December 25, 2013
Re "Wells Fargo sales quotas come at cost," Dec. 22 From 1996 to 2002, I worked at a Wells Fargo branch in Brentwood. My experience was just as The Times reported for other workers. I was criticized numerous times for not selling according to the bank's wishes. Contrary to the bosses' demands, I chose not to push products on people who did not want or need things like loans or credit cards. Customers were called in the evenings, as the article describes. Employees misbehaved.
May 25, 2011
The Supreme Court is different from lower federal courts, and not just because its rulings can't be appealed. Another difference is that its justices are exempt from the ethical standards imposed on judges in less lofty positions. That's an unjustifiable anomaly that Congress should rectify. The Code of Conduct for United States Judges was established by the U.S. Judicial Conference and covers all federal lower court judges. Among other things, the code says that "a judge should avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1993
Having a code of ethics for elected officials is a fine idea, but electing people that do not need to read a code to know the right thing to do would be even better. WILLIAM V. FERRARO Seal Beach
July 8, 2009 |
They say all press is good press, but when restaurateurs Rachel Thomas and Coly Den Haan read a nasty blind item about their downtown Los Angeles wine bar the Must on local food blog Eater LA, they were furious. "I was flabbergasted," Den Haan says. "I wanted to pass out. I didn't know what to do. I think freaking out is a pretty good word to describe it."
February 2, 1986
"General Dynamics: A Laboratory for Ethics" (Viewpoints, Dec. 29) could be a milestone for the aerospace industry. Earl Cheit should carry his helpful advice to the prime practitioner of ethical misconduct--the U.S. government. As he may be aware, it was President Harry S. Truman's Secretary of the Air Force Stuart Symington who tried to force Northrop Aircraft out of business when Northrop refused his demand to merge with the predecessor to today's General Dynamics. "Lead by example"--indeed.
April 29, 1990
I worked, lived and breathed Hollywood for nearly 39 years. "Ethics of Hollywood" indeed! Yet another possible oxymoron waiting in the wings for a grand entrance. And in Calendar, another empty column-filler that presumes to review the scruples of the biggest symbol of decadent sensibility since Rome. From the abortions that Hollywood calls "movies," it's easy to imagine its interest, prurient and financial. Is Calendar trying to tell us something we haven't been exposed to, ad nauseam ?