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Diary: Morality in advertising?

Diary was very touched to hear a heartbreaking tale of a former JWT employee trying to make amends for some minor expense fiddling that took place more than 50 years ago.

A handwritten letter from an elderly gentleman arrived at the agency all the way from New Zealand. In it, the man says he worked as a messenger for JWT in 1959 and confesses that he used to charge the agency taxi fares of up to £12, when, in actual fact, he took the Tube or used his bike. The man, who says he became a Christian in his later years, enclosed £40 in his letter as repayment. A morality tale to bear in mind the next time you're filling out your expenses form, perhaps?

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