What're the ethics of hiring a moonlighter who's on the job?
December 27, 2011 4:58 PM Subscribe
What are the ethics of buying skilled services if the person doing it is completing those services on the job? (Specifically, a machinist, if the industry matters.)
I posted on craigslist looking for somebody to machine a part for me. Several people got back to me. Of those people, none indicated that they owned a shop, or provided anything but a cell number. Two people explicitly said that they'd be doing it at their jobs, so it'd take a while.
I've already contracted with one of them, and am taking delivery tomorrow. And I started out ecstatic, 'cause now I have a contact who can machine many more parts for me in the future.
Then I thought: I wouldn't dig it very much if somebody working for me were programming craigslist gigs on the clock.
But, from my end, is that really my problem? When I'm not the man, why should I care if somebody's sticking it to him?