But even within a particular industry, there are going to be more straight-laced companies and more free-wheeling companies.
If you work at Microsoft, you will be fired once this is discovered.
I'm also not clear how it fits in any of the other categories defined as on topic in the help center:
- Finding employment (resumes/cv/cover letters, recruiters, hiring-managers, interviews, negotiations, etc.)
- Maintaining employment (promotions, pay increases, harassment, bullying, poor working conditions, communication problems, etc.)
- Leadership in the workplace (motivating people, encouraging people, making decisions, holding hard conversations, intervening in unproductive situations, asking for and giving help, etc.)
- Terminating employment (notice period, breaking the news, handing over work, reference letters, relieving letters, etc.)
If I'm completely honest, it feels like this question was only left open because it's a problem specific programmers and software developers which make up a significant portion of the users here.
I'm worried that by leaving it open and due to the very high score it received, it's serving as a model question that other users are basing their questions off of. This - now on hold - question seems highly inspired by it: Consequences for contractor of bypassing recruitment agency.
What am I missing?