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Is there a halakha book providing the guidance rules for proper behavior at a modern working place? I mean not only relatively obvious "halakhot yekhud" or "kashrut" but taking into consideration intricacies of modern cubicle world. For example:

  • Halakhic view on criticizing manager or other employees at meeting?
  • Is it good to report the failures of the manager to the manager above him?
  • Is it possible to give unrealistic schedules if my job security is in danger in case I say the truth?
  • Is it good to hire people while company is trouble...


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Boris, welcome to Judaism.SE, and thanks very much for this question, whose answer many of us could possibly find very useful! I look forward to seeing you around. – Isaac Moses Mar 27 '12 at 20:06
Perhaps this link would be useful. darchenoam.org/ethics/pe_home.htm – Gershon Gold Mar 27 '12 at 20:07
There is a book called 9:00 to 5:00 by Rabbi Shmuel Neiman. It is focused on gender relations and is quite restrictive. I'm not going to cite it as an answer since it doesn't focus on the ethical as per the question, but I feel like it bears mentioning in this context. – yitznewton Mar 27 '12 at 21:20
@l' great! now just cite the seif where each of the bullet points is mentioned. :} – yitznewton Mar 27 '12 at 21:22

The Ethical Imperative is available from Artscroll and includes more than 60 essays on Torah ethics and values, written by Rabbinic authorities including Rabbi Shimon Schwab, zt"l, Rabbi Yaakov Ruderman, zt"l, Rav Avrohom Pam, zt'l, and the Bostoner Rebbe, zt'l. Other contributors include well-known scholars, writers and lecturers such as Rabbi Berel Wein, Rabbi Yissocher Frand, Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, Professor Aaron Twerski, Dr. Judith Bleich and Rabbi Nosson Scherman.

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