NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a national survey of more than 1,200 American workers, SUCCESS magazine has found that lying in the workplace is as common as a cold.
A series of questions about lying at the office was posed to an array of professionals, who were asked not just about their own fibs but about those told by people they knew. This method, suggested to SUCCESS by experts on lying, helped to shed light on the bigger picture, since people tend not to recognize their own dishonesty or can't bear to admit that they too may act unethically from time to time.
Some of the survey's provocative findings include:
- Overall, men are more likely than women to lie in the workplace…
- A third of Americans have faked being sick when they just wanted a day off (and 62% know "someone" who has done so)…
- More respondents of all stripes (60%) admitted to telling white lies to defuse workplace tension than any other sort of fibs…
- A shocking 14% of workers know someone who has switched their urine sample in order to pass a drug test, and…
- Workers in the highest income brackets are twice as likely to shift blame for a crisis than their subordinates are—as well as to raid the office supply closet for paperclips and pens they then bring home!
But can lying ever be good for us? Is it sometimes the right thing to do at work? The former editor in chief of Parenting magazine and current editor in chief of SUCCESS, Susan Kane, has appeared many times on Good Morning America, Today, 20/20, and local TV shows, and is available for interviews to answer these questions. To schedule an interview, please call Rachel Albert at 212-886-6704.
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