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Honesty and Morality

by dimensionaltales

It’s interesting to see how far people are willing to go to make a buck and I’ve seen it put on full display this week at work. What happened, you may ask? Well, before I get into that, let me put something out in the open. Due to my upbringing, it has been made abundantly that I’m terrible at all forms of deception. So, my disdain for dishonesty and unethical practice is a combination of my upbringing and the fact that I can’t pull off such a “feat”.

Now, to the funny as hell story:

At work, I’m considered the “tech guy” meaning, of course, I’m the go-to guy for any Android software problems before I’m a salesman. Now, I say this because I was fixing a problem on a customer’s phone before hearing another customer argue with my colleague about some of the company’s “practice”. After completing my customer’s transaction (he had to get a new phone since it couldn’t be fixed), I had my colleague explain to me what happened. This is where things went downhill.

See, he explained to me that he was charging the customer for a content transferral. Arching my eyebrows, I remind him that this was part of the usual business transaction so it shouldn’t be charged. But, he tells me that he’s going to charge because he needs the money and didn’t see anything wrong with it. And, when I said that it’s dishonest and he will get caught, he seems to not care and made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t going to stop and tried to threaten me into silence. I just chuckled.

When he asked why I’m laughing, I said this: “Because I have a family of martial artists, enforcers of law and security, military personnel and a healthy of Puerto Ricans. Plus, I’ve dated nothing but Latinos. Do you honestly think you scare me? I should tell on you just for threatening me but I’ll let you cross the wrong customer and let them report you. Not going to stress myself out over your misdeed.”

Now, I’m considered a buzzkill among my peers because of my morality. Can’t help it, I was raised to put what I was taught into practice. I was taught to be honest, respectful, demonstrate a character of ethnic and morality because I’m not wired to be deceptive. And, because of that, I’m condemned for it.

So, I ask you: Is that okay? Because I’m not going to change.

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