When does accepting a favor when job-hunting become unethical?
I have been enthusiastically offered assistance procuring a particular job through someone's political connections. I accepted the help, but now I am feeling queasy. I never imagined I would be in a postion to receive politcal partonage, but here I am. Is this different from making the "connections" every student is advised to cultivate? I am qualified for the job, and it isn't cush or high-paying, but I may get an unfair advantage over other applicants. Or, it could backfire. . . the person in charge of hiring might be pissed off by the interference.
When does the support of someone you know cross the line into unethical behavior?