I read this article on Yahoo Finance and was curious of what the WSO community's opinions on this matter are.
Basically, a man created a program to do his job for him; what was once a full-time job for him became a 2-hour per week job and he spends his free time with his son -- oh, and his boss doesn't know. He is afraid if he tells his boss, he will be fired and his program will replace him.
So the question this unknown man went public with was...
"Is it unethical for me to not tell my employer I've automated my job?
I personally think in terms of ethics -- yes, it is unethical to not tell your employer; company resources (money) are basically just being given away. In terms of morals, he isn't doing anything wrong; the job is getting done, just in an easier and faster way for him.
If a program can be written to do his job for him, it must be a very simple/repetitive job. He could probably go on and get a better/more fulfilling job.
What do you guys think?
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