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reply to post by monsterdeadish
1st and foremost. Dont go to the news. Not until you have some other employment. And make absolutely sure youre going to be able to handle the repercussions by that company, who they know, what they can do to you, your future, your family etc.
Sometimes...doing the right thing, can absolutely turn out to be the worng thing in the end
This is wht they mean when they say to always "Pick your battles". The ones you are willing to fight for, lose sleep over, and maybe future employement over, and ruin your entire life.
Not to say...and I want to clarify here...NOT TO SAY...what you are attempting isnt valid, worthy and needing to be done to make it known to the world. To make this company suffer or at least be held accountable for their actions or lack of....make absolutely sure you can take the heat. And that could border on retribution, black-balling-youll-never-work-in-this-industry-again, ruin and all kinds of bad things.
Or course, it may very well be the right thing to do with you being the one to do it. But be absolutely positive disclosing their practices is what you want to do no matter how it may afect you, your career and family.
Good luck and God's Grace to you....MS
edit on 09-22-2013 by mysterioustranger because: spl ck
Welcome to ATS. If the corruption is harming others who cannot defend themselves I think you should begin planning a course of action. You can always report anonymously. You may love the field now but will learn to hate it if your seeing unethical behavior and feel powerless to stop it. This is your life - what do you want the quality of it to look like? It could very well be that its just a few people up the chain. I doubt it goes all the way to the top.
I once complained that the head honcho of the country attorneys office failed to represent his clients fairly and impartially - didn't fight as hard (a friend of mine was represented with complete disregard for basic arguments and I found out this public defender - who was at the top of the chain locally - had done this with many people). Anyway - I was too young and naive to know this is common practice so I put in a complaint with the governor. Afterward it hit the papers and reprimands were handed out. I was blown away that they followed up but also wonder how many people were represented with a bit more gusto for awhile after that. Now - today I might not do that but I "just did it" back then.
If my paycheck were on the line - I would wait until finding another job and ask for a letter of reference in the meanwhile. They will want to know why you want one so your going to have to stoop to lying in this case. Just tell them it's for a part time job your looking for to supplement income on the weekends or - to be accepted at a college that you want to attend part time to get another degree, a certificate, etc.