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My employer questioned me why I downloaded a file (which contained important code) into a external hard drive instead of keeping in corporate internal temperate server. Here is reason: My coworker complained that the codes were wiped out once and he has to re-write it. In order to not lose this again, I asked my coworker to upload this file to the internal server and then each of us will keep a copy so we won't lose it again. The purpose is to protect the code and fasten the working process of a project. However, some how triggered the internal investigation. All of my computers and cellphones were taken by the internal investigator and my badge was De-actived. I feel innocent, angry and insulted. not so sure what to do next. I was scheduled to a 10-days vacation but not sure whether or not I should go. Please help.
I have been put on suspended starting Friday not terminated the employment. The HR and investigator confirmed that this was not a employment termination but just follow normal procedures. I was asked to have a good vacation and do not share with my boss or any other person. I did signed contract when I was hired but so sure it is the employment contract as you said.
Should I discuss this with my friends in the company?
I wouldn't. If your employer is thinking of allowing you to return to work, then discussing the matter with anyone after they have told you not to could be seen as insubordination and a reason to terminate you.
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