I found out that everyone is going to lose their jobs, but I can't tell anyone

He looked really angry, and I just left the room without my copies

I seem to be faced with a moral issue, and I don’t know what to do about the problem. I was working on a project in the copy room yesterday, when I accidentally overheard a conversation between my boss and the CFO. Apparently the ductwork between the copy room and the CFO’s office are directly connected, because I didn’t have much trouble hearing the entire conversation. Granted I had my ear pressed to the vent, but I was struggling to hear the whole conversation. I heard my boss talked about closing down our HVAC branch. I’ve been working in the HVAC company for a long time, and there are at least three dozen other employees at this specific branch. The CFO and my boss were discussing closing down the HVAC company for good, at the end of the month. That’s only 8 days away, and I can’t believe that they haven’t told any of the employees. I was in shock when I heard the news, and I must have said something out loud. Three or four minutes after they stopped talking, the copy room door opened and it was the CFO of the HVAC company. I was still sitting on the other side of the room. He threatened to sue me, if I told anyone about their conversation. I tried to lie, and I acted like I didn’t hear anything. He looked really angry, and I just left the room without my copies. Now I feel a moral obligation to tell all of my friends and co-workers. Some of them have been faithfully loyal to this company for 20 or more years.


HVAC technician

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