The problem with using the "consequence" threat as a deterrent is that it basically teaches the potential WS to be more careful about not getting caught - but not to avoid the action.

Moreover, many WS use the "action-consequence" logic to actually justify their actions - "well, the BS was not meeting my EN's, therefore I had the affair" - no doubt we all heard that one.


This is so true. It's not just "F"WS's that suffer consequences. Those that haven't earned their "F" also do - sometimes even more so. It must be nice to have a BS to blame all your problems on <img src="/ubbt/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />.