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    Getting ahead at work

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    Wow, you're pretty underhanded. If your location didn't say Ireland, I'd swear you worked for my company.

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    definitely sounds a lot easier than, say, *actually* working hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftotti10
    I scheduled a couple of days holidays that I didn't need to take. Made sure boss\coworkers knew I was going to be off on these days. I purposely planted a bug that would bring down our hardware cluster(i'm in IT).
    I knew my coworkers did not have enough knowledge to resolve this problem and would be forced to ring me. I would then come in on my days off and heroically resolve the problem after a day or so.
    I'm also in IT, and I can garantee if I was your boss, I would fire you on the spot for that kind of ****!

    And you can bet, after it happend a second time, I would be seriously looking into it...

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    The thing is I am actually a very hard worker and havent done it since but it definitely helped me along.

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    well where i work. i was being paid peanuts then one day i applied for another job which was a 1/3 more money than i was getting. told one of my bosses. He told his brother the managing director he came back off his holidays early and ofter me the same wage as what the other company was offering, so i decied to stay where i was. only problem now is every body in the company in the last couple of days have all had a pay rise expect me.
    been told i will get one when the new company which my bosses have started goes in to profit. which could be months away.

    do i look for another job with better propects or stay and wait and see what happens to this company.

    of i leave this job nobody really nose what i do or how thing work and how to repair them when they break down.

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    Flotti.

    That's scum - sabotaging the men that support your life in order to squeeze a few pennies out of them?

    That's lowlife crap right there. You should be fired immediately, and probably have legal action taken against you.

    What would you do if you were the boss and someone that worked for you pulled a stunt like that?

    I'd:
    1) Fire them.
    2) Bring legal action against them.
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    3) Hire someone to beat the **** out of them on a dark night in an alley somewhere.

    I very very much hope you get caught and are punished severely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stronginthearm
    of i leave this job nobody really nose what i do or how thing work and how to repair them when they break down.
    I hope that your job has nothing to do with writing any sort of documentation.

    I'd suspect you won't get the same deal twice, so it all depends on your current benefits, job security, and how much you enjoy your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    Flotti.

    That's scum - sabotaging the men that support your life in order to squeeze a few pennies out of them?

    That's lowlife crap right there. You should be fired immediately, and probably have legal action taken against you.

    What would you do if you were the boss and someone that worked for you pulled a stunt like that?

    I'd:
    1) Fire them.
    2) Bring legal action against them.
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    3) Hire someone to beat the **** out of them on a dark night in an alley somewhere.

    I very very much hope you get caught and are punished severely.
    That's a bit harsh. No person was harmed in any way, the company was not impacted in anyway as the bug simply brings down a failover server, the live one stays up and this was happening during a transition phase when the failover server was failing regulary anyway.

    I'm sure the countless hours of unpaid overtime and unpaid weekends that i work and the fact I turned down a higher paying job elsewhere to stay becuase my employers were Irish(i'm irish) shows you I am not completely scum.

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    You're sure you didn't harm anyone, eh?

    Let's see.. You got a bonus because you looked good in performance, while your coworkers looked like utter morons. You'll go up in the company (possibly) while they will be first on the list to be fired. The company paid you extra money because they thought you were being a good, efficient worker - when in fact you sabotaged the company's equipment to make yourself look better.

    Sounds like no one got hurt, right? That's completely pathetic, and you know it.
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    bah, i just finished a class in organizational behaviour. one of the things you have to do to rise in a company is to do something underhanded. i'd have to say your idea was a good one. people with no skeletons in their closets tend not to rise very far because you cant always be ethical or 'a good christian'..heheh. you cant unless you are happy with where you are. pllus, those higher up all have skeletons in THEIR closets and wont promote to their level unless they're sure you have some in yours. i'm not saying that its all good and nice. but thats the way of capitalism. business life and home life are two different things two different ethics and 2 different ways of life. if you cant handle capitalists and their ways of thinking, join the communists. i say good idea, and no one was really hurt, good job
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    Again, people were hurt. If you can't see that, then you're missing the entire picture.
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    [QUOTE]Let's see.. You got a bonus because you looked good in performance, while your coworkers looked like utter morons. You'll go up in the company (possibly) while they will be first on the list to be fired. The company paid you extra money because they thought you were being a good, efficient worker - when in fact you sabotaged the company's equipment to make yourself look better.[QUOTE]

