Source: The Mercury, 24 February, 2000, p. 11
By FIONA HUDSON MEN are more likely than women to tell fibs to save a co-worker's neck, a survey shows. And most workers over 55 don't believe honesty is a quality highly valued in the workplace. Morgan and Banks researchers found 19% of men will tell porkies to cover for a colleague, but only 14% of females will fib. None of the those surveyed aged over 55 believe employers valued honesty But three-quarters of workers aged 19-24 believe honesty is the best policy. Banking and finance industry workers are more likely to lie to save a mate. But advertising executives, engineers and building workers fav our telling the truth - even if it means their mate gets in trouble. Morgan and Banks director Peter Emmerton said it wasn't clear why men were more cynical then women. "The key message to employers is if they want employees who are honest and open they need to create and environment that supports that," he said.
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