Lied to my boss to protect my friend
This anonymous confession from an Ethics Crisis reader strikes me as one of those things anyone would do for a friend. I think this one is a “white lie” and would immediately forgive the person. How about you? Rate this confession on a scale of 1-10, below.
I sent a friend’s resume to my boss, who responded “I don’t hire people with typos in their resumes!”
I corrected the typo and re-sent it to my boss, apologizing, and saying that I had sent the wrong version from my friend. (author: Anonymous)
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Are Corporate Ethics Codes Bunk?
“We hear that [ethics] codes are useless – hypocritical window-dressing to mask continuing corruption. We hear that codes are great – a crucial step on the way to enhanced corporate productivity, credibility and profitability,” says Cornelius von Baeyer.
I’ve always wondered what you would need to teach honest people about ethics, and whether any code could make dishonest people more honest.
Building codes, health codes, fire codes have teeth. Violating them results in legal penalties. But nothing at all seems to happen to those who violate corporate or association codes of ethics, not even a slap on the wrist. If corporate ethics codes are to hold any meaning, they’ll need the force of law behind them. Otherwise. what’s the point?