BUSINESS ETHICS - Paying a large tip to secure a better...

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Unformatted text preview: Paying a large tip to secure a better table in a restaurant is the same as offering a bribe in business to secure a contract is a statement that I happen to disagree with. If you are offering money to someone for a table at a restaurant I would think that you need to have something better to do with your money. Maybe try using it to buy a meal to take to a local shelter; it may make you feel much better than if you were sitting at a better table anyway. I guess that it is obvious I do not agree with the practice, but I do not think that they are both legally defined as a bribe. I went to to look up the word Bribery and found the following definition (Bribery). The crime of giving or taking money or some other valuable item in order to influence a public official (any government employee) in the performance of his/her duties (Bribery). Bribery includes paying to get government contracts, giving a bottle of liquor to a building inspector to ignore a violation or grant a permit, or selling stock to a Congressman at a...
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