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Re: stopping my spamming

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Nov 20, 2002 at 14:40 UTC ( #214460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to stopping my spamming

What your options are depend a bit on the company, its pecking order, and your place in the pecking order. Does your boss have a boss that will listen to reason? If so, talk to him/her. But make sure you can argue your point. You should be able to clearly demonstrate this action will actually hurt the company. Otherwise, you only have a few options left. Do what your boss says you should do. Quit. Or refuse to do it and get fired.

Of course, if it's illegal to send spam in your jurisdiction, you can refuse to do it, and take legal action if they fire you for not doing your work.

What you should NOT do is to sabotage the sending of the spam. That would just give them to many hooks to fire you (and maybe even sue you).

Of course, the most ethical thing to do is to quit.


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Re: Re: stopping my spamming
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 21, 2002 at 12:49 UTC
    "Ethical" ? Please... What's so unethical about a marketing medium? It's not hurting anyone, doing a lot less damage to the environment as bulk postal mail and probably uses up a lot less cheap labour of delivering them too. Nothing illegal about spamming either. Jeebus, would you quit your job if you didn't agree with the colour the painted the bathroom walls?
      You are wrong that it isn't hurting anyone. Spam takes up bandwidth, disk space and time - without the sending paying for it. If you believe it isn't hurting anyone, you don't know the mechanics involved. And spamming might not be illegal everywhere, but that's irrelevant. Ethical is not the same as to stay within the margins of the law.

      I wouldn't quit my job because of the colour of the bathroom walls, but I have quit my previous job (and taken a 25% cut in pay) because I strongly disagreed with the way management was acting.

      I'd quit if my boss decided to go into the spamming business; or if the company I worked for started dealing in weapons. I've my views on what's good and what's right.

      Do a google search on "Abigail's Oath".


        If that comes with your resume, I would never ever ever hire you. I don't want to hire someone who's going to do something, then turn around jump on the table and dance "I TOLD YOU SO". I want someone who works with the company, not against it.

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