Do I say something?
July 4, 2011 11:09 PM Subscribe
I just finished grad school and started working a few months ago. Everything's been going great so far, but my company just hired someone new, someone whom I taught last term as a TA. In fact, they plagiarized their term paper, and I was the one who caught it. I'm upset that my company hired them, but even worse, we'll be working together on the same project. My gut's telling me to just let it go, but I feel pretty awkward.
posted by anonymous to human relations (29 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I just really want to tell someone, but I know it doesn't really make sense. They're already hired, it won't make any difference. I'm also worried I'd be breaking some TA-student confidentiality code.
There is one person, more senior than me, who I'm pretty close with, he's also my somewhat-official mentor. I was thinking of running it by him from the perspective of "I feel really awkward". Good idea?
So, Is this something I should bring to HR? Will I just seem like an immature tattletale? Should I just let it go and hope their true colours show later on? Wouldn't it be more professional to ignore it?