Mike2 and Mark
I'm new to your site and appreciating your combined insights.
I work in a religious/non-profit environment. People have been discussing "entitlement" lately and I'd like your (and that of the combined forum) input. I am not referring to it in the legal sense.
What, and how much, is acceptable when it comes to "expectations" and using the company account for things. I'll elaborate, if on a trip what do I "deserve" verses what's good and acceptable practice? Is a $4 latte a business expense on my way to the office? But, I deserve it... Or, stringent office hours (is there a difference between arriving at 8:00 or 8:10...if I get the work done and/or stay after?)... I'm not trying to be vague...it's just a really general thing...
Basically, that's what I'm referring to. My gut tells me that part of this is generational...depression era colleagues will tell me one thing, Gen X colleagues will defend another.
Another part of me says it is a corrupted understanding of what truly is acceptable...result, in part, from a lack of standards and/or accountability.
Mike, Mike and Mark...can you dispell the fog for me?