(Closed) NWR: A Sticky Situation

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

No.  I wouldn’t say a word.  If it didn’t happen, you’d have caused that person and their family unnecessary worry/stress/etc.  And, unless it’s your job to fire that person, don’t say a word.  If word got out that you informed your “uncle” of this, it could end with you losing your job!

Post # 4
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

crossed my desk today

in my role at work there is alot of sensitive information i can not discuss – if its work related my answer is no, you cannot say anything because you have to maintain a level of trust and confidentiality required by your employer

 

Post # 5
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1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Would I want to? yes, definitely.

Would I? NOPE

Post # 6
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1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh man…that’s tricky.  I’m in the HR game (are you?) and I would immediately talk to your supervisor about this conflict of interest.  You shouldn’t have been put in this position in the first place.  I’m sorry this has happened…you must feel awful.

I honestly think that you can say nothing to your relative (which sucks, I know).  If the company finds out you’ve said anything you could be in a lot of trouble.  What I WOULD do is to possibly have a conversation with your relative that is sort of a “we’re in uncertain times”….maybe offer resume help but in a really general sort of way.  

Man…I hope that sort of helps….it not an easy situation.  🙁

Post # 7
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3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsPinkPeony: I wouldn’t say anything if I were you. It could very well end up in you being reprimanded, or worse, fired yourself. It sucks to know potentially life altering information and not be able to share it, but if that comes along with the position you have to follow the rules.

Post # 8
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

ugh yeah this is tough.  But if something changed and they didn’t loose their job and you had already told them that would be horrible.  Plus .. in the heat of the moment you don’t know if they know .. will they something to HR about what you’ve told them.  I’d stay out of it, which stinks.

Post # 10
Member
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think I would say anything.  It depends a lot on your industry and your profession, but in a lot of cases you could really get in trouble, too!

Post # 11
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think that you should.  You might be causing yourselves problems down the line, since you might not be allowed to discuss things that you hear at work.

Post # 12
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1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MrsPinkPeony: That’s totally understandable and I understand the conflict between family (or friends) and confidential necessities at work.  I’ve had access to personnel information about friends, including salary and the REAL reason that they were laid off.  Especially if you think it can help, it can be really difficult to keep your mouth shut, but you have to.

Does your boss know that you are related to this person?  I think that she/he is putting you in a rough position.

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