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Bribing for promotions

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by ndsleep612, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ndsleep612

    ndsleep612 Well-Known Member

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    I work for a large corporation and lately many of my co-workers have been in a promotion slump.
    The area executive in charge of my area has been promoting idiots lately. (Ex. Managers that cannot read, write or compute basic math correctly on their own)

    All of the people that have been promoted by this area executive have fit the incompetent profile besides my previous manager who was very capable. This area executive isn't dumb, his credentials are from UPenn.

    My current manager won't give anyone a promotion nor a raise. I've been thinking of possibly getting the area executive a bottle of nice scotch for the upcoming holidays to try to gain some favor in getting a promotion. His word counts, my manager doesn't.

    Has anyone here tried the grafting method in getting promotions? If so, did it work as planned or was it a fail?

    The economy sucks and I want to get paid more.
     
  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you need a new employer
     
  3. JohnGalt

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  4. Osqua

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    Listen to him.

    Maintain your integrity!

    Go and up grade your Quals, then look for a better job.
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    uhhhh....I want to say don't do it...

    but do it. As long as its for Christmas or birthday, it won't seem like a bribe.

    Though yeah, if the job feels very dead end and you don't enjoy it, maybe look for a new employer.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
  6. JohnGalt

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    unless it's not normal to give gifts in that environment and it's seen as odd, over the top, etc. as a previous poster said, it sounds like you need to find another company.
     
  7. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

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    I give my MLA a bottle of Canadian Club and a gift basket for his wife every year. He isn't a boss and I'm sure giving liquor to your Congressman in the USA is illegal, but he's a friend and I never know when he might help with employment or a project.

    That said, if you can tie it to a Christmas gift, go for it. It's not like you're arranging for a pound of weed, but it is probably unethical unless you can tie it to a holiday gift. Also, be sure to give something to co-workers, otherwise, it's clear you're sucking up, not just spreading some cheer.
     

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