To me, my ethics are what hold my foundation together. Along with morals, they help me be me. I feel very strongly about my morals & ethics, and I really do not like to compromise on such issues. I firmly believe that without ethics & morals, the foundation of YOU as a person is on shaky ground, and once you take one brick from that foundation, its too easy to crumble.
I was asked today at work to fudge the books… as in, not put certain things in the allocated accounts to which they should go.
Because the person doesnt want to pay taxes on a vehicle they use for personal use.
So, I was approached to dodgy things a bit.
I just cant do things like that.
For one, I believe in doing my job properly, to the best of my ability, and do my job so that I am proud of how I conduct my tasks. But, when someone higher than you asks you such a thing, its awkward.
But, I told the person NO, I would not do it. And that I believe Karma comes back to you. And, if the person feels they are paying in taxes they should not be paying, they should sort something out. But that I was not going to dodgy the books.
I just cant. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing that I have done wrong.
I still feel weird about the situation tho… or maybe I'm just amazed that I was even asked such a thing.
Although, I am glad to know that I have strong ethics & morals, even if others do not. I know that my foundation is solid, and something to be proud of.