Friday, August 5, 2005
Every employee should carry a copy of a newspaper article telling the sentence of Betty Vinson a former WorldCom worker. (see BBC article here) She entered the numbers on the books, albeit at the direction of her superiors. It was wrong, but when you work for someone you assume that you have to do as they say to keep your position. Saving your job is never worth doing something illegal, especially something that may land you in jail down the road. Following orders will not be an effective defense here. So show your employer the newspaper article of Betty Vinson getting 5 months in jail and say - no way!