The Call Is Not Private
I am in hot water with my conscience.
Don’t ever think that you are just talking to a single person over Skype, Lync, or other online meeting communications and that the conversation is private. As a matter of fact don’t even think that an email is private. I am doing a lot of reflecting on this today, as I participated as a listener in a call without being announced. My conscience bothered me all night and honestly, I didn’t measure up to the ethics and morals that I strongly believe in. Here is some of the damage that listening in did for me:
- I failed myself.
- I deceived others.
- I intruded on a conversation about me that others thought they had the freedom to share openly. This also reminded me that I can’t rely on honest feedback.
- It eroded trust that I have for people and eventually people have for me.
I have asked to not ever be put in that position again. In addition, I know that I have some relationship building to do with those I listened in on. This is hard, because they don’t know it. I apologize