Nothing personal, just business ?
Posted Feb 1, 2012 21:41 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Clarification on a few points
Parent article: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
Sorry, but this is exactly how we've ended in this mess: reasonable if not downright nice people work for nasty companies with justification that it's Ok because it's big company and they can not do anything means that companies feel free to continue to harass customers, lobby for draconian laws, etc.
Sorry, but no. Justification that you just have sleazy colleagues who ultimately answer to the same CEO does not make it Ok even you personally have done nothing atrocious. Now, I'm not saying everyone should forget about their life, family and declare jihad against nasty companies despite onerous personal costs. If you have no reasonable choice and are forced to work for the nasty company then noone will condemn you. And if you were just offered 50% bigger compensation - then that's fine, too (if companies will know that their nastiness can cost them real money they will adjust, they are not stupid). But in all cases you should be slightly ashamed and look for the other opportunities if possible, not try to explain that "this SONY is not like that other SONY, no, they are totally different". This is your SONY and your actions will be viewed in light of "that our SONY" decisions.
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