Originally Posted by slmgt
Honestly... Honesty is not the best policy in our world. You could tell them and they'd likely take the money back without so much as a "Thanks Cody" [pat on back]. Sure you could be honest, but let's be honest here, how likely is it that your company became successful by telling the whole truth, nothing but the truth?
I think honesty is great and that you should be rewarded for being honest. But the reality is you likely wouldn't get a thing by being honest. If you get confronted about it, that's your call...
I think that's where we fail, where we think the world owes us something just because we reported facts. Hate to say it, but no one owes "you" anything, even if you did return the 5 thousand dollars u found on the floor, all you did was what your supposed to do. The majority of the time no one is watching us, and thus direct and hasty praise or approval isn't possible, but I definitely don't think that should yield hesitation for us to do the right thing.