If your supervisor asked you to do something that you knew was unethical - would

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  1. lannm profile image60
    lannmposted 11 years ago

    If your supervisor asked you to do something that you knew was unethical - would you?

  2. naeemebrahimjee profile image63
    naeemebrahimjeeposted 11 years ago

    No I Wouldn't. I'd rather have my dignity over my job any day.

  3. penlady profile image61
    penladyposted 11 years ago

    No because there's someone higher than your supervisor that you must account to for this unethical action - God.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    No, I would not.  My integrity is too important to me and if I can't trust myself, then who can I trust?

  5. AnnaCia profile image78
    AnnaCiaposted 11 years ago

    Definitely no.  It does not matter if it is my supervisor or a co-worker.

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 11 years ago

    As long as it's legal and not against the company's code of conduct, I'm sure it does not matter. Ethics are subjective.

  7. Princesscool profile image40
    Princesscoolposted 11 years ago

    As an individual we have the responsibility to act in act in the public interest and comply with the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour in our dealings. Therefore it is important to have ethics.

  8. connorj profile image68
    connorjposted 11 years ago

    This happened to me (as a psychologist) and I held my integrity (thanks to my excellent grad-school instruction). I am thankful that I did this, by lawfully refusing to do it; although it created some tangible animosity eventually within a couple of months the director was fired. This company and most companies and organizations want no part of unethical conduct. I will admit that it is primarily to protect their bottom - line in such a litigation-oriented society...

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Write a hub about your experience and this subject.   Your take should be fascinating!

    2. connorj profile image68
      connorjposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks GM; maybe I will when I have some time to do this.

  9. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    When I was younger I actually had this happen to me. I was told to fire someone who plainly did not deserve it. I kept my dignity, But lost my job.

    1. umbertoobrian profile image62
      umbertoobrianposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You are a champion - I am glad to see this.  I would raher fight than surrender.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you umbertoobrian. Absolutely!!

  10. umbertoobrian profile image62
    umbertoobrianposted 11 years ago

    This is a nightmare scenario for me, now.  I am the retiremnet fund and health insurance for my family.  When I was young, I would have said, "Hell NO!"  Now I would probably still say no, but it would be with the understanding of what I am risking. Anyone requiring me to do something unethical is asking for my attorney to make a call to the company and stir up trouble.

  11. elvanGalaxy profile image61
    elvanGalaxyposted 11 years ago

    nope. I would rather be objective than to be subjective. Unethical acts is not acceptable no matter the situation at the time maybe. Be true to yourself at all time. Square your action with your fellow human.

  12. Stephen Govoni profile image62
    Stephen Govoniposted 11 years ago

    I would refuse.  Personal integrity above all else.

    If we do not take the burden of ethics on in our everyday lives, who will?  If we turn a blind eye we are condoning it.  It is a burden, but to preserve the elements of humanity that I love it is worth taking on.

    1. lannm profile image60
      lannmposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree 100%... I left my lot position for they wanted me to act unethical..

      I respect your position on the topic.

  13. LensMan999 profile image58
    LensMan999posted 11 years ago

    Of course not. If I don’t think something is correct I won’t do it even if he is my supervisor. It may create a lot of problems in my job. But I will give more priority to what my heart tells me to do


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