Dr. Sunita Lanka
24 October 2012
George Maxwell’s Decision
George Maxwell has a company that is named Maxwell’s Plumbing Supply that has been running for 20 years. George has made an excellent effort through his own hard work, great communications within his community, and has knowledge of his trade which has helped him throughout the years. He is an African-American and is sensitive towards issues of racial diversity and his minority hiring. George faces an issue in the story which is that he has to replace his supervisor that is about to retire. He does have one person in mind which is to hire Hector as the new supervisor. The purpose of this assignment to advise George whether or not it would be wise to hire Hector.
There are several advantages of hiring Hector to become a supervisor. Hector is hard working and reliable for the reason that he has made numerous suggestions that have increased the efficiency of the company. He has been with the company for 12 years, although other have been there for a longer time. Hector also has the qualities that are necessary to run the company the way a supervisor must. These are the advantages in hiring hector as a supervisor.
Hector does bring with him some problems and disadvantages. One disadvantage is that there are five other employees that have been with the company longer than hector and seniority is very important in the workplace. George is worried that his employees feel slighted if one