What's the Most Unethical Thing You've Ever Done in Business?

Last Updated Oct 8, 2008 12:32 PM EDT

back-stab.JPGWith all the big-shot execs of failed finance sector companies getting ripped new ones daily by the press and government officials, it seems that ethics -- or maybe the lack of it -- is everywhere you turn.

Ah, but let they who have not sinned cast the first stones.

Have you, for example, ever set up your boss to fail or be fired so that you could take his or her place? Lied to a VP in order to get a hated co-worker in trouble? Sweetened a deal with favors of an unsavory kind? Taken a client to a strip club? Sabotaged a project so that someone else would get blamed? Stabbed your cube-mate in the back? Offered, or accepted, a kick-back or bribe? Shared private, hurtful information about a colleague?

Share your crimes and misdemeanors in the comments and then we'll rate them later. Be sure not to leave out any extenuating circumstances -- we want to know why you did what you did, and what lessons you learned from your unethical behavior.

If you have a tale to tell but would like to remain anonymous, email us using the link below.

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