Date: 6/11/2003 12:40:36 PM
Name or Pseudonym: paveleck
Subject: More Good Samaritan Deterrents
Ive got another example of deterrents to being a Good Samaritan at work: a companys
Im a developer of software tools at a company that has been going through a huge slump for the past couple of years). Some of the tools I develop are used by my colleagues to simplify their work when dealing with customers (often late at night and/or on the customers sites). Whenever one of my colleagues asks me if I can put something together to help them in these situations (or whenever I see a chance to do so), I usually drop what Im doing and work on that.
I really feel good about my tools helping a colleague get through a tense customer-site job more quickly and easily.
Nowadays, were being "scolded" by our Management for spending our time doing things that "were not being funded for".
I know that some people I work with have already become afraid of this "scolding" and have backed out of helping people. Im trying to keep helping out whenever Im needed, but Im a bit concerned that Management might end up laying me off for doing so.