By Bill Pennington, WA6SLA, State OES ACS Region Radio Officer, ARES DEC, and State OES Warning Notification Controller
- The right to be treated as a co-worker; not just free help.
- The right to a suitable assignment.
- The right to know as much as possible about the organization; policy, people and programs.
- The right to participate in activities.
- The right to quality training.
- The right to sound guidance and direction.
- The right to proper working conditions.
- The right to promotion and a variety of experience.
- The right to be heard; to have a part in the planning.
- The right to recognition, through promotion, reward and expression of appreciation by professionals.
Rights and responsibilities are mutual and inseparable. You can ensure enjoyment of one only by exercising the other. The rights of all of us depends on responsibility by each of us. To secure and expand our rights, therefore, you must accept these responsibilities as individual members of an organization.
1. Be fully responsible for our own actions and for the consequences of those actions. Freedom to choose carries with it the responsibility for our choices.
2. Respect the rights and beliefs of others. In a free society, diversity flourishes. Courtesy and consideration toward others are measures of a civilized society.
3. Give sympathy, understanding and help to others. As you hope others will help you when you are in need, you should help others when they are in need.
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