I might quit my job over this…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

You could call the BBB I’m pretty sure it’s confidential and I am super positive that its illegal. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@DuckyPDuckerson:  Hmm, I would be disinclined to quit at this stage  if I did not have anything else to go to in this economy. I would not add the additional charges (of course) and if he brings it up again tell him that is not something you would be comfortable doing and if he continues to force the issue advise that you will take the issue higher? Or take it higher straight away maybe, people should not be able to get away with this sort of thing.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@DuckyPDuckerson:  Ive had a horrible boss who’s asked me to lie before. I wish I had had more guts then, but my coworkers finally convinced me to go in and discuss it with him, and when he got defensive I seemingly gave in. Three weeks later I was gone.

I cannot lie to people or rip them off on purpose. My principles mean more to me than my job.

 

HOWEVER on the flip side, how important is your job to you? Can you survive financially without it? Are you willing to take that leap? Because I would decide what you are willing and unwilling to do before you confront your boss and possibly get mad and make a bad decision.

Good luck OP 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@DuckyPDuckerson:  Does your state have unfair dismissal laws? Arm yourself with some information about that before you go in if you have concerns – there is no doubt some helpline you can call like we have here in Australia to get some quick, free info.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@DuckyPDuckerson:  Woah. This is very uncomfortable.  I do not think I could bring myself to do it. In my experience I have been asked to do something unethical.  I had to push back. Honestly,  I did not feel my job was in jeopardy (so this is kind of different). However,  I feel it is better to get in trouble for doing the right thing than to be in trouble for doing wrong. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Keep in mind that the BBB is just a mediator. They cannot force a company to do anything or stop doing things. If it were me, I’d go above your supervisor.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@DuckyPDuckerson:  If it gets found out, then guess who is going to be legally responsible? Almost certainly: you! Because you’re the one who did it, and there is no record of your boss telling you to do it.

So whatever you do, do not do something illegal or unethical.

Me, I would probably take the method of least resistance and refuse to comply. Like that scene at the start of The Incredibles, where Bob (Mr. Incredible) is helping his clients against his boss’ wishes.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thank goodness your co-workers are standing strong with you!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Can you report it to HR or are you in a very small company?  Our company has outlets (so to speak) if we are faced with anything like this.  There are contacts that we are told to call or notify of the situation and it will be investigated.  However, I work for big company and I know not all companies have these types of things built in.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  This

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@DuckyPDuckerson:  If you the company lets you go after reporting the request for illegal action, you have grounds to sue the company for wrongful dismissal. I am currently in grad school for business and within the last few months have read several cases of employee’s suing and winning their cases in instances similar to this. Don’t let them bully you into doing something illegal.

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