Friday, September 4, 2009

The Eyes of Texas

A Reuters’ story tells about John Kopchinski, a Gulf War veteran from Texas who later became a disgruntled sales representative for Pfizer. John found Pfizer’s sales tactics hard to swallow. As he explains it:

"In the Army I was expected to protect people at all costs....At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives.”

Unable to live down to Pfizer’s ethics, he blew the whistle on ‘em.

Click link for full story.

1 comment:

  1. Important story, Diane. We should keep in mind the part about life becoming "hellish" for those who become whistleblowers. And also that, for a variety of reasons, only a tiny fraction of them end up yielding either actions against companies or reward for themselves.


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