Thursday, November 15, 2012

Employment (and Other) Lessons from the Petraeus Scandal

PetraeusCheck out Mike Maslanka's Work Matters.  Here's an excerpt:

[Companies often face the issue of how to handle a manager who has had an affair with an employee.] Does the manager deserve a second chance? It’s human nature to want to provide one, because most people would want one if they messed up. But there are exceptions. Did the executive violate a rule or a norm of conduct to which he expected others to adhere? With Petraeus, the answer is yes. The Times article notes that the intelligence community frowns on extramarital affairs because of the possibility of the employee being blackmailed for information.

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I don't think managers should get a second chance with something like this. After all they should know better. Not to mix business with pleasure, it makes no scene. it also set's up a awkward environment for work. if both of them still work in the work place. I know most company's don't allow this. I can't say I blame them. If you looking for a job I would check Granted.com they have tons of listings for jobs and they have everything laid out to make things simple. I once had a team lead dating a co worker. Once management found out they fired both on the spot.

Posted by: Christina | Nov 15, 2012 9:31:56 AM

Thanks for the informative article. My brother is in need of a lawyer in Red Deer. Do you happen to have any references or suggestions? Thanks.

Posted by: Dexter | Nov 15, 2012 9:41:49 AM

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