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What should I do about this ethical issue at work?

Due to major recent changes in my field, I am now being listed as supervisor of most of the people I work with (including my actual supervisors), and this is due to my credentials. This is not information that is solely internal (since I am not actually everyone's supervisor) but actually is information sent to the third party funding sources, which I think raises a major ethical issue. Should I be allowing this to happen? What should I do about it?
posted by queenba on Oct 28, 2012 - 21 answers

A year ago, I never thought that having two employers fight over me would be a bad thing...

I work for a non-profit. A personal friend of my boss is trying to poach me to a much better paying job in the private sector. What is the ethical way to navigate this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Sibling career choices and ethics

Ideas for how to handle it when a sibling you are very close to is heading into a line of work that symbolizes everything you are against in this world? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 60 answers

How to handle accidentally being overpaid for a year?

Made an error in timesheet tracking...best way to handle it? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Jan 14, 2012 - 10 answers

How to do right by my friend, and myself?

A friend helped me to get a temp position at her office. If a better and permanent offer for another position comes along before my temp contract is up, what would be the ethical thing to do? [more inside]
posted by sorrysockpuppet on Nov 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Ethics at a Not-for-profit

My wife is leaving a position with a not-for-profit due to a hostile work environment, unethical behaviour on the part of the executive director, and coworkers abusing organization time and resources. Should she approach the board of directors with this, or cut her losses and pretend she is only leaving for the money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Can't stand spending my springtime here...

Do I have to tell my future employer that I quit my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Professional boundaries for an adult education environment

I am seeking information (website/blog/journal article/etc) that will help me talk about the need for professional boundaries & role definition for staff working in an adult learning environment. Bonus points for info that talks about both the teacher-student relationship, and relationships within the staff team/whole organisation.
posted by MT on Feb 1, 2011 - 1 answer

The Zookeeper's Hippopotamus Oath?

What other professions and trades besides the medical profession's Hippocratic Oath have charters, mission or oaths that guide their ethical behaviour? [more inside]
posted by pipstar on Oct 17, 2010 - 36 answers

Help me put my best foot forward at work

What is your personal code of conduct at work? What are the things you learned over the years about the do's and don'ts at work, irrespective of the industry you are in? [more inside]
posted by xm on Sep 5, 2010 - 92 answers

Is my company getting ready to screw its employees?

The company I work for is behaving very strangely. Am I being paranoid, or should I start looking for a new job? (Posted anonymously for job security reasons.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 18 answers

How have you handled ethical dilemmas at your workplace?

How have you handled ethical dilemmas at your workplace? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me not be sketchy

Job application ethics question. A job I started last month isn't working out, so I recently interviewed for a job at another firm. The prospective employer wants me to submit an application form in which I list my current employer (including my current supervisor's name and contact info). It would save me a lot of angst if I could leave my 2-month-old current job off this form entirely. Is it OK if I do that? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Apr 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Generally my generation wouldn't be caught dead working for the man.

WorkEthicsFilter: So I abruptly quit my job, after realizing that I was being taken advantage of in a completely unfair way, that I spent most of my days crying, and that work was all I talked about in therapy sessions. My boss at my previous job has been calling me, offering me my old position back with the promise of a promotion in a few months. [more inside]
posted by ScarletSpectrum on Apr 12, 2007 - 20 answers

What is required for "ethics consulting"?

I hear that sometimes businesses and other institutions hire "ethics consultants". Does anyone know anything about getting into ethics consulting or the actual day-to-day activities in ethics consulting? If not, has anyone seen an ethics consultant in action at a company? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Is it ethical/legal to ask your employer to lay you off?

Is it ethical/legal to ask your employer to lay you off? [more inside]
posted by Anders Levant on Jan 10, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I align my values with my career?

Please help me better align my values with my career. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2005 - 11 answers

Should I bring my own hardware into work?

As an intern in a software dev company whose desktop system is a 233MHz PII, I'm wondering if I should bring in my own PC to work on? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on May 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Ethics and Entreprenuership. I've a lengthy question about being self-employed. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Jan 3, 2005 - 15 answers

Second-degree citations in MLA

MLA Citation Filter: The information I'm citing was found on a website. However, the person who made the website did not create this information. The information I'm putting into my paper is all from articles cited on the website; it's either a direct quote from the journal article that I copied and pasted from the website, or it's factual information from the articles that is presented and cited by the website author.

In my paper's bibliography, how should I cite the copied portions of journal articles? How should I cite the facts from the journal articles that are presented by the website's author? Do I cite the journal article, or the website?
posted by punishinglemur on Nov 23, 2004 - 5 answers

How sick for a sick day?

How sick do you have to be to call in sick to work? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Sep 17, 2004 - 20 answers

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