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Monday, September 15, 2008

Me and my uncompromising ethics...

It's very possible that I made my own life a living hell today. I blew the whistle on a coworker. It was a question of journalistic ethics and Constitutional freedoms, and even though I have now opened myself up to some serious retribution, I couldn't keep my mouth shut on it. I am unbending when it comes to journalistic ethics and standards. Call me an idealist - it wouldn't be the first time.

I'm going to take a nap now. Righteous indignance can be sooooo taxing.

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Update: I just got a phone call on my cell - an hour after close of business - from the coworker in question. And he just sent me a PM on our message board. Oh hell, I think I'm about to get hit with a whole lot of harassment. Oh look, there's my phone again. It's him again. I'm not answering.....

4 comments:

Jeff said...

A lot of times standing up for what's right is real hard especially when people who do wrong make you suffer for doing so. But it is all worth it.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yowch. It's hard doing the right thing sometimes.

Hang in there -- and take no shit.

Angel said...

Good for you. It can be so hard to stand up for what you believe in, but you feel so much better in the long run. I agree with Susan. Don't take any shit:)

Goddess said...

Thanks for the support. There are some serious wrongdoings going on, and I don't know that I can count on the company to protect me, but it doesn't really matter. They can fire me, subject me to harassment, torpedo me or generally make my life miserable - but they can't make me wrong.