    hahha better them looking like morons than you, better YOU go up in the company than getting first on the list fo rbeing fired. take the self righteousness and walk away please... in capitalist society, its survival, and the appearance of efficiency
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    im with mr rhino on this one. Even I, a guy with no morals, wouldn't screw up for my company and my trusted fellow co-workers just to get ahead...











    okey..who am i trying to kidd here. Id screw them over before you could say 'you're screwed' or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    You're sure you didn't harm anyone, eh?

    Let's see.. You got a bonus because you looked good in performance.
    Yes
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    while your coworkers looked like utter morons.
    Not really.They weren't expected to be able to fix the problem. If it actually happened and i was on holiday they would have to ring me to come in
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    You'll go up in the company (possibly) while they will be first on the list to be fired.
    They'll hardly make decisions based soley on me coming in those two times especially since i'm in after hours every weekend anyway for the last year. Also noone will be fired, noone has ever been let go due to economic reasons in our company nor is it likely in the forseeable future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    The company paid you extra money because they thought you were being a good, efficient worker - when in fact you sabotaged the company's equipment to make yourself look better..
    I am a good efficient worker, this just helped me point it out to them.


    Listen I take your point, people were harmed indirectly. To any great degree? I doubt it.
    A horrific act like you are making it seem? not really

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    Sorry that is horrible. I would never do something like that... I don't know who I am more angry at you or your idiot coworkers/boss. Stepping on others to get ahead is not worth it IMO. Got to have some self-respect.
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    Sure would suck if someone who can see your IP accidentally e-mailed a link to this thread to your employer, huh?

    But then, since no one got hurt, that wouldn't be a big deal, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    Sure would suck if someone who can see your IP accidentally e-mailed a link to this thread to your employer, huh?

    But then, since no one got hurt, that wouldn't be a big deal, right?
    Awesome! LOL
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    Low life i think!

    You are the one who has to sleep at night and if it makes you feel better to make others look like incompetent shmucks to advance yourself that is just low. I guess get in where you fit in, and in this case you fit in the crack of my ass.

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    You must be pretty smart to be able to pull of a move like that, ftotti10. That takes some brains.

    Then again, posting a message about how you screwed over your company.. While you're at work.. Well, maybe not so smart.
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    What a dick. Lets check out the fraud triangle, shall we?

    Pressure: Felt the need to get ahead at work.
    Opportunity: The ability to take down hardware with little chance of being caught.
    Rationalization: "No one will get hurt."

    I have no doubt that you will continue to do these small "no one will get hurt" type things as time goes on. Congradulations on your bonus. You should buy some integrity with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazedwombat
    bah, i just finished a class in organizational behaviour. one of the things you have to do to rise in a company is to do something underhanded.
    lol, I don't know where you are going to school, but there is no way any credible institution would ever allow a professor to teach something like that. Sure, a fake smile here, a little bending of the truth there, yeah, these will help you up the corporate ladder, but I think doing "something underhanded" is a little over the top.

    I've also taken OB and I could see how one might interpret some of the material incorrectly, but I very highly doubt that you were taught what you claim.

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    Um...Good for you. flame away but the fact of the matter is I agree with what he did. One can only be abused underpaid and screwed for so long. Cheers to you that you actually had the means to be able to shock a little sense into your employer to make them more aware that you are in fact necessary to their operating structure. Posting it was not the most brilliant thing in the world maybe. But the idea was damn good. I maybe would have saved it for a time when they were really putting me under the gun and shafting me but;Hey,It worked
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