When is it OK to lie about your identity?
Dear Ethics Talk:
My boss asked me to do telephone research. After two frustrating hours, I told her that few people were willing to speak with me. She told me to present myself as a student doing research.
This makes me uncomfortable. Please help. Signed: Dislike Misrepresenting Myself
Dear Dislike Representing Myself:
This situation is like asking me, “May I drive five miles over the speed limit?” I shouldn’t say “yes,” but realize that many people do so at small risk to themselves and others.
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