Do I need to disclose near-term plans?
May 15, 2010 8:54 PM Subscribe
What are the ethical implications (if any) of taking a job with no intentions of staying with the company long-term?
posted by ista to Work & Money (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm coming out of college and have had a full time job lined up since fall. Prior to that, I had been contemplating graduate school. But at the time of the offer, I was burnt out and not sure I could handle an advanced degree. The job gives me the opportunity to gain experience in a good work environment, and save up some money while I figure out more longterm goals.
During the school year, I started doing research that made me second-guess my decision. I'm still excited to start my job but it's not an industry I want to be in forever, and I think I want to go back to some kind of school. Are there ethical issues with taking this position without plans to stay more than 4-5 years, maybe less? Important to note that the role I am taking on requires at least two years of training (during which I'll still be somewhat productive for the company.)