(Closed) Would you cheat to get a job promotion?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
3696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I work with people who will do and have done both, and that’s who gets ahead.  I’ve maintained my dignity and my lower salary.  So would I?  Not cheat on my husband, but play dirty if I had the chance… maybe. 

Post # 18
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Fight dirty?  Isn’t that how business is?  In the words of Monty Burns, ” Family, religion, friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.”

Post # 20
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@flowermower:  That’s it? Most jobs are landed via connections. Looking up interview questions? I thought that was just researching. And researching is well…smart. I think it is a mistake not to do it.

I really don’t see that as “cheating”.

Post # 21
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think that is fighting dirty or cheating. 


I really don’t see what can be “cheating” in work unless you’re stealing the work someone else did and sign it with your name. Everything else is fair game.

Post # 22
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think of cheating as someone setting someone else up to fail, or taking credit for someone elses work, or lying.

And NO I would not do any of those things.  I am a hard and ethical worker.  I don’t need or want to cheat to get ahead, I’d rather do the good fight from behind.

Post # 23
853 posts
Busy bee

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@icetea:  Exactly. If you’re good enough at what you do, then you don’t need to cheat to get ahead. And if things really did get that bad, that cheating was the only way to get ahead, then no. Call me idealsitic but a bigger paycheck isn’t worth a heavy conscience.

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