One thing our Legal System is big on is clearly defining lying. When one gives evidence, they have to “Tell the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth”. That is – if one selectively tell’s part of a story with intent to twist it’s meaning – that is actually considered being deceptive.
An obvious example – I say such and such hit me and I want to charge them for Assault. If I hold back of the fact that I stole his wifes handbag and pulled a knife on them – it obviously changes the whole meaning.
In more subtle, but still insidious example – I have done some training over the years with organizations that do exactly this. That is – when they structure their training, they are quite clearly with-holding WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW with the whole purpose of trying to sell you more courses.
Don’t get me wrong – I am all for up-selling and such, but when the dodgy suckers start with-holding what you need to know, this is borderline theft.
Years ago (in a very different life) – I actually hired this “Coach” to help me out. They would charge big dollars per session and kick me out right on 60 Minutes. And it took me a few years to realize what they did – but they would never tell me what I needed to know.
Just enough to get me by, but always not enough to scam me back. Years later I went into business for myself and yes – found this person still kicking around with no money and doing poorly. Why? Everyone knows they are a shark!
So here is the thing – unless you have no choice (i.e. they are say a Airline or a Teleco) – if someone is holding stuff back and not doing what they should – get rid of them! Dodgy sharks only get by – from people buying their services.
Although I know *almost everyone* reading this blog is honest and doing a great job, if you ARE NOT I invite you to change your thinking right now. Most people I know who are dodgy never make it – and for the ones that do, please note:
– If you don’t change right now after reading this, you are an evil morally corrupt cockroach who isn’t advancing the human race.
As for you cool honest people – keep it up! Love your work.