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Is it ethical to shop wholesale for my own use?

There's a way I could, legally and within the rules, shop wholesale - even though the purchases wouldn't really be for my business. Do you think this is okay, MeFi? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 41 answers

how much detail need one give about their sexual history?

In my past, I was very experimental. Now I'm wondering how much of that I'm obligated to tell my SO. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2013 - 48 answers

Game Show Blues

I'm scheduled to appear on a game show and I just found out that a guy I went to high school with years ago used to work for that particular game show, but no longer does. I think this might disqualify me and I'm Not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2013 - 13 answers

How To Encourage My Wife To Have Sex With Other Men

Over the past few weeks, at my suggestion, my wife has taken up exchanging highly sexual emails and chat sessions with other men. This is a turn-on for us both, and our sex life has benefited enormously from the habit. In conversation, when I suggest that she could move onto IRL sex, her reactions vacillate between,"I don't think I could do that", and "I don't know who we'd ask...maybe we should take out an ad?" The most revealing thing she's said is that a part of her feels like she owes it to herself to take a chance on doing this. So my questions are: how do I encourage her to go through with it, without the encouragement crossing into "pressure". And secondly: given that we're both introverts with very small social circles, where do we find, and how do we approach, interesting guys for her to sleep with?
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2013 - 29 answers

This might be illegal. We might be over reacting.

Help us determine if we're over reacting to a company paying at-risk adults below minimum wage because they can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 - 27 answers

How to talk about skills gained unethically during a job interview

I'm applying for a job in automation software development but from what I have on my resume, I've only touched upon the subject. However, what my resume doesn't mention is that I was active in the Warcraft botting community developing profiles and behaviors and made programs that botted various online games, surveys, and web forms. I'd be very happy to "go legit" as it were and use my skills for good, but mentioning that I have a good background in automation would prompt questions of specific examples and I don't know how I could talk about it without sounding like an unethical person.
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 19 answers

Am I right to leave my company in this way?

I am planning on leaving my company in late spring to go to grad school in the fall. Am I employing the ethically right approach here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Is it safe to report illegal pr0n to the FBI?

I'd like to report something to the FBI but I don't know if it would be dangerous to me to do so. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2013 - 12 answers

What should we, as a company, do about insane customers?

Our store occasionally has customers who appear to be mentally unstable and who would benefit from medical help. What, if anything, should we do for them? Is it any of our business? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2013 - 16 answers

Should a design company work for competing political candidates?

Is it ethical for a graphic design company to do advertising work for opposing political candidates at the same time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2012 - 21 answers

Friendship, Stewardship

What to do with an awol friend's large object? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Ethics of web-design and copyright

What is a reasonable amount of 'look and feel' to copy from another website? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 10 answers

I crossed marriage boundaries with co-worker -- now what?

My friendship with coworker evolved into something which is apparently neither "just friendship" neither ethical behaviour. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Should I purchase a home that I found out, after submitting an offer, belongs to an alleged (charged but not convicted) pedophile?

Should I purchase a home that I found out, after submitting an offer, belongs to an alleged (charged but not convicted) pedophile? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2012 - 41 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

Lets get ethical, ethical.

Is it ethically questionable to knowingly start working for your future competition? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Hiring a former coworker

Should I steal my former employer's best employee? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 - 24 answers

My lawyer confessed a crime to me!?

First, I know most of you are not a lawyer and none of you are my lawyer. I understand the basic protections and requirements surrounding attorney-client privilege. I have an ethical, and potentially legal, dilemma. While consulting with my attorney recently, my attorney admitted to having committed a crime. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 - 17 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

Is paying a therapist the difference between their rate and what insurance covers reasonable?

I see a therapist on a regular basis. I have health insurance with a small copay for these visits. Some time ago, my therapist asked that I pay the difference between the fee they bill for (their full rate) and the negotiated rate that my health insurance pays to them. This increases my out-of-pocket costs dramatically. Is there something odd about this arrangement?
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 - 24 answers

There's this woman I never wanted to be friends with, and somehow we've been friends for almost 10 years. Is there any way to stop being friends with her without hurting her feelings?

There's this woman I never wanted to be friends with, and somehow we've been friends for almost 10 years. Is there any way to stop being friends with her without hurting her feelings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I report this security issue to my school?

Is it troublesome to be able to obtain access to the names and e-mail addresses of students, faculty, employees, and alumni of a university? If so, how should I go about reporting it without being misinterpreted or punished? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 18 answers

History of Abuse

I went away to boarding school in 1993/4. During 1993, a teacher there who was sexually inappropriate. I sort of lost track of him, but found out today he is now the Head Director of a school, and on the board of the Assoc. of International School Heads, It was a long time ago, and I cannot prove anything, and do not want to go in guns half cocked, but I feel like I should say something. What are best practices here?
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 23 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

I think I love my staff. Literally. Help.

How can I deal with romantic feelings towards an employee to maintain both my sanity and business? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Ethics of leaving a college teaching job near the start of the semester?

