Assuming your own minimum standard has some grounding in industry minimum standard, then it isnít illegal or immoral.
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Unless you work in an industry where there is a legislated "industry standard" (such as certain types of engineering), this doesn't apply.
The company doesnít own you just because they pay your salary. If they hired you on as a computer programmer, then you arenít being insubordinate when you insist on following standard practices of a computer programmer.
The typical contract reads: "you'll do what we ask of you", just in fancy language. There's almost always some innocuous looking little clause that reads: "and other duties as necessary". There's seldom, if ever, a clause that says: "You can spent our money doing work in the way that you like, but we've specifically told you that we don't".
So, unless there are a specific set of laws in your jurisdiction permitting you to disobey your employer's wishes regarding the assets they've paid for, you just... can't. It's simple contract and property law.