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Runners responsibility for lost dogs?

A puppy chased me 5km from it's house while I was running, and I ended up dumping the dog on another home owner's whose dogs tried to come after me.... looking for opinions on what others would have done. [more inside]
posted by dripped on Nov 7, 2012 - 60 answers

Ethical conundrum

A first draft document (press release) I emailed to a new colleague for reaction and comment in a new organization I volunteer for was headed 'for your eyes only', 'confidential", and "not for release." It was copied and distributed to others and a reply to me with the explanation, "I assumed you intended others in the group to see it." My disappointment stings. My trust non-existant. While I was highly motivated to do this volunteer work, in something I believe in and value, I fear future experiences will be as frustrating and discouraging as this one. Anyone ever have similar experiences? Options seem to me to 1. ignore it, 2. Confront directly, 3. Resign.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Nov 4, 2012 - 31 answers

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

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

Synthetic People Having a Real Conversation?

I've created a promotional video for my website, which is currently listed as a Metafilter project called Conversus. The purpose of the video is to show how I can (with Google Translate) translate any conversation from most languages to most languages. I want to do this as part of the interview services I offer. In this video, I explain how this works by creating people using synthetic voice software, I give them names and I interview them. Since they are not real, am I being unethical if in a Twitter post, I say, "Rodney, Svetlana, Ying, Niles, Maria, Bridget, Nanette & Hassan talk about being interviewed."? I've been a journalist for a long time and ethics is kind of hard wired in, so I'm just checking a broader opinion base.
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 25, 2012 - 2 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

Academic mefites: Did I compromise the review process?

How much of an ethical breech is mistakenly sending a request for peer-review to a group of 5 people? [more inside]
posted by Milau on Sep 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I support flyer distribution?

Should I take the flyer/free newspaper offered to me in the street? I am torn between helping the guy get home sooner, and not supporting an environmentally harmful practice.
posted by Dragonness on Aug 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Hey kids, lying is bad...

So I'm thinking it's a bad idea to include a chapter by Jonah Lehrer in my college's first-year experience course, given that it would be placed right after our discussion on academic dishonesty. Can you help me think of a replacement? [more inside]
posted by bizzyb on Aug 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Congratulations, new priest! (I don't agree with what you're joining.)

Is sending a congratulatory card to a newly ordained Catholic priest ethically problematic for people who disagree with the Catholic Church on political and social issues?
posted by vegartanipla on Jul 19, 2012 - 20 answers

How to protect idea for database and apps after showing it to someone?

I sent a video outlining an idea I came up with for a DB and series of apps to a contact I made at a big org. I received a terse reply that appeared to be claiming the idea as theirs. What is the best way to respond? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jul 10, 2012 - 10 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

How to be an ethical landlord?

I am buying my first house and my friends will live there with me. What is the ethical way to decide what to charge in rent? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on Jun 20, 2012 - 38 answers

nice work--can I just take that from you? k-thx-bye

I have a really interesting idea for a web app that I've been kicking around for a while. Today I discovered a site that implements some of the core functionality, but seems to be a low-priority side project for the developer. I'm thinking about asking if he wants to work together. Good idea? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Jun 14, 2012 - 12 answers

I want to put my money where my mouth is. Got suggestions?

How do I become a more ethical consumer? I'd like to primarily do business with organizations known for treating their workers - domestic and foreign - well. Where and how do I find them? [more inside]
posted by Selena777 on Jun 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Etiquette of accepting a job when you may need to leave soon

Ethics and etiquette of accepting a job when you know you might need to resign soon? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on May 30, 2012 - 18 answers

All I know is I take my medicine, I always take my medicine.

[PlaylistFilter] Songs about being on, or prescribed with, psychiatric medication. [more inside]
posted by Yma on May 18, 2012 - 52 answers

Crimes of Excess

Is it stealing to take things that are available free to the public? If so, how much would you have to take for it to be stealing? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Apr 27, 2012 - 61 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

Looking for first-person accounts of descent into corporate corruption.

I'm looking for good first-person non-fiction accounts of how people rationalize their descent into bad behavior. I'm particularly interested in business or organizational contexts in which unethical behavior or corrupt behavior has occurred. Anything come to mind? Thanks!
posted by langedon on Mar 20, 2012 - 11 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

Hungry Hungry HIPPA

What do I do if I suspect a hospital patient may have been involved in a criminal act? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Feb 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Neigbors gave us a chair, do we give them the craigslist proceeds?

Help my wife and I solve this minor ethical dilemma: What to do about a chair loaned by a neighbor and no longer wanted by either household? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Feb 13, 2012 - 29 answers

I need to put something on my feet.

Ethical everyman shoes? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Feb 7, 2012 - 34 answers

Help me pick an ethically-manufactured laptop.

Help me pick an ethically-manufactured laptop. [more inside]
posted by delight on Jan 27, 2012 - 22 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

Ethical test-cases in literary form?

Recommend good short stories for starting moral or ethical debates! [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 26, 2012 - 29 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

When should you notify an applicant of the poor quality of a reference letter?

Academic ethics question: under what circumstances should you notify an applicant of the poor quality of a reference letter? [more inside]
posted by googly on Jan 10, 2012 - 24 answers

Which clothing manufacturers care about more than just clothes?

What are other clothing manufacturers with clearly stated ethics? I'm thinking of Patagonia as an example. Who else? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Jan 6, 2012 - 30 answers

What're the ethics of hiring a moonlighter who's on the job?

What are the ethics of buying skilled services if the person doing it is completing those services on the job? (Specifically, a machinist, if the industry matters.) [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Dec 27, 2011 - 15 answers

What is respect?

Respect describes a particular attitude toward another person, and not a feeling as such. It's still often used as a modifier for an emotion, though, since attitudes can modify anything a person does. This makes it even harder to observe than emotions are. So, what is respect? What does it mean to respect someone, if I'm trying to ignore how I feel about them? [more inside]
posted by LogicalDash on Dec 19, 2011 - 17 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

To Watch or Not To Watch- Home Surveillance when away

We are going out of town and using a housesitting service that we found through the interwebs. A friend told us that we absolutely must set up some sort of surveillance. I'm really torn. [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Dec 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Non-amazon online stores?

What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I be gifting my nieces and nephews or not?

Should I still be giving these kids gifts? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Dec 9, 2011 - 42 answers

Can't cope with buying, can't cope with renting

I need help getting a mortgage on a property that needs minor repairs. [more inside]
posted by Violet Hour on Nov 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Ethical Business?

What are the major organizations that publish company profiles and/or reports on the ethics of their business practices? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Nov 22, 2011 - 5 answers

What's the fair way to deal with a friend accidentally damaging my laptop?

Ethics filter: Friend spilled a drink causing $750 damage to my laptop. Fair to request $750 from him? Can I apply that money to a new computer rather than just repairing this one? [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Nov 21, 2011 - 53 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

At the risk of finding out I can't shop at the supermarket I can walk to...

Is there a quick way to gauge how ethical the practices of a corporation are? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 7, 2011 - 2 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

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

Watching Sports While Worrying

How can a person with a conscience watch contact sports? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Oct 15, 2011 - 38 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

Reward and Punishment in the US

What are some good (current) examples of reward and punishment in the United States? Please give me any websites, magazines or books I might be able to source for an essay. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Oct 6, 2011 - 7 answers

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