urvey conducted at the August...
28% would act immorally to keep their jobs.
13% would lie or exaggerate to keep their jobs — even when forbidden ethics policies.
2% would take credit for someone else's work or flirt with the boss to get ahead.
4% would lie about common interests with their boss to deepen their bond with a superior.
As far as age groups (and these are the largest of the numbers),
40% of employees from 18 to 34 said they would act dishonestly to save their jobs.
25% of employees from 18 to 34 said they would explicitly lie
4% of employees from 18 to 34 said they would flirt with their boss for an advantage.
Yet when AIG can on the one hand take TARP money and on the other hand pay the folks who placed the company into this situation "bonuses" for jobs well done, who really expects ethics policies to be followed?…
ting worse. A substantial majority (64 percent) cheated on a test during the past year (38 percent did so two or more times), up from 60 percent and 35 percent, respectively, in 2006. There were no gender differences on the issue of cheating on exams.
* Students attending non-religious independent schools reported the lowest cheating rate (47 percent) while 63 percent of students from religious schools cheated.
* Responses about cheating show some geographic disparity: Seventy percent of the students residing in the southeastern U.S. admitted to cheating, compared to 64 percent in the west, 63 percent in the northeast, and 59 percent in the midwest.
* More than one in three (36 percent) said they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment. In 2006 the figure was 33 percent.
John, I'm not sure that every gets it.
John Sumser said:Actually, most people get this. Maybe 10% track back to the original. It's less so if the excerpt is longer than a paragraph or two. The basic idea, plagiarism, is taught early in most schools.
Using someone else's material in a paper or an article is subject requires acknowledgment and/or footnoting. In print, fair use is generally accepted as one or two paragraphs. That's what most reviewers use. The blog / on line commentary is an extension of that, I think.
It's infuriating when someone copies all of your work and then doesn't use a pointer. When they don't get it, they really don't get it.
As far as it goes, the court case is unlikely to produce much real change. Precedent is only interesting when it's enforceable. One blogger stealing a thousand words from another blogger won't even be discovered most of the time.
The only people who actually use lawyers and the court system are the people who are:
a. Rich enough to afford it;
b. Out of pocket enough to justify it; or
c. Living with an underemployed lawyer or two.
I particularly enjoyed the humor in publishing a link to nowhere.