11. Companies that stifle competition/innovation by buying smaller companies just to stop what the smaller company is doing.
12. Consistently making salaried exempt employees work 10+ hours overtime a week in order to avoid hiring more staff.
13. Textbooks are overpriced. Bonus points if the professor of the class is also the author.
14. Having your customers pay extra for a sense of pride and accomplishment.
15. Literally, anything a corporation does that they can be fined for is taken into account as a business expense. If it’s cheaper to pay an illegal dumping fine than it is to change the way they process waste nothing will be done to stop the illegal dumping.
16. Working when you are sick. I have heard stories of bosses forcing people to come in despite being extremely ill.
17. Making you pay more for printing your own damn tickets at home.
18. Letting an employee go/easing them out instead of addressing a situation they brought up.
19. Rocketing the price of stuff and putting a sale.
20. In Australia, Subway claimed Foot Long was a trademarked name, and not a suggestion of sizing, after many people pointed out their subs were well under a foot long.
21. Posting a job announcement and conducting interviews for a job you already know who you’re going to hire.
22. There was a post about things your employer don’t want the public to know, and I was amazed to see people say how common it was for a woman to be hired (in the tech industry mainly) basically to flirt with potential male business clients.
The aim was to make them nervous/uncomfortable so the company would have the upper hand in negotiations.
Wouldn’t exactly call that ethical.
23. Paying invoices late, especially big companies that pay a few months late. It kills small business and seems to be quite common.
24. Using a previous salary against you.
“Oh, you make $40,000? Well, we’ll offer you $50,000. That’s a 25% increase in pay!”
Your salary shouldn’t be relative, it should be what the market value of the position is. If a job pays $75,000, don’t pay me only $50,000 because I only currently make $40,000.
25. Selling customer data.