Case 4.4 a New Work Ethiic

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Case 4.4 a New Work Ethiic

By | April 2012
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Assignment 1: Case 4.4, “A New Work Ethic “
Sue Bates
Dan Bailey
Business Ethics: Bus- 309
April 27, 2012

Describe how typical the attitudes that Sheehy reports appear to be in work environments you have experienced.

According to Sheehy the attitudes in his work environment seems to be very typical and work experience were different. Sheehy portrayed the attitude of his employees are, as a whole generation of frightening new work ethics. The employees portray a unscrupulous attitude and behavior, some even dragged their tasks or put it on hold, some didn’t recognize the job as a real job that one could be happy and satisfied with but just a way to make some extra cash. Their customer service skills meant getting rid of the customer as fast as possible and make the quality and service of the business very poor (pg. 164-165). Sheehy employees and my work experience were very different; my co-workers were into what they were doing and enjoyed their job as well as the tasks. They valued the fact that they had a job, versus no job, no money to feed or take care of their family. Everyone also worked together to get the job done professionally and if someone was behind or needed help, another co-worker would pitch in to help them out and never complained about it or the person being slow or not knowing what they were doing and they did not have to ask to do this. Although, most were minorities, no one acted like they were different or try to put each other down because they were different. We all treated each other with respect and courtesy, we were as one and we came together as one, as a working group. Working together turned out to be the best for the workers the employers and it worked out for the best for us and the business as well.

Explain the implications of the work ethic Sheehy describes for the future of Americans business.

The implications of the work...