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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 11:57 AM
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18. It would depend
If they were hurting other people - as in taking credit for the work of others, endangering the public, stealing expensive supplies, or putting the workplace at risk of legal action - then yes. Without a moment's hesitation. Forget the "no snitching" ethos. They need to be stopped before they can do real damage.

If they're merely embellishing their accomplishments, say like padding a resume, or indulging in picayune rule violations, like using the copying machine for personal correspondence, then no. None of us is perfect, and the kind of person who sneaks around looking for ways to get others in trouble has his or her own ethical problems. I've worked with people like that, and I prefer the ones that steal paper clips and occasionally come back a few minutes late from lunch. The boss's pet tattle-tale will never earn my respect.
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  -Would you report someone at work if you knew they were doing something unethical? KC2  Feb-26-08 11:04 AM   #0 
  - I used to believe what your mom stated, but now I'm not so sure.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-26-08 11:07 AM   #1 
  - Thank you. I used to believe it too...  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:08 AM   #2 
  - Is this a public school?  raccoon   Feb-26-08 11:40 AM   #10 
     - Yup. Oh, the stories I could tell you, raccoon. It'd curl your hair.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-26-08 11:55 AM   #16 
  - I guess it depends on the individual situation  skygazer   Feb-26-08 11:10 AM   #3 
  - Thank you  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:13 AM   #5 
  - Yeah, "fake it till you make it"  skater314159   Feb-26-08 11:18 AM   #7 
     - And, sometimes, when we witness the "comeuppance"...  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:20 AM   #8 
  - Is an employee making themselves look better than they really are  Imagine In Texas   Feb-26-08 11:12 AM   #4 
  - Thank you  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:15 AM   #6 
  - I love it when my horoscope  Imagine In Texas   Feb-26-08 11:27 AM   #9 
  - Yes, it is  Chovexani   Feb-26-08 12:35 PM   #27 
     - There is a guy in my office  Imagine In Texas   Feb-26-08 01:13 PM   #36 
  - I don't know. I hate to be a tattle tell, but if someone were being  Shell Beau   Feb-26-08 11:51 AM   #11 
  - Thanks. You are right....  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:52 AM   #13 
  - The "tattle tale" accusation is used as an intimidation tactic  Chovexani   Feb-26-08 12:44 PM   #32 
     - But unethical could mean anything. Me posting right now when I could  Shell Beau   Feb-26-08 12:53 PM   #33 
        - Perfect example of this.  Chovexani   Feb-26-08 03:58 PM   #44 
  - What, like surfing and posting on DU at work?  DS1   Feb-26-08 11:52 AM   #12 
  - Ha-ha!  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:53 AM   #14 
  - Depends - I do not believe cheaters always get caught  Taverner   Feb-26-08 11:54 AM   #15 
  - Thank you.  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:58 AM   #19 
     - Well ask yourself what are the consequences if the person gets away with it...  Taverner   Feb-26-08 12:00 PM   #22 
        - Good advice.  KC2   Feb-26-08 03:19 PM   #42 
  - depends on what they did and how much i like/dislike them  lionesspriyanka   Feb-26-08 11:56 AM   #17 
  - Thank you  KC2   Feb-26-08 11:59 AM   #20 
  - It would depend  FloridaJudy   Feb-26-08 11:57 AM   #18 
  - Yeah.... I know, thanks.  KC2   Feb-26-08 12:00 PM   #21 
  - Depends on what the unethical thing is. I will say as a teacher, though, that  electron_blue   Feb-26-08 12:17 PM   #23 
  - Thank you for your input.  KC2   Feb-26-08 12:29 PM   #25 
  - Depends on what and who I'm reporting it to.  Vash the Stampede   Feb-26-08 12:26 PM   #24 
  - This would be something to consider.  KC2   Feb-26-08 12:41 PM   #29 
  - Yes.  Chovexani   Feb-26-08 12:31 PM   #26 
  - Thank you.  KC2   Feb-26-08 12:41 PM   #30 
  - blackmail them. nt.  IndianaJones   Feb-26-08 12:35 PM   #28 
  - lol!  KC2   Feb-26-08 12:42 PM   #31 
  - I reported a store manager for theft.  davsand   Feb-26-08 01:02 PM   #34 
  - Theft SHOULD be reported  Imagine In Texas   Feb-26-08 01:30 PM   #37 
  - Thank you.  KC2   Feb-26-08 03:03 PM   #39 
  - I turned my son in for pirating software.  China_cat   Feb-26-08 01:05 PM   #35 
  - You son... wow.  KC2   Feb-26-08 03:04 PM   #40 
     - Not really.  China_cat   Feb-26-08 03:36 PM   #43 
  - I'd confront them with it first.  Forkboy   Feb-26-08 03:01 PM   #38 
     - That is always an option.  KC2   Feb-26-08 03:05 PM   #41 

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