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cpaswr October 31st, 2014 2:19am

Have you ever felt like someone was testing you to see if you would accept a bribe? Yes, this was my week.

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Fox semirural
10/31/14 3:08 am

I've never been bribed, but certainly pressured and threatened. Money needn't enter the equation when those in power feel that they can manipulate and control you by other means...

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 7:21 pm

The CPA I'm dealing with just makes me feel skeeved out. I swear he was testing me to see if I would be willing to take a bribe to ignore a "few things" this week.

I wasn't comfortable being around him at all.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/31/14 5:22 pm

Dealing with companies I was often offered gifts to do business with them (which some may consider a bribe), have had women offer sex for a job or a pay raise, and had a few government workers suggest a bribe "could speed things along". I declined.

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
10/31/14 7:45 am

I try to bribe ppl all the time and almost no one goes for it...I find it disgusting that so many ppl will not accept money anymore.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 7:28 pm

I passed. I'm not worried about that. I just got the feeling that if this guy does anything for me that I would feel obligated to do a favor for him. It is really hard to explain.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/14 12:54 pm

Try chocolate honey

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ScrewU Gone
10/31/14 10:39 am

I've been tested by Internal Affairs. It was so obvious I had to snicker.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/30/14 8:44 pm

Yikes! I'm so sorry, cpa. Thank heavens that you get to trick or treat with lil' cpa tomorrow. I hope y'all have fun!

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/31/14 7:42 am

No, but they'd be wasting their time.

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/30/14 7:30 pm

Not hard to explain...I totally get it. Some people, you just don't want them doing you any favors.

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jvc1133 61535
10/31/14 6:27 am

I'm to gullible to be aware of what's happening.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/14 5:52 am

I was once offered a bribe and boy, it caught me off guard! The guy sat down in front of my desk, I presented him with a contract to sign and out comes a fat envelope full of cash! It was surreal.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 8:05 pm

It sucked. Plus, I'm not the only one my office to feel this way. Another coworker felt the same way with him before.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/31/14 3:57 am

Thank you. I can't wait to get home and see my little guy. The time change made it difficult.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/14 12:54 pm

Not to except a bribe. There is this really obnoxious woman in my water aerobics class and I wondered if the club at set up to see how well I dealt with obnoxious people. That was before I knew my boss was too cheap to do that.

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cpaswr just say the letters
11/02/14 10:39 am

I can't even imagine what that would be like.

Mine would be a situation where I would lessen the problem.

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rons WOKE is sick
10/31/14 5:17 am

Only here! I ask "Would you blow me for a million dollars?". I'll take a nickels worth.

cpaswr just say the letters
11/02/14 8:27 pm

Looking at the results again. After 443 votes, over 30% said yes. I'm still surprised it is that high.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 8:07 pm

After 33 votes, I'm really surprised that over 40% voted yes. I thought it would be much lower.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/30/14 7:22 pm

Yikes! That's a bad week! I hope you "passed the test"!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/30/14 7:24 pm

I haven't felt tested regarding a bribe, but a few weeks ago I got somebody on the phone to was so over-the-top that I swore I was either being punked or my boss was testing me.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
10/31/14 6:04 am

My old high school suddenly increased my financial aid, giving me a full ride, when they found out I was transferring. Glad I got the heck out of there.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 7:39 pm

And I get to see him again in 3 months. Yay me. I hope it is the last visit.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/30/14 7:39 pm

Oh, that's not good and must have been uncomfortable.