Do you try to cover the mistake made by the others?

@06MLam (622)
July 5, 2012 1:39pm CST
There were quite a few occassions that I had covered the mistake made by my colleagues or classmates but it ended up like my teacher and my boss thought that it was me who have made the mistakes. It is really a dilema to me because I don't want to have a bad relationship with my colleagues or classmates but I don't want to have a bad impression by my teachers and bosses too. How will you react if you are under such situation?
3 responses
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
5 Jul 12
Yes, there are times that I cover the mistake of my niece to prevent her from getting spank or scold by her mother. But before I cover her up I just asked her first the reason why she do that and I explained the consequences of her actions and make sure that she will never do that again. In your case I think you don't need to covered the mistakes of your colleagues or classmate because they need to face their own actions and consequences. There are in the right age to act like an adult and take the responsibility of their mistakes.
@06MLam (622)
5 Jul 12
I agree with you that one has to be responsible to what they have done and bare the consequences of their behaviour or act. So, if this is the case, why do you still help your niece? I think this will prevent her from remembering what she has done wrong by helping her from escaping the consequence though it might probably the best way for the relationship between your niece and you and also that of your niece and her mum.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
5 Jul 12
It depends on the situation. If I can cover them without me being blamed, I'm gonna do it. Otherwise, I'm not charity, I really wanna keep a good reputation of myself. If it's a tiny mistake they made or I know I'm not going to be treated too badly, I would... because first of all, I want to keep a good image... also, mistakes and guilts, crimes and punishmentsm, the consequences make people who they are, and everyone have to lear that their deeds have consequences.
@06MLam (622)
5 Jul 12
The problem is here how to keep a good reputation of myself but at the same time to keep a good relationship with my colleagues. I just can't think of a way of having both coexisting which makes it a dilema to me.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
13 Oct 12
hi, yes,i have experienced that especially in my work now,there was a mistake one of my co-workmate but instead to bring her down i did not,but to cover her mistake i need to lie,though i know that i could be the one who could be bad in the eyes of my boss.