I have a question or at least I'm having some issues with a situation. As noted in other threads Cerner has left SES. That's one part of what I'm dealing with, it is what it is or will be. I just need to find a few new clients. My issue comes out of legal contracts vs personal relationships. The person who is taking over the account has been a friend for several years. He used to be my boss at Cerner before leaving them to work for Display Studios. We have always gotten along famously. I honestly believe that he doesn't want the account and that when he tells me he tried to convince them to leave things alone, I believe he probably did. Here's the rub. 4 months ago Cerner went to him and made him sign a confidentiality agreement before they would even tell him what it concerned. With that he came in, worked along side me in moving the warehouse acting the entire time as if I really had nothing to be concerned about. I don't understand how you do that. How do you not tell someone that their entire life is going to be turned upside down when that person is a friend ? I know, he was bound by law. And therein lies my issue. Does it show more integrity to follow the rule of law and actively deceive someone or does it show integrity to be true to a person rather than a principle?
He says he is sorry I feel like that. And he may actually be. I feel like I lost a job and a friend.
Personally I believe if I was put in that position I would have to tell my boss to find someone else to put on the account so that at very least I didn't have to look someone in the eye and act like everything was cool. I told him I knew he didn't want to and that I knew he signed the agreement. I also told him that I couldn't have done that to him and I believe that to be true.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.Edmund Burke
Once you get past my charm, good looks, intelligence and sense of humor, I think it's my modesty that really stands out.