PLEASE be careful about the advice you give to other people.
October 1,2021 at 6:17PM UTC
Telling someone to investigate the labor laws or HR policies in their own situations is fine.
Telling someone what happened to YOU in a similar situation is fine.
Telling someone "I work in HR, and here's what WE do" is fine.
But giving someone direct advice that is challenging to their employment; i.e., telling someone to refuse to sign a written reprimand, file a lawsuit for something that is not a legitimate violation of policy or law, recommending that someone stand their ground when being challenged by a supervisor - these are things that can legitimately get someone fired.
"Here is what I would do if it were me" is a great way of getting your opinion across without sounding like an expert telling someone what to do.
People misconstrue things. Reading "DO NOT SIGN IT" in capital letter, someone could infer expertise and take advice that is dangerous to their career.
Yes, it is entirely our responsibility to take care of our careers, and we are responsible for whatever advice we FOLLOW...
But it makes sense that we NOT be so adamant about telling people what to do, since we are all in different stages/areas of our careers, and different rules apply to everyone.
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