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[–] fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You did the right thing, not just because it was the honest thing, but because it was the thing that kept you out of trouble. Your boss was joking about the $10K. This could've been an ugly lawsuit, and you prolly would've lost your job at some point as a result. This kind of job isn't permanent enough to worry about, per se, but a reputation can follow you around for awhile, particularly if you want to stay in the business. So, your honesty protected you from a bad situation. However, there is a lesson to learn. There are a lot of businesses out there who've not got websites yet, or who have not secured their domains. They may be willing to pay $10K, or at least a couple hundred bucks. Just avoid friends of your boss.

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[–] Djongo [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Haha, agreed. I've been sitting here trying to think of a way to buy up domain names for up and coming businesses. An idea I'm sure I'm not the first one to have. But it's a vicious loop because if I'm hearing/reading about a company they probably already have a website. That's like step one for starting a new business.

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[–] fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Google is a good source. You'd be surprized just how many businesses have google or facebook pages, but do not have their domain. Dang, now that I'm thinking about this, I'm going to have to think about this. ;)

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[–] r3dsmile 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

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[–] Stopped_clock 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'll give you an upvoat to ease the pain.

I think in this sort of situation, you did the right thing. Who knows what would have happened after they offered you $10k, it could have gone off for approval, further questions asked and the truth could have been revealed making you look like an unethical employee and no payment coming your way.

I wonder if your supervisor will put through an expense for the purchase?

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[–] Djongo [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Thanks for the up voat! And a little update, it was a good call. My supervisor (who I'm pretty tight with) came in after that fact and said "you did a good thing today". Apparently they were able to put two and two together and realized that I actually work for them. The new GM was about to come and talk to me about the whole thing when my supervisor went in to tell him what was going on. The GM asked my supervisor "how much do you trust Jeff?" (not my real name) and my supervisor responded "Completely, I completely trust him. He's an honest good employee". So now instead of looking shady, I look like a concerned employee who's looking out for the company. I am counting that as a win. I've lost two really good jobs that I was really good at in the last 7 years when the company got bought out, so I'm terrified that they will ax me. But I think this looks really good for me and the new owners just sent out a memo saying that they intend to keep all the former employees. It's rough being the creative/marketing/promotions person for a small business when it gets bought by a large business. We're typically the first ones to get laid off because big companies tend to centralize my job.

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[–] Stopped_clock 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Brilliant, glad it looks to have worked out in your favour. Unless your GM suddenly turns up asking you to open up an offshore bank account so that some money can rest there temporarily

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[–] Ben77 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, I get the feeling that what you did is going to be worth far more than $10k in the long run. You are now known to the 'higher ups' as a stand up guy who looked out for the company.

Next time pay rises or promotions come up, you will be a stand out name.