Don’t doubt the power of the unidentified tipster: Home Depot recently sacked four corrupt purchasing managers accused by a whistleblower of taking bribes. In exchange for the payoffs, the managers arranged for Home Depot to stock tiles and other flooring products from Asia. From the AP:
Jerry Shields, a spokesman for Home Depot, described the three men and one woman as lower-level managers. They were terminated two weeks ago for “not following company ethics and business conduct.” He could not say how long the employees had worked for Home Depot.
Don’t sit quietly if you witness unethical behavior. Tell us, complain to the company, create a website – just don’t stay silent.