I had to do some research for my boss and I got behind on my work so I used ChatGPT. Well, somehow she found out and fired me for producing fraudulent work. How is that fair or legal?
I asked ChatGPT to write an answer to this question and he responded like an angry post about how exhausting it is to be so smart and blamed for everything.
I’m not really sure how to answer your question other than that the law in most states for most private sector employees says you are employed “at will” which means you can be fired for any reason or no reason, or even a stupid reason.
You cannot be fired for a protected reason such as race, religion, age, etc.
I’m assuming your boss didn’t like what ChatGPT came up with, but the problem is more likely that you lied about where the work came from.
Lying is actually a layoff offense, in which case you may also be denied unemployment benefits, severance pay, etc.
Last week in his column he advised a cashier who was being hit by a delivery guy to speak directly to him to stop. Shouldn’t he go to his boss and ask her to take care of the matter? Isn’t that putting her in a dangerous position? She doesn’t know this guy, who is not an employee of the company. What if he’s crazy or something?
Which do you think is more likely to trigger a negative reaction: going directly to the person and explaining that the attention, while innocent and flattering, makes them uncomfortable and politely asking them to stop, or first telling someone who might get it? in trouble?
Unless the behavior or person is in some way threatening or egregious, reporting an associate to the boss can end the behavior, but it can also lead to a different awkward dynamic.
The best course of action is to try to resolve it if you can. And if not, escalate. At least then you can tell the person that you tried and they didn’t respond.
Gregory Giangrande has more than 25 years of experience as an executive director of human resources. Listen to Greg Weds. at 9:35 in the morning iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Email: GoToGreg@NYPost.com. Continue: GoToGreg.com and in