Is it unethical if he gets new business for this company?
My company is all but broke, with a greatly reduced staff funded by a few existing contracts. These we are serving properly. However, my job entails seeking contracts for new business with these entities. We are trying to sell the company, and expect to have a resolution within 3 months.
If we can sell, and if we sell to the right type of buyer, there will be an ability and an interest in fulfilling these new contracts. However, if we fail to sell, or sell to a buyer with different interests, we may leave the client in the lurch.
Am I being unethical in pursuing new business under these conditions? There are financial benefits to me if we sell, otherwise I would no longer be here.
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