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Whistleblowing

Post by Pikachurin on Sun May 31, 2009 10:32 pm

If you knew a company/government/whatever secret that you knew was bad, will you keep quiet or will you expose it? State your choice and explain why. Please think about the consequences of each choice before you vote.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Dutchy on Sun May 31, 2009 10:50 pm

It depends of the impact of the said secret on society. If I knew it was life threatening/vital for the protection of the public, I wouldn't even think about it and gladly leak it to the press.

If not, I would keep it for myself. I don't like feeding the rag papers.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Emilio Sanchez on Sun May 31, 2009 11:02 pm

Dutchy said it well. It all depends on the situation at hand.

Something that affects citizens and is obviously bad, I would report without a doubt.

If it was something that would just affect the said institution or the person/ persons involved, then I wouldn't care and wouldn't say anything.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Duke Leto on Sun May 31, 2009 11:12 pm

I would report only for Dutchy's reasons for the gov't. Companies i would do indefinitly.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by frankypicoto on Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:06 am

I would definetly report it, if its bad for the citizens its bad for everyone :s
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by belateddeath on Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:23 pm

i cant hold it in anymore! I EVADE TAXES IN MY COMPANY! (and so does 90% of business owners) :p
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Cesar Augustus on Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:57 pm

BD is right I evade taxes Sad
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Pikachurin on Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:43 pm

Dutchy wrote:It depends of the impact of the said secret on society. If I knew it was life threatening/vital for the protection of the public, I wouldn't even think about it and gladly leak it to the press.

If not, I would keep it for myself. I don't like feeding the rag papers.

Let's say that you work for McHortons, a fast food chain in Canada. What would you do if you found out (when an official tells you about it) that the packaging they use contains lead?

Let's see the consequences. If you blow the whistle, the public would know that McHortons has a safety issue with their products, and that would bring bad publicity to them. However, you'll probably get fired from your job, and other companies might be hesitant in hiring you because you expose company secrets.

If you don't blow the whistle, people won't know why lots of Canadians are getting lead poisoning. You'll still keep your job, and the company might trust you more, but you'll have a dangerous and evil secret in your conscience.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by David Eastcorner on Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:00 pm

Not that evil...

I'd keep quiet. I never speak up when I should.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by GChrome on Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:31 pm

Pikachurin wrote:
Dutchy wrote:It depends of the impact of the said secret on society. If I knew it was life threatening/vital for the protection of the public, I wouldn't even think about it and gladly leak it to the press.

If not, I would keep it for myself. I don't like feeding the rag papers.

Let's say that you work for McHortons, a fast food chain in Canada. What would you do if you found out (when an official tells you about it) that the packaging they use contains lead?

Let's see the consequences. If you blow the whistle, the public would know that McHortons has a safety issue with their products, and that would bring bad publicity to them. However, you'll probably get fired from your job, and other companies might be hesitant in hiring you because you expose company secrets.

If you don't blow the whistle, people won't know why lots of Canadians are getting lead poisoning. You'll still keep your job, and the company might trust you more, but you'll have a dangerous and evil secret in your conscience.



I would research on if the officals told anyone else about the secret, and if I wasn't the only one then I would tell ask company to change the packaging anonymously (like a note or letter). And If they refuse to change their packaging I would tell the public. Anonymously and secretly of course. (Other companies won't know that I expose company secrets because they don
t know its me)

I have a feeling there is a flaw in my plan... But yeah Razz
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Kyoto Tokugawa on Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:52 pm

I would blow them all the time!
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by David Eastcorner on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:32 am

Kyoto Tokugawa wrote:I would blow them all the time!

That would be REALLY bad in different context.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Pifreak on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:02 am

David Eastcorner wrote:
Kyoto Tokugawa wrote:I would blow them all the time!

That would be REALLY bad in different context.

...you had to bump the thread just for that...

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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by David Eastcorner on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:21 pm

Lol, yep.
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Fram on Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:00 am

David tries to be a professional spammer Razz
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by David Eastcorner on Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:48 am

David is an amateur, I do this for free!
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by frankypicoto on Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:17 am

frankypicoto is a professional hahaha
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Konstiin on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 am

franky's a nubbeh...

whistle blowing is not for referees! it is only for people who are in need of emergency rescue!
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Hanu Anand on Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:48 am

i wuold expose it because the People shuold no
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Konstiin on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:57 pm

yeah that's a valid point i s'pose
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Re: Whistleblowing

Post by Colwell on Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:01 pm

Depends if it's beneficial to me or my country.
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