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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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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.

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.

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.

ScrewU Gone
10/31/14 10:39 am

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

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.

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

Try chocolate honey

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

No, but they'd be wasting their time.

jvc1133 61535
10/31/14 6:27 am

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.