If one's focus is it harms companies they'll unlikely be able to personally justify their actions likely feeling it's unethical. If one's focus is it gives people an option to better themselves hearing about other opportunities, then it's likely they'd see it as ethical.
I'm a Jew and been recruiting/sourcing for 29 years. Knowing no company wants to be recruited from always makes me queasy while doing so. I still feel awful when calling an unhappy to be called prospect or threatened with legal action when discovered. I still feel great when I've made a quality connection or placed a person happy that I found them. As long as recruiting remains legal I'm on the ethical side.
Just my two cents.
at the end of the day like everyone has mentioned, no paper, no payment! That's why God invented written contracts. And although I'm sure the owner was sad to see you go, how close were you really if you feel like you've been shafted? Perhaps you weren't as close as you thought you were. Personally, I'd pay you the money. But hey, I'm a stand up kind of guy. Most people are needy and greedy and fall victim to the "have and have not" mentality. Money does weird things to the nicest people, especially when they think you have more than they do, it then becomes downright nasty. I've seen perfectly sane, kind, sweet and gentle people turn into raving viscous maniacs over money because of the "have and have not" mentality. Most people do. We all feel like we're always shorted or less than someone because of money. There's more to life than that concern. Okay........getting too philisophical here.
I have a phrase that I use all of the time. Catch and release. You've caught it. It stinks. Now release it and chalk it up as a bad experience. Time to move on.…
ew planet populated only with "normal" people. Who's with me?
I've always suspected that I get more than my share of random stranger requests, but never really tracked it and anytime I mentioned it to anyone else, they didn't understand what I meant. Glad to see that it wasn't just a mis-guided campaign to make me feel popular and loved by the people of BFE and surrounding continents.
Obviously, it makes no difference, but at least if I ignore someone, I feel justified in doing so based on my "contact preferences" section below.
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