Originally Posted by TapiocaBall
Maybe it's because from my point of view, there are a lot of worse things that an employee can do besides flipping out and get drunk off their power one time. Are you telling me that you don't think someone in based on his current situation:
- his age
- his first time in a professional setting
- what he stands to lose
would not become a better person if he was given a second chance? Again, I am not just mindlessly preaching forgiveness here. His was an act of immaturity, not malice. His was not an act that cause any permanent damage. I have seen young adults like him turn their behaviors around when they were given a second chance. I have seen people spiral down when they were not.
Letting him off this time would just teach him that he really can just get away with acting like he did. He had an awesome job, with that comes incredible expectations.
People have been fired for faaaaaar less. I was once let go because I parked in the wrong spot at a job once
. Psy committed about 5 or 6 separate offenses all at once. Separately, they were huge missteps. When put all together, it just looks like a guy who didn't give a da
I'm only a few years from having my juris doctorate. When I pass the bar, I'm automatically under the microscope for every little action I make for the rest of my career. If I were to abuse my power like he did, use racial slurs, or cuss someone out just once, there's a good chance I'll have to go back to school for an entirely new career.