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    ethical abuse

    Moreover, questionable behavior at the top creates an environment ripe for ethical abuse throughout the organization. If employees see that bending or breaking the rules is not only accepted but the best way to succeed, some will be tempted to start emulating their leaders. Then as other employees see those people getting away with it and getting ahead, they'll jump on the bandwagon...

    Does this "ethical abuse" mean "ethical wrongdoing"? Normally "abuse" is used to mean "to torment someone or overuse of something", so the sense here does seem relevant.
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    Re: ethical abuse

    Yes. It means abuse of ethical standards.

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    Re: ethical abuse

    Do you mean "misuse" = abuse?

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    #4

    Re: ethical abuse

    Not really. Look up abuse in a dictionary.

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    Re: ethical abuse

    What do you think is the difference between "bend rules" and "break rules"?
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    Re: ethical abuse

    I guess bending rule is weaker than breaking rule.

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    Re: ethical abuse

    Yes, bending is weaker than breaking.

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    #8

    Re: ethical abuse

    Can someone take an example?

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