Make it so

By AndTheStupidShallRule - 15/01/2022 23:02 - United States

Today, the person who signs off on my work asked me to change numbers on a federal report, saying my logic didn't make sense. They have a bachelor's degree in education. I have two graduate degrees in math and computer science. FML
I agree, your life sucks 905
You deserved it 100

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hols firm on government reports. don't be putting your integrity, reputation or legal liability on the line. Double check your work? Sure, but be honest in the data and report. let the superiors either explain it or reject it to find someone else willing to be a scapegoat. there are enough politic... err professional liars in the government. don't become one.

Let me guess, the changes they want make your employer look better? Or maybe it just makes your critic look better? Recheck your work and logic. Occasionally truth comes from the non-expert; not often, but often enough to relook at the section to make sure you were correct. If you were correct and this person is insistent, then the real test of your professionalism comes. Hopefully you can make them understand if you draw a mental picture for them explaining it in detail. If you were wrong, thank them and make the correction. If you are sure you are correct and you cannot resolve the issue, do not sign off on something that you do not believe is factual. It’s better to run the risk of career problems than to run the risk of eventually becoming legally liable.

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Let me guess, the changes they want make your employer look better? Or maybe it just makes your critic look better? Recheck your work and logic. Occasionally truth comes from the non-expert; not often, but often enough to relook at the section to make sure you were correct. If you were correct and this person is insistent, then the real test of your professionalism comes. Hopefully you can make them understand if you draw a mental picture for them explaining it in detail. If you were wrong, thank them and make the correction. If you are sure you are correct and you cannot resolve the issue, do not sign off on something that you do not believe is factual. It’s better to run the risk of career problems than to run the risk of eventually becoming legally liable.

hols firm on government reports. don't be putting your integrity, reputation or legal liability on the line. Double check your work? Sure, but be honest in the data and report. let the superiors either explain it or reject it to find someone else willing to be a scapegoat. there are enough politic... err professional liars in the government. don't become one.

All your degrees didn't teach you how the real world works. If your bosses tell you to fudge the numbers for the government, you fudge the numbers. If you think there's a chance the government will really care, record your bosses telling you to cheat. Bosses will fire you immediately for insubordination, but it'll take a while for your falsified report to be detected, if it ever is. Did you not learn any Game Theory in all of your schooling?

that person with a bachelor's degree sounds like YOUR BOSS. so redo all your work, show him where it is correct or where you made mistakes and move on. just because you have 2 doctorates, doesn't mean you understand how the corporate world works.

Since the other person signs off on your work and wants you to change it, then it's not your fault if the data is wrong now, is it?