What was your Shadiest Day?

  • After seeing the best day and worst day topic I'm interested in what was your shadiest day by which I mean at what point did you do something that was possibly very much skating on the lines of unethical?

    For me I was once asked to provide customer information including credit card information to someone, this was an odd situation because it came directly from an owner of the company not through normal channels(I was given the okay by my boss) which would have included all the company owners.  Said person wanted active customer information including address and credit card numbers with expiration dates.  What made it even weirder was that I got included on the invoice for what they paid, it came out to around ~130K or so for 3 years worth of customers, which was several hundred thousand customers...

  • ZZartin - Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:17 AM

    After seeing the best day and worst day topic I'm interested in what was your shadiest day by which I mean at what point did you do something that was possibly very much skating on the lines of unethical?

    For me I was once asked to provide customer information including credit card information to someone, this was an odd situation because it came directly from an owner of the company not through normal channels(I was given the okay by my boss) which would have included all the company owners.  Said person wanted active customer information including address and credit card numbers with expiration dates.  What made it even weirder was that I got included on the invoice for what they paid, it came out to around ~130K or so for 3 years worth of customers, which was several hundred thousand customers...

    I would have flat out refused to give them this information. And I mean adamantly to the point of leaving my job. I have done that before when asked to provide details like that. It has always ended up in a change in the requirements so far. Fortunately at the place I work (10 years this month) we don't store credit card data at all. We used to store it but after many appeals by myself I convinced them that the minor inconvenience to the customer is minimal compared to the embarrassment and fines if the data is compromised. It is so simple to refuse when you don't have the information. 🙂

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  • That's not just a little shady, it's downright wrong.

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