The first time someone cuts a corner it might not seem to be a big deal but the thing to keep in mind is it sets a precedent going forward.
The first time a person steals from their company they might think of it as just a short term loan to solve a problem but it sets a precedent for stealing and makes it much easier for the person to steal the next time.
The first time an accountant fudges the books, it makes it a lot easier for him to do it again and again.
The first time a consultant adds an extra hour onto their billing it makes it much easier to do it a second time.
The best way to avoid the second time from happening is to make sure the first time doesn’t happen.
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