What would you do if you got your hands on confidential documents that could greatly benefit your firm? What do you think your firm would do if they found out? A recent piece in Bloomberg discusses a similar situation at :
Group Inc. ( ) dismissed two bankers after one of them allegedly brought secret documents from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York into the firm.
A junior banker, who had joined the company in July from the New York Fed, was fired a week after the discovery in late September along with another employee who failed to escalate the issue, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News that didn't identify the pair. Jake Siewert, a bank spokesman, confirmed the contents of the memo, which was prompted by a report yesterday in the New York Times.
"We have zero tolerance for improper handling of confidential information,"said in the memo. "We are reviewing our policies regarding any hiring from governmental institutions to ensure that they are appropriately effective and robust."
Certainly we are all incredibly ethical people who definitely know right from wrong, but assuming any set of circumstances, how would you handle it?