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What, if anything, should I do about the possibly unethical and definitely scummy behavior of my boss?

What, if anything, should I do about the possibly unethical and definitely scummy behavior of my boss? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Mar 3, 2008 - 14 answers

What do I do with this money?

Recently I flew to visit a good friend. I went to help with the baby while her husband was away. When I got there, her husband gave me a check for the amount of my airfare (about $250), stating that they wanted to pay for my fare because "you won't really be having a vacation." [more inside]
posted by Shoggoth on Feb 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Inconsistent Prosecution

Prosecuting someone for a crime that someone has already been convicted of? [more inside]
posted by yesno on Feb 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Ethical objections to open relationships/polyamory?

Are there ethical objections to open relationships/polyamory? (If so, list below) [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Feb 5, 2008 - 33 answers

To 'nip or not?

Help me settle a debate on the ethics of catnip. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jan 31, 2008 - 47 answers

Philosophy please!

Please help me find writings about the relationship between men's and women's reproductive rights. [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jan 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Maximizing fellowship $ ethical?

Posting this ethics question on behalf for a friend: Friend has been offered two different fellowships and has to choose one. A is worth twice much as B. A good buddy is runner-up for A and does not have any other fellowship options. The buddy has offered to by my friend the difference if the friend takes B so the buddy can get A. So the end result is the friend would officially have fellowship B but cash from his buddy to give him the same as he would have gotten from A while buddy officially gets fellowship A with the net funding equal to B. Does this sound reasonable? ethical?
posted by metahawk on Jan 20, 2008 - 31 answers

Is soda water soda or water?

Is soda water free at fast food restaurants? [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Jan 19, 2008 - 24 answers

DIY or...

Inspire me, punk-rock style. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

D-I-Y Christmas Bonus?

Today at work, a closet was being cleaned out, many items were being tossed in a trash cart. I noticed that a few of these items were unopened, brand new (though out-of-date) items, and out of curiousity, checked to see if they were worth anything. I noticed that a few of them were going for not-insignificant amounts of money on ye olde eBay, and "rescued" them from the trash, thinking about creating a D-I-Y Christmas Bonus out of them by putting them up on eBay. Other co-workers have done similar things, selling a fair amount of old equipment at garage sales, etc, and none of my immediate peers seemed to think anything of it. Mrs. [anonymous], however, seems to feel that it's ethically wrong to do so, and more importantly potentially legally wrong. Does the hivemind have any knowledge of the legal (and/or ethical) implications of this D-I-Y Christmas Bonus? (For reference, we're probably talking $300 total, here.)
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2007 - 31 answers

Who gets what in a band breakup?

Bassist buys the tour van then quits the band in the middle of the tour. What's a fair way to distribute the money now that it's over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2007 - 15 answers

It must have jumped right out in front of them.

Someone hit my parked car on Friday night and I know who it is... [more inside]
posted by 517 on Nov 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Am I obligated to help my now-distant roommate find a sublessee?

My roommate moved hundreds of miles away. Am I obligated to help find someone to sublease from him? [more inside]
posted by John Singer Sandwich on Oct 31, 2007 - 27 answers

I feel a little guilty for having done this, but

I’ve ratted out my company to a prospective client. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Oct 28, 2007 - 24 answers

Do I have a classic case of "More-ism?"

I have a girlfriend, and we've been seeing each other for about 6 months now. The other day, I ran into an old flame I haven't seen, nor had the opportunity to significantly persue something with her (i.e. no sex, foreplay only in the past) because we stopped communication at some point and just lost touch. I'm feeling torn for some reason; I mean, my g/f now is hot, loves me to death, and extremely good to me treatment-wise. Am I just experiencing a classic case of "More-ism?" [more inside]
posted by gmodelo on Oct 8, 2007 - 27 answers

Recommend me a good book on business corruption?

I am looking for a business book that reflects the way business is really done. [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Oct 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Lawful Evil Movie Scenes?

Video clips that demonstrate the difference between rules and morals/ethics? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Sep 22, 2007 - 10 answers

Someone wants to buy a domain name I own that I'm not using.

Someone wants to buy a domain name I own that I'm not using. The domain is my last name .com, it's also his last name too. [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Sep 21, 2007 - 39 answers

Photo uploading etiquette

I would like to know everyone's thoughts on uploading photos to the web. I never thought anything of it myself, but now that I'm on facebook, my worlds are colliding. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Sep 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Long lost friend or creepy psycho?

A customer just placed an order at my website. It's looking like this is a friend I went to school with in the early 90's but lost touch over 10 years ago. I would like to reconnect with him. How do I do that without violating his privacy and/or being creepy? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Sep 12, 2007 - 22 answers

How can unauthorized access be used without evil?

DoublethinkFilter: Suppose someone had unauthorized access to thousands of random computers around the world. Without doing anything illegal or unethical (besides controlling these computers of course), is there some way they could use these computers for profit without hindering the true owner's ability to operate the computer?
posted by comwiz on Sep 6, 2007 - 33 answers

Shopping for good karma

Can anyone suggest websites/producers/organizations that will allow me to make buy things (food, gift, etc) in an ethical way? [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Aug 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Selling free stuff from work - ethical or not?

My sister works for a big entertainment company. Occasionally they give her free stuff from one of their projects...posters, mugs, etc. She wants to sell some of it. One of her coworkers thought that this might be unethical. We weren't sure why that would be. Is it ethically ok for her to sell some of her swag or not? Why?
posted by kms on Aug 21, 2007 - 18 answers

I could not stop for death.

I saw a terrible accident and did not stop to help. Was this wrong? [more inside]
posted by The Behatted Wild Man of Greenfield on Jun 3, 2007 - 74 answers

Will my money get to the musician, or all end up with the record label?

Help me make sure that my money gets to Handsome Dick Manitoba: downloading vs buying music, and how to find out if an artist actually gets money from their own album sales? [more inside]
posted by intermod on May 22, 2007 - 32 answers

'Ethical' funds?

How ethical are Ethical Funds? After meeting with an SRI adviser and perusing the literature, I'm not so sure. [more inside]
posted by lindsey.nicole on May 20, 2007 - 19 answers

Should I pass my personal info on to selected clients of the company I'm leaving?

Business ethics filter: Should I pass my personal contact info on to selected clients of the company I'm leaving? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Is the Big Bad Wolf really that bad?

Tell me about the oil industry. It's one of the places I could possibly work upon graduation. Is it as evil as it is sometimes made to look? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on May 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Money between friends...

So I wrecked my friend's car... [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Apr 30, 2007 - 64 answers

when are bulk vegetables really bulk?

When grocery shopping is it kosher to split up large bunches of produce when you only need a smaller amount? [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Apr 26, 2007 - 14 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 to do when someone wants you to do something you think is slightly unethical?

How do you handle situations when friends or family ask you to do something that you do not think is quite ethical, and yet it really isn't that big a deal? [more inside]
posted by tr45vbyt on Apr 11, 2007 - 53 answers

wedding ring removed for sales pitch

Is it ethical for a women who is in sales to remove her wedding ring so that prospective clients will be more interested in hearing her pitch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2007 - 63 answers

Weird interview scenario?

Weird interview scenario - am I being a little paranoid about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me sift through the deluge of potential topics!

What do you feel is the biggest case, or group of cases, concerning online censorship and a breach of first ammendment rights to happen in the past five years? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Feb 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Examples needed of ethical situations at work

Looking for *your* real-life example of an ethical situation, problem, or dilemma at work. [more inside]
posted by langedon on Feb 20, 2007 - 36 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

Touchy Writing Problem

Writers and journalists please respond: I'm concerned about the anonymity of a subject in my writing. The obvious idea is to change names, however... [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jan 30, 2007 - 16 answers

PG Alternatives for R-rated Business Ethics movies

I have several films assigned for a Business Ethics class that I teach including Thank You for Smoking, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Wall Street. They make for good discussion and a change of pace from lots of tough reading. This semester for the first time I have a student who does not watch rated-R movies. I want to accomodate the student. So I'm looking for movies with themes equivalent or similar to these three movies that are rated below R, and preferably PG or G. Any ideas?
posted by ontic on Jan 22, 2007 - 48 answers

Attempt to control artist through LLC???

can someone form an LLC specifically and solely based on another individual's work/product -- without telling/consulting them? A *LOT*-- [more inside]
posted by msshe on Jan 18, 2007 - 27 answers

What duty do I have to my grandfather (or, more generally, to my extended family)?

FamilyEthicsFilter: What duty do I have to my grandfather (or, more generally, to my extended family)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2006 - 17 answers

How to handle an unethical former employer?

How should I handle an unethical former employer who is contacting my employment references for his own purposes? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Nov 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Snitch advice?

I know of a local business that is operating illegally in my town, and has screwed over 3 friends of mine in the last 6-8 months on taxes, pay, and wages. I would like to know the most effective way of reporting them to authorities. (long explanation) [more inside]
posted by dozo on Nov 15, 2006 - 20 answers

Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense?

Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense? [more inside]
posted by owl on Nov 2, 2006 - 27 answers

My friend says on his resume that he has MY JOB!

Ethics and friendship: I lost touch with a fairly close friend about six or seven years ago; he'd gotten married, had a kid, moved, etc. We recently reconnected and have been hanging out. My girlfriend likes his wife, I like his kids, so all this is good. BUT...also about ten years ago, he and I happened to be competing for a pretty prestigious job at a major corporation - one people have heard of. I got the job, he didn't. There didn't seem to be any hard feelings; I gave him some (lucrative) freelance work, maybe a little out of guilt, but mostly because he was really good. He did great work, and continued to do so on freelance projects until I left the job a couple of years later... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Oct 25, 2006 - 34 answers

Is this extraordinarily insane or just ordinarily so?

What kind of hours are typical requirements for a political campaign job? What kind of hours are actually legal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Psychology of Auctions?

I have a question about the psychology and ethics of auctions. I have only participated in a handful of online auctions, but the other day I got caught up in an eBay auction that has got me thinking about the nature of auctions ... and curious about whether my actions were ethical. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Sep 27, 2006 - 32 answers

All's fair in love and...statistics?

I just discovered that my math professor is recycling homework assignments verbatim from prior years. I have a friend that took the course a couple years ago, and has all the answer keys. Is it ethical for me to use them? [more inside]
posted by jtfowl0 on Sep 25, 2006 - 90 answers

Ethics: Should you hold someone unknowingly acting in the commission of a fraud responsible for your losses?

Is it ethical to sue the victim of a phishing scam who agrees to take employment as someone who receives packages and ships them abroad if you have been victimized by the scam itself? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Sep 19, 2006 - 13 answers

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