lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 8 21:03:44 CDT 2003
--- "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jul 2003 nick at snowman.net wrote:
> > Wow. That's remarkably lacking in ethics. Do all buisnessmen
> > think this way?
> If a competitor is willing to pay me more than my current employer, I
> have no qualms about leaving my job. I'm not here for my health.
> I'm here to work.
> I don't think it's unethical. It's just playing the game hardcore.
> That's what competition is all about.
No, it is unethical to get close to a competitor (under pretnese of a
merger) for the purpose of stealing their key employees. I think you
were responding as the (potentially) snipped key employee - no harm for
him, since he didn't persue/initiate the offer, but to enter into
agreements to find a way to tear a company apart is bad ethics.
If it is good business is a different matter.
I look at it like I look at the idea of stealing another mans wife -
how do I know she will stay with me, she already left her first
husband? (PLEASE, I'm not speaking to anyone's personal situation, it
is an EXAMPLE)
"Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten
programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
Bill Gates, in "An OpenLetter to Hobbyists" dated February 3, 1976
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