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I work for a multi-billion dollar company. We have two top level executives (male) taking a client (male) on a fishing trip to Mexico this coming weekend. Both of these executives are married with children. However, the most senior of the two executives has decided to invite two secretary/admin girls from the office. Both of these girls are cute, young and single. I, as well as, many others in the office find this behavior to be extremely inappropriate. In addition, the girls' portion of the trip is being funded by the company. Knowing our company and how we court our clients, this trip will be well into the thousands of dollars. I'd like to hear feed back from anyone.

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A very difficult situation. If you have a good working relationship with one or both of the executives involved, perhaps you could approach them confidentially. There are so many unknowns. It may be a lost cause.
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Be careful, you're approaching discrimination yourself.

The only facts you present about these girls is that they are "young cute and single". Do these girls spend a lot of time working with this client? Did they do extra work to land them? Will there be work involved on this trip or other things discussed that the executives will need them to take care of?

It could be a totally suspect situation, but there are a number of factors to consider. Make sure you're not reacting out of jealousy for their chance to go on a trip & the attention they've received, the trip may be warranted.
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I'm hoping that your company has an ethics representative or hotline that you can call and report this to.
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Would let things take their course, The young women will make some money from this I am sure.
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Dear unknown,

I feel that sooner, or later it is going to catch up with them through an audit somewhere down the line.If they do not be careful, they are going to end up like the Enron scandal, they are setting themselves for a bad scene.If I were you, I would stay far away from that situation: the less you know, the better off you will be. If they feel that you are in anyway interfering, they will turn on you and make life unbearable for you. Just do your job unless it is an life or death situation.But if asked by someone higher than him/her, be honest don't get caught up in the lies.
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The sad part is, most of the top businesses run this way if not all. It has to do with the way our societies are transforming.

If you want to solace yourself and others who think in your line, try to look at the problem from this perspective:

Mature males are attracted to young and cute females (as you mentioned) while your company needs business with the clients. Presence of young ladies around them would make them learn about your company associatively with young women. In turn, chances are very high that your company will close in the deal and gain thereof.

In short : Morally and ethically, it's wrong; from capitalistic business point of view, it's alright. It's you who decide which one to choose.

Regards and best wishes.
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