Poll: Giving credit where credit is due

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(2 votes)
Have you ever taken credit for a coworker's idea or work?
Yes, it's just basic self-promotion.
3.1% (2 votes)
Yes, but I regretted it.
4.7% (3 votes)
Never blatantly, but I have taken more than my fair share for a group project.
18.8% (12 votes)
No, but it's happened to me.
32.8% (21 votes)
Never. I live by the Golden Rule.
40.6% (26 votes)

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Beverly's picture

When I was a young adult there would have been times when I might be tempted to take credit for something not my own. The problem was that my personality was very like that of a puppy and I couldn't hold up lies very well. I was well aware that others often stole my ideas. I was happy to use theirs. However, I realized early on my own limitations in that arena. It wasn't that I was too ethical to even try. It was, in part, a matter of laziness. Honesty was easier, even when it hurt.