full access to executive LANs, $Billion chip fabs, NOC's, etc. up to the very minute of my last day. I even once put in overtime on my last day fixing a remote site that was down.

I believe the "seen as a criminal" issue only comes up when the IT person involved has already somehow proven themselves to be a risk to the company. Be a complete professional with your own personal high ethics, etc. and you'll never have a problem.

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