In a new survey of 5,000 workers conducted by the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters & Chartered Financial Consultants, 48 percent of employees admitted that they had engaged in one or more unethical and/or illegal acts in the past year. The most common misdeeds? Cutting corners on quality control (16 percent), followed by covering up incidents (14 percent), lying about sick days (11 percent) and deceiving customers (9 percent). The highest level of shady behavior that resulted from workplace pressures occurred in the computer software business (66 percent) with advertising and marketing (60 percent) in second place.
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