I agreed to take a teaching job at certain community college, and now, just two weeks away from the beginning of the semester, it looks like a much better job is about to come through for me. What are the ethical considerations of backing out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 13 answers

To refund or not to refund, that is the question

I just finished up a small project that I way overestimated. I sold the project for a fixed bid, nominally based on the hourly rate I charge for my services. The customer has already paid me - should I offer to refund the difference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2011 - 27 answers

Sexual ethics: the giving of blowjobs

I'm a woman in a longterm committed relationship, and I love sex. Over the years, I've started to feel that I don't get anything out of giving my partner blowjobs, and the unfairness bothers me. Yet not being excited by giving it or wanting to give one also makes me feel guilty, like I'm not being a good partner or being the stereotypical woman who hates blowjobs, which frustrates me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 - 34 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

Hardly rough, but a diamond?

My husband found what appears to be a diamond, fallen out of a jewelry setting, in our box at the opera. If no one claims it, what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2011 - 20 answers

Interview ethics

I'll be graduating from college this spring and am looking at jobs. I'm also in the running for a scholarship to go abroad, which I have about a 50 percent chance of getting. Should I mention this to potential employers, and if so, when and how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Company B is flying me out to interview, how do I handle this with Company A?

Potential employment triangle: Company B is flying me out to interview, how do I handle this with Company A, who is also actively recruiting me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Knowledge that will hurt my friends. Or my XCo. (ethical Q)

Several years ago I left OldCo for NewCo, but maintained a lot of friendships with people from OldCo. NewCo was taken over by XCo, who made a lot of changes. XCo interested OldCo in some products. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 - 15 answers

ADD, Depression, and You!

How does someone know if a stimulant medication (adderall) is helping them the way it was intended to for ADD, or if they are searching for a reason to continue a substance that makes them feel good (aka addictive behaviors)? Where is the line between a "need for functioning" and "it makes me feel better therefore I function better"? Don't most people function better on a stimulant? (also some ethical questions inside about working in the mental health industry...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 30 answers

Is it okay to date a student once the semester is over?

Is it okay to date a student once the semester is over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 - 64 answers

Medical Ethics of Self-Referrals

Medical Ethics question regarding physician at hospital referring patient to physician's own private practice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I ethically/legally refuse to work with a client who acts in violation of my personal ethics?

Ethical dilemma at work: I work for a Fortune500 technology company, and one of my responsibilities is to assist with designing solutions for customers with complex requirements. The company is currently finalizing a very large deal with an organization that is well known for funding campaigns aimed at discrimination against a certain group of people, and I am being asked to design a solution for them. As a member of the group being discriminated against, I am understandably very reluctant to get involved in this deal in any way. I happen to know that my immediate supervisor's political views is such that he likely wholeheartedly agrees with the customer's stance in this matter. Do I have any ethical and/or legal grounds for refusing to deal with this customer, and, if so, how do I go about it without jeopardizing my career?
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Overcoming Bribery in Business

My customers get great bribes! How can I overcome this ethically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 8 answers

what could go wrong?

WebsiteIdeaFilter: snarky site poking fun at (real) poorly written resumes, good idea? bad idea? legal idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2010 - 34 answers

Should you agree to disagree in the workplace?

When is it okay for your personal beliefs to directly contradict your line of work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 40 answers

Who's the crappier manager, me or my boss?

Should I follow my own standards or my manager's when it comes to setting expectations for a contract employee I manage? What if there are ethical or legal concerns? (ARE there ethical or legal concerns?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Is my best friend/biggest client putting me in a dangerous financial situation?

My best friend is the largest client of my business. He would like me to purchase a car for his use through my company. Is this a terrible situation for me and how should I handle it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2010 - 40 answers

Is it ethical to encourage someone to cheat?

Is it ethically sound to encourage a friend to cheat on her abusive partner as an excuse to leave the relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2010 - 44 answers

What would you do in this situation with ex therapist?

What would you do, if anything, in this complicated situation with ex therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: is there an online version with the Bekker numbers? Or at least some way to match up Bekker numbers with book/chapter numbers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Hey, that's not what you told me last time!

(you are not my lawyer filter) My lawyer has 35+ yrs of experience in family law and is also a guardian ad litem. I am involved in a family case regarding legal custody in a state whose preference is for joint legal custody (not joint physical). He told me in the past that I had a good case for sole legal custody. Now that I am a defendant in a motion for joint legal, and the circumstances of the case have not changed, he is telling me something different, or avoiding most of my questions. How do I approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Switching Sides

Had the ad agency with whom I do freelance work won the account, I'd probably have work. But the Other Ad Agency got the account. Can I approach The Other Ad Agency to work on the account? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Am I planning to act unethically?

After five months of being out of work, and seven months of looking, I have recently been offered a job. Great, right? Of course it is, but it's presenting an ethical dilemma for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 44 answers

Ethically-sourced sapphires and fair dealings.

Are certificates of origin for sapphires a scam? Is my jeweler going to overcharge me for a sapphire, and should I get one online instead of through him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2009 - 11 answers

The ethics of buying stolen bikes

Help me figure out the ethics of buying stolen bikes (or other stolen things). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 58 answers

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