Small moral issue work-WWYD?

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

I’d be SO tempted to keep it just because. But that’s me. BUT if you want to give it back, I would just do so with a copy of the email that you received. It won’t look suspicious at all. 

Post # 3
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would offer it to the work. Chances are they won’t take it as likely a logostical nightmare for them to sort out, but it looks better that he offers than that they find out and ask for it 

Post # 4
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I mean the really bad thing happened to you and not his work right? I think depending on the specific situation maybe it could be okay for your to keep it? I’m not sure without more details 

Post # 5
6094 posts
Bee Keeper

Why would it make him look bad or suspicious? It would make him look honourable and trustworthy. 

I’d at least offer, but who knows if they’ll take it. If he doesn’t at least offer and it somehow comes up, it would look extra shady. 

eta – my company would consider this expense fraud. Since you are basically keeping $200 that the company gave you back. If it were something like 50% off a free stay next time, it would be yours to keep. If that makes sense.

Post # 6
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I would tell his job. You have to be honest. If his job hasn’t rembursed him yet just tell them to minus $200.00. I know I couldn’t be sneaky like that it would eat me up.

Post # 7
93 posts
Worker bee

If his work paid, they are entitled to the discount. I would absolutely not feel right to keep it without discussing it with work. I don’t see at all why your husband think it would look suspicious? In fact, not offering it seems way more suspicious (in my opinion).

Post # 8
2839 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t know why it would make him look bad?

He can bring a printout of the email to his boss (or forward it to his boss) and just ask him how to proceed once the money comes in. If you’re worried that they’ll be suspicious that he didn’t tell them right away you can say you were waiting for the reimbursement to come in.



Post # 9
1911 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

hawk22 :  Why risk his job and possible fraud over $200? It’s not worth it. When you get reimbursed, withdraw that amount or write a check for it, print out the email, and turn it in to his work. It’d be suspicious not to turn it in, and not at all suspicious to turn it in. Your husband’s logic makes no sense. 

Post # 10
1211 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

If the $200 is coming as a refund, it has to go back to the company (or at least offered).

However, if your Darling Husband is a rewards member, I would just ask for the refund in points as those don’t technically hold cash value and do not need to be given to the company.

Post # 11
1413 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

TURN IT IN, no question!

This would be considered fraud and grounds for termination at my work.

This is why we aren’t allowed to make any purchases on our own credit cards, everything goes through corporate. They don’t even want us accumulating points or using loyalty programs. It’s not worth the risk.

Post # 12
887 posts
Busy bee

How on earth could doing the honorable thing make him look bad or suspicious? Not turning it in could look bad or suspicious! 

Post # 13
2888 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Add me to the boat that has no idea how reporting the refund would make him look suspicious? I work for the state I live in and this would be considered fraud if I did not turn it in. 

Post # 14
753 posts
Busy bee

hawk22 :  Can he hold off on doing his expense report until the reimbursement shows up on the credit card statement? He could show the 20% offset on the report with both the hotel bill and his statement. If not, he could simply email whoever he turns the report into giving them a heads up he will owe money back. It’s certainly the honorable thing to do, and I doubt this is the first time an employee reported a discount or some other reimbursement. A simple explanation should be good enough.

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