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Bonnie's religious commentary is a matter of opinion and faith, but the law
is a matter for lawyers. I would amend Bonnie's advice as follows: Yes, go
to the authorities (FDA? FTC? FBI?), but first go to a really good lawyer.
What you spend on the lawyer might save you a lot more in the long run.
From: Bonnie Granat [mailto:bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:36 PM
Cc: GGNYR -at- aol -dot- com
Subject: Re: Ethics and Semicolons
Yes, I suppose you're right. We don't have to worry about being tracked down
by the authorities, like you and your company do. It would go better for you
(less jail time) in the long run if you didn't participate in the fraud and
the cover up. You probably still have a chance to do the right thing. Seems
you might be wanting to be caught, and the feds might just be on to you now,
thanks to this post of yours.
It is better to be jobless than to sell your soul to the Devil. You won't
starve, but you will suffer the rest of your life if you continue your
and abetting criminal behavior. What your company is doing is criminal, for
Think about it. You want help. Go to the authorities tomorrow and don't
about what you are to eat or what you are to wear. Worry about your eternal
----- Original Message -----
From: <GGNYR -at- aol -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: August 19, 2003 07:14 PM
Subject: Ethics and Semicolons
Before you all ride off on your ethical high horses, let me tell you about
the company I work for. They produce medical billing software. They charge
upwards of 20k a pop, including hardware â which clients MUST buy from us.
Our latest product was rushed out the door to keep up with competitors.
Minimally you would expect it to be able to print or submit claims
It canât - too many bugs. Our salesmen out and out lie to current customers,
telling them that they have to buy this new version or they wonât be HIPAA
compliant. We sell used equipment as new. They take the PCâs off our desks
guy in HW cleans them up and puts them in their original packaging.
This lack of ethics repulses me. I nearly become physically sick when I
about it. But itâs a paycheck and a pretty good one at that, considering the
times we are in.
Semicolons â Geez, you people obsess about the silliest things. Lighten up!
You take yourselves way too seriously.