Do your job, or quit

Some years back, I was a network operations tech for a telco, in the broadband group.

The specific job I was paid to do was take reports of customers’ Internet not working, investigate to verify the report, and fix any problems I found. That’s what I was paid to do, and I was rather good at it; enough so that the company sent other techs to me for training.

If, one day, I declared “I don’t like a new policy, so I’m refusing to do what I’m paid to do, but you have to keep paying me to do lesser work,” they’d have shown me the door.

Richard Pilger, Linked to IRS Scandal, Resigns DOJ Post over Voter Fraud Memo
Mr. Pilger, a career prosecutor in the department’s Public Integrity Section who oversaw voting-fraud-related investigations, told colleagues he would move to a nonsupervisory role working on corruption prosecutions.

Pilger is paid to direct investigations of reported problems: possible election fraud. His job is to investigate, and prosecute crimes he finds. He decided he didn’t want to do that, so he stepped down as director, and expects them to keep paying him despite his refusal to do his assigned job.

Fire his ass for cause. Out the door. Without a good reference.

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