More than anything, employees fear getting caught taking confidential information outside the office.This is one of many findings by software company FileTrek, which recently asked 2,625 Americans what they fear the most in the workplace, and what they believe are the most “fireable” offenses.
Interestingly, 90 per cent of the respondents said they believe workers regularly take confidential information home or on vacation anyway; and more Millennials (68 per cent) than those older than 55 (50 per cent) think it’s OK to try and get away with this (via Huffington Post).
Those surveyed only thought sexually harassing a coworker (85 per cent) and being incompetent on the job (82 per cent) were more fireable offenses than taking confidential information offsite (79 per cent). Having sex with a “direct report” was a distant fourth (at 64 per cent).
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