R is working in his current company for more than 5 years and he is looking for career move as his current company required him to perform some task which is illegal. In order not to criticise his current company, he just mentioned his reason for leaving is looking for better environment in his resume.
After listen to R’s story about his current company situation, I do understand that why he has to leave the company. And I do agree with him that not to point out the real reason behind. He mentioned that the reason he did so is due to ethics and it’s his responsibility not to bad mouth about previous company or employer. Besides, he would like to take about few months for proper hand over before leaving the company to ensure that the work is keeping on track.
From my point of view, R is mature enough in the way of decision making as he would take in consideration of consequences on his decision. Plus, he has shown his responsibility to leave the company in a good way for proper hand over. This is the attitude and value that every single employers are looking forward.
Lesson learned :
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.