Saturday, February 17, 2007

Does integrity matter?

Seriously, I'm asking.

Does integrity matter?

I mean, ask someone, "Does integrity matter?", and see what kind of response you get.

I'll wait.


Back already? They said yes, didn't they? Of course they did. Who hates integrity and is going to be honest about it?

But does it matter?

Can a person be hired to a new job (assuming they're totally qualified) if they spout off about how integrity is really important to them.

Or, does that knock them out of the game.
HR: So, what's your biggest concern?
ME: Honestly, I've got a weird one. Integrity is something that's really important to me. How does that play out in a real-world sense in your company?
HR: (In their head) This guy's cute, but he's going to be a lot of heartburn.
HR: Integrity is obviously key to everything we do. Thanks so much for your time.
(*Shreds resume*)
Honestly, is integrity something that will knock you out of a job, gig, etc. if you're "too" vocal about it?

And, seriously, can you be "too" vocal about integrity.

That's still an absolute, right?


I'm asking...

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