Three cheers to CNET reporter for sticking with his values and convictions
In a day where it’s all too common to turn a blind eye to things we may not like or agree with, it’s refreshing to see that there are still people out there who stand up for what they believe in; even if it may mean leaving a job in a tumultuous economy.
I applaud Greg Sandoval for having the courage to leave his job at CNET. He felt that his employer’s ideals and values were no longer in line with his own. Actually, one big ideal – truth without censorship.
What I admired most was that when Sandoval announced his resignation on Twitter, he was brief and stuck to the facts. He even went so far as to say that CNET and CBS were great to him and he felt that they were honest but simply made one poor judgment call.
That’s a class act in my book.
We would all like to say we’d have the guts to do the same thing when we’re not actually in the moment. But how many of us really would? It’s far easier to stay silent and go with the majority even if we don’t necessarily agree.
I consider myself lucky that in the 15 years I have been here at LPP, I have never felt that I compromised my values in order to conform to a policy or client/employer request. I hope I’m not in the minority, but I’d be curious to know how many people feel they have ignored a strong belief to keep a job, get results, or make an employer happy.
I have a feeling that in today’s world, it may happen more often than we’d like to admit, especially when people don’t want to be the ones who rock the boat.
It’s great to see the public support in the Twittersphere that Sandoval is getting for taking a stand for what he believes in. He’s an inspiration to all of us who may need a reminder once in a while about what’s really important and that we can make a difference.
As a mother of two, I would encourage my children to stand up for what they believe in, no matter how much of an uphill battle it may be, or how unpopular it is. Would I do the same myself? I hope so. And knowing that there are others out there doing the same, would encourage me to stick to my values.