posted on Feb, 21 2010 @ 12:34 PM
Originally posted by MasterJedi
I'm as caring and compassionate as the next person, but I stand my belief that you are not innocent if you knowingly work for a corrupt boss.
I can kind of understand where your coming from, although I don't want to apply your ideas to the whole Joe Stack incident. I highly doubt everyone
in the building literally worked for the government. After all, I'm sure there are janitors within the building who are working for an outside
company who have no affiliation with the government, or temp workers who are working for their respective companies. Although, that's not what I
intended to comment on.
I agree that if you are working for a corrupt company/agency/boss it is your responsibility to know what kind of things go on. After all, when your
part of a company, you're part of a machine mechanism, where no matter how insignificant your job is, you help the machine work. So even if all you
do is enter numbers into a computer... you're still a cog that is essential to the functioning of the machine.
I used to work at one of the most corrupt places there are: a debt collection law firm. They even had to open another department within their company
to deal with the lawsuits against them from their mistakes. They tried to collect debts that have already been collected, and they tried to collect
even when the time to collect the debt has legally run out. A few times they also tried to collect debts that were non-existent.
I spoke out. I called them unprofessional and I made sure everyone I knew in person knew what an evil place that was. When I quit (which was months
and months after I called them unprofessional, believe it or not they didn't fire me when I spouted off at them) I made sure their company was
crippled without me. When I left... they basically slowed down for days because paperwork kept piling up and no one knew how to handle it. Soon after,
my boyfriend who was their IT professional, quit too. So that just screwed them, since he had all the information of the company and he was the one
who solved their computer problems (it took them months to find someone else to hire).
My point is that, in that situation, I knew I was being part of something wrong, so I took the initiative to leave. Others who work in corrupt
environments should know to leave too: although I'm sure it's much easier said than done.