Friday, December 5, 2014

Please advise (more ethics questions)

I got an email from the administrative secretary, sent to all staff, saying:

"If you would like to win a food item from the Harry and David Company, please submit your name to this email...This gift is from [a local law firm]."

What? Why would they give us this 'gift'? Do they represent the library? Is it ethical for me to enter the raffle? Please advise, thoughtful readers.

1 comment:

  1. the lawyers might just be looking for some public-spirited tax deductions (they might be ordering gifts for clients and get a break on volume, too). Maybe they use the library's resources to do competitive intelligence?
    I think you could ethically enter this. Unlike gifts from vendors, this one can't influence your library buying decisions.