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Conflict of Interests?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by philyphreak2127, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. philyphreak2127

    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    Okay I work at Goodyear. We are a full service shop. I merely work in the shop. I never talk to customers except when I check the air in their tires. To help pay for college I was applying for a second job at Performance Wheel and Tire where I was going to be a tech working 3 days a week. Never talking to customers. My store manager said if I were to accept a job Performance Wheel and Tire it could be considered conflict of interests because they both sell tires, yet I wouldn't be selling anything in either store. It really sucks cause I had told the hiring manager at Performance Wheel and Tire that I was interested in working in the performance area of the shop. I would have been helping install lift kits, suspension components, and working with aftermarket wheels, and tires all day long on nice cars. My question to you guys: Is this right? Can they say that?
     
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    Each company can deem what they feel is necessary to protect the better interest of their business, sometimes at the risk of going against consumer or the general public's interests. Conflict of interest can be considered any time there is competition among competing businesses providing similar services or products to a consumer. Many retailers will consider it a conflict of interest if the products and services they provide can be considered jeopardized by another similar establishment within the same field.

    There is usually a policy in most companies that will detail what they consider conflict of interest. I would ask your current employer if they have this available to you. It, in theory, is a way to control persuasion towards, or against, potential business. It also "protects" business strategy and execution of service within an established environment.

    This can be found within many types of businesses and establishments. Some follow it more strictly than others.

    Having experienced "Conflict of Interest" on several occasions in a retail management position, I can see why businesses would do this. I don't necessarily agree with it at times, but realizing the impact it could have on P&L's, employee engagement, and business execution, it could result in negative effects of well-sought intentions towards success.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    :werd: a lot of companies do it. Some companies even want to know if anyone in your family is in a competing business or if they are or can be a potential customer to the business.
     
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    On top of that, some companies even require you to reveal knowledge of a certain amount of investment into a competing company. Once it exceeds a certain dollar amount, it could be considered a conflict of interest, even if you aren't the one with the money invested.
     
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    hey...a good thing about texas. "Right to work" laws.
     
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    why not just leave goodyear and go work full time at the other place?
     
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    Goodyear sucks, they have so many stupid rules/regulations on things its unbelievable.
     
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    sry, usually can't work for 2 competitors. its like dating 2 chicks out in the open. only some are cool w/ it.
     
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    Why would I leave Goodyear? I am working a shop where I like who I work with, pay is decent, I have the chance to learn more and more everyday, I have two good techs I can get advice from, and they will pay for me to take the A.S.E. certifications. I can get 401k, and health insurance. There are oppurtunities to move up. In my shop alone we have one tech who started as a general service tech and was promoted in 8 months, a gmt that was "promoted" to alignment tech after 6 months, (meaning he flags extra pay for every alignment, and all suspension work he does), a manager who started as a GMT, a tech who worked all the way from general service tech to store manager, then decided to go back and work in the shop as a tech. This company loves to promote with in. They will fill positions in other stores by taking people with seniority often, and they make sure to inform everyone about the a.s.e. tests, pay for them and give them a raise for every test passed.
     
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    why would you want to work for another company then?

    It sounds like goodyear is a decent enough place to work. I'd keep the performance tire place in mind if goodyear ever needs to 'let you go'. Let the perfomance tire manager/hiring official know what's going on, so there won't be any bad blood. They might match the benefits.

    If you like where you are, don't worry about it. Enjoying what you do is a great benefit.
     
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    Hahahaha

    :werd:

    Great analogy. And those that are cool with it are trash, and even if it does happen its going down the dumpster eventually.

    Get the drift?

    I say go fulltime with the second company, they sound more legit.
     
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    Well the reason I want to get a second job is during the winter the tire shops get really busy and hire temporary workers that usually end up working from like october to january. Right about the same time for some odd reason Goodyear gets really slow and cuts G.S.'s hours to like 20. I told her I have to make a certain amount and it was either I get a second job, or I have to quit. She told me if it is over the winter it doesn't matter cause hours are so few. But I have an interview with Discount Tires tomorrow with a store manager who just cut 5 guys due to drug issues. The best part about it is I used to work at two other Discount tires both of which I left under good terms with the store managers. So I'm in good shape. But another reason I want a second job is I start school in january for auto technology anyways. I need to save up money to pay for it so I don't have to take out loans. Also me and a friend are trying to get our own place either before january or shortly there after.
     
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