Now that I have a great job with Eaton, my family expects me to
help them get hired by Eaton too.They are counting on me, and I will
embarrass my family if I tell them they can’t apply.What do I do?
Eaton’s success depends on its ability to draw the very best people. Explain
to your family members that they may apply for positions with Eaton, but that
you cannot influence the hiring decision or favor them or personally supervise
them in any capacity. They have the same opportunity as everyone else to be
considered for employment.
I have married a woman whose family owns a substantial interest in one
of our competitors. Does this mean I must quit my job with Eaton?
No, it does not. Discuss the situation with your supervisor, so potential
problems can be avoided.
While negotiating a large new order with the president of a supplier, he
hints that if I help him win Eaton’s business, he will offer me a position
with his company, with a car and substantial pay increase. I politely
decline and explain that we choose suppliers based on merit, and
accepting his offer would be inappropriate. Should I tell someone what
Yes, tell your supervisor immediately, to avoid the appearance that you were
influenced by the offer, and so that Eaton can reconsider doing business with