There are so many different dynamics at a workplace. Ethics should be a part of any workplace environment, and there should be a Code of Ethics to follow. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Many different factors may come into place that prevents that from being a possibility. Different personalities, different believes, and different employee/owner status has an effect on how an ethical dilemma is resolved.
Before you can understand what kind of relationship things have you first have to understand what they are, and what they mean. Virtue by definition means conformity to a standard of right. Values by definition means relative worth, utility, or importance. Finally, a moral concept is simply someone’s morals. Morals by definition means: of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior.
At this time I am currently employed at The Golden Crust Pizzeria, a Pizzeria. When I became employed there I was excited because I needed a job. Shortly after I started there I started hearing rumors about the owners not liking “black” people. I was told that a gentleman that was employed there previously left because he felt like the owners were disrespectful, and racist. At the time I could not agree or disagree. Now, I feel like I can agree. The problem is our beliefs are different. Our idea of what is right and wrong is also very different. I do not feel like the owners consider me to be an important part of the everyday operations of that business. The owners believe it is ok to constantly say derogatory comments about African-American people. They do not understand why I would take offense to any of the comments. To them it is always viewed as being done jokingly. How can they not see that those comments could cause me to be uncomfortable? I do not make derogatory comments about Muslims or Islam. I was not raised that way.
All I do at work is simply answer the phone... [continues]
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