Friday, April 23, 2010

Hammerman on Ethics: Should I Keep an Undeserved Bonus?

Should I Keep An Undeserved Bonus?

Q. My boss has decided to give me a big bonus for something I only helped with; another worker deserves it more than I do. But I need the money, and she is pretty well off. What's the right thing to do?

A. Maybe your contribution was more integral to the success of the project than you realize. But, regardless, you should be forthcoming. Not only does our tradition demand honesty in how we conduct business, but it's really the most practical professional decision you can make.

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1 comment:

israel travel said...

sometimes we don't know exactly if other coworkers received or not a bonus. if you worked on that project, I wouldn't say your bonus was undeserved.