Long term employee? Hmmm...Interesting.
It's a conflict of interest, to be sure but I have no way of knowing what the employment agreement calls for (or doesn't call for).
The bottom line is that if you don't kick her to the curb you imperil your workplace.
The others are watching to see what you do.
Heck, we're watching to see what happens.
"stopped producing...real numbers..." Let it be a warning sign in the future. Interesting that it happened in a downturn. What lesson is there in that?
I'd like to add - I wouldn't be so sure this is a crime. If we all have to look at our specific written agreement to determine what is right or wrong this world is heading down the tubes.
Legal contract or not - this person has no honor. They need to be fired. (I'm assuming they have been already but would like to know for sure......)
Strip her of her CPC and throw her off the island. Are you kidding me, of course it's a crime and a conflict of interest.
Even given the "what if" questions, why is this situation worthy of a blog post?
hmmmm Steve, you must not have a large crew working for you. I hear stories like this more than I'd care to, and in most cases even the most astute business owner is caught with their proverbial 'pants down'. Maybe in certain cases, with remote offices, or at home workers, companies need to put in systems to prevent things like this from tainting their generosity. Typically when something like this happens the whole crew suffers. The owners gets freaked out and then...watch out.
Steve Levy said:Even given the "what if" questions, why is this situation worthy of a blog post?
It appears that they were essentially stealing. Candidates in this case for their own financial benefit. This is a person who obviously has zero ethics. Fired. End of story.