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One rule for one....

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
How far do you think that our behaviour outside of the workplace should impact on our employability? Assuming that there is no hint of professional misconduct, to what extent should our private lives be taken into account?

Presumably, it would be difficult for someone like Nigella Lawson, for example, to continue in her role as Domestic Goddess if she were to feed her children on Pot Noodles and Micro Chips; although this would scarcely be considered a crime for the rest of the population. Similarly, a gynaecologist with a penchant for soft porn might be looked upon with suspicion, but should it mean that they are deemed unsuitable to carry on their profession, if they behave properly at work?

Should there be one standard for all, or do you think that each area of work should determine its own standards?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: One rule for one....
    Originally posted by Tecknotart
    a gynaecologist with a penchant for soft porn might be looked upon with suspicion, but should it mean that they are deemed unsuitable to carry on their profession, if they behave properly at work?


    Would that not then mean that practically all male gynaecologists are looked upon with suspicion?
    :confused:
    Alternatively, it could be called research! :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As far as i'm concerned, as long as the company are paying me for my time, then i'll act responsibly, do my work etc, but as soon as six o'clock, or whatever, comes and i'm finished, not being paid, then within reason i'll do what i like. I've worked for companies that have said you can/can't do things outside of work hours. Screw that! If you want me to behave according to my contract 24 hours a day, then pay me 24 hours a day :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by RubberSkin
    As far as i'm concerned, as long as the company are paying me for my time, then i'll act responsibly, do my work etc, but as soon as six o'clock, or whatever, comes and i'm finished, not being paid, then within reason i'll do what i like. I've worked for companies that have said you can/can't do things outside of work hours. Screw that! If you want me to behave according to my contract 24 hours a day, then pay me 24 hours a day :)

    I'll second that.

    in my opinion there ARE some cases in which the outside activities should be taken into consideration where the persons job is concerned

    for example:
    someone known to be a pedophile (in my opinion) shouldnt be allowed to teach children or work in a day care centre for kids.


    fair enough, if someone (like me for example) smokes the reef in their spare time let them get on with it. As long as they dont come into work wrecked or skin up in the staffroom its ok.:D

    i know what you mean though...i've got mates who work in places that have rules like "thou shalt not go out with someone you work with" and also a rather strange rule about not being allowed to work there if you go to raves / clubs.:confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Braidsta


    I'll second that.

    fair enough, if someone (like me for example) smokes the reef in their spare time let them get on with it. As long as they dont come into work wrecked or skin up in the staffroom its ok.:D

    most people where i used to work used to smoke it the problem was that they would bring it in to the work envronment which was also a naval base
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