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Questions tagged [conflict-of-interest]

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Interviewing spouse of a fired employee

We are a small organisation (50+ people). Recently an employee was fired. Events leading to her termination escalated quickly and everything happened very fast (within 1-2 days). Obviously, she did ...
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Boss threatens employee with losing their job if they don't cooperate in forcing an ex-employee to drop charges

A friend's manager recently fired a coworker for no apparent reason, even though most people in the office considered the ex-coworker to be hard-working and efficient. After some time the ex-coworker ...
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Would it be a conflict of interest if I worked at company B while I was owner of company A in the same industry? [closed]

I was a part owner at company A. (My husband is still a director there.) At the same time, I worked at company B in the same industry and area, and also in a sales position. Would this be a conflict ...
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How to quit job with consulting company but keep job with client? [duplicate]

I've been working with a consulting company on client site for almost two years, as a software engineer, specifically DevOps engineer who has done cool things like automated the integration/delivery ...
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A client wants me to provide assistance with using a service of a competitor company

I build websites for customers and I offer them hosting as well. Relatively expensive but they got all support from me. Now, I have a new client who wanted to build a website. The website is built ...
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Disclosing conflicts of interest after one company decides to switch strategy

I'm working on delivering a training module on conflicts of interest and professional ethics, and I got asked an interesting question: Serina is an independent contractor working for both company X ...
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How to deal with a controversial boss? [closed]

I report to 2 bosses, one that is offshore and one on shore. I am comfortable working with my direct boss who is offshore but not the one at on shore. The day I joined she (on shore boss) told me ...
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What to do upon discovering fraud being committed by a CEO of a company I am invested in? [closed]

I have some stock in a company I used to work for so am subscribed to the investor's update letters. In the most recent investor's update the CEO announced some very impressive statistics for the ...
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New Manager who used to be colleague interfering with my work

I am a Software Architect with decades of development and leadership experience. I have a new Manager since 6 months. Previously we both were colleagues as Architects, but when my previous manager ...
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Going over boss's head [duplicate]

I work for a consulting company that manages the project I am on. So we are more than just a placement agency that provides contractors. The project is pretty badly managed from the technical ...
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Will it affect my career development if I have open-source projects that create a conflict of interest?

Recently, while looking for jobs, I found an online advertising company which had a vacancy at a position I was interested in, and I applied for it. I also run a semi-popular open source project that ...
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Does a company director's personal views represent the company? [closed]

A company director makes some controversial comments, say on a social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter. These comments are made from their personal account in their personal time, and have ...
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How to handle building my own social media site side project while working at Google or Facebook? [closed]

I am currently building a social media website that caters to casual gamers as a side project and have been offered a job at Facebook and Google. Since Facebook and Google both have their own social ...
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How and to whom to provide feedback on immediate management?

I came on board five months ago. One of the agreements upon my onboarding is that I would implement continuous integration for the team. I have devised a demonstrable prototype of continuous ...