• Subject: Re: What to do about a disgruntled employee
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 09:41:20 -0600
  • Organization: data design inc http://www.datadesigninc.com

> "Promoting our business and ourselves is one thing, using our employer's
> time and pay to damage the employer and then leaving and taking customers
> with us is just plain unethical.  Besides it isn't very effective."
>
> Unethical....get real.  I have no idea who you are or what you do, but you
> need to take a long look around you at the world of business practice.  You
> say it's not very effective...where is your data to substantiate that
> statement.  Of the people and companies I know of (a limited amount to be
> sure) it seems a very effective practice.

i have found it to be quite effective.  and what bothers me is that most of 
these
clients were ones we got from installing our software, (from a manual system) or
from word of mouth.  then we assign a programmer to the account, telling the
client how good a job they'll do.  then, when they leave us, they cut the rates,
and since the client knows and likes the programmer, there's not a lot we can
do.  and it doesn't only happen in the programming world, it happens everywhere.

we had a programmer leave like this years ago, and he was at least honest in
saying he would be competing with us.  but after a few years, he got into amway,
and we haven't heard anything from him in years.

but when the last one left, he was dishonest.  said he had no interest in taking
our clients, except the one said he was going to work for and they were going to
hire someone anyway.   this same person was always upset about his grown
daughter, in her mid twenties, always lying.  he was also a minister, and would
say things like 'some things may be legally right, but morally wrong'.  and what
he did, in my opinion, was morally wrong.

nj





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