Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sometimes It's Necessary To Jump Ship
I wholeheartedly disagree with the following blog posting:
Sadly, for one's own economic survival, it's oftentimes necessary to jump off a sinking sweatshop. Two weeks ago, David King stood in front of the McCarter/Hudson project on a Friday afternoon claiming that there was more work to be done, and then turned around and axed everyone over the weekend via a cowardly email. To add insult to injury, in order to avoid having to hear from the angry masses, rumor has it that certain Hudson recruiters went off on vacation the following week. Are these the kind of people that you owe your loyalty to?
As someone so aptly put it,
"Unfortunately, loyalty in the contract attorney business means mostly loyalty to yourself. It’s your survival that you should care about because most of the agencies and firms could care less about you. I think most contract attorneys learn that very early on."
Many of the people that screwed Hudson over and left McCarter early are now comfortably working on other projects. Those who were loyal and stayed on are now scrambling for work in a recessionary job market. This is the nature of the beast.