Is it immoral to write a "whistleblower" type Hub that discloses a past employers' inner secrets?
This inside information, while not illegal, are industry wide methods used to overcharge buyers? Am I "ratting" out on my ex co-workers?
In this current economy, honest businessmen and womenare trying to make an honest buck- why not disclose helpful info to at least 'level the playing field'?
If you have no confidentialiy agreement and it's helpful to others, leaving the company and employee names out I think it's a positive thing.
Plus, you have to do what feels right to you, what helps you to sleep better at night and let it go knowing you've done the right thing!
Best Wishes and Much Success, Katie
Inner secrets are different than treating employees badly. For instance, outing a gay person or disclosing a secret affair could be considered libel and you might find yourself in a court of law defending your selfish and reckless behavior.
Disclosing behavior such as not paying for overtime or sexual harassment is acceptable but may cost you your job.
Overcharging customers is not against the law. Some call it good business. However, when companies get together to set prices they are breaking the law so you would be justified in disclosing that. But you'd best have evidence or you could be sued for libel.
I'd have to know more. What do you mean by overcharging? Depending on the circumstances I equate it to what Consumer's Reports does with car buying prices. They just provide the info so the consumer can make an informed decision.
Now if you're talking trade secrets, etc. yes, that would be immoral.
Katie, great answer. It feels right because right now small to medium size businessess are struggling to make it through this economic slump, and it feels right to pass on helpfull info that 'will' save on fees, often substantially. Their smiling sales rep isn't going to walk in and say " You know, my company can cut your fees in half, and still make a decent profit, so I'll request re-pricing your business to save you some money during these tough times." If the sales Rep did this across the board, his annual income may drop from $90,000 to $78,000, but may help a few businessess stay afloat.
That sounds like a hefty pay cut for smiley Sales Rep, but, in all honesty, we were, in my opinion, highly overpaid for the actual time and work involved, and there ought to be more balance in the deal.
This is difficult to work out the proper course, but I appreciate the responses- most helpful.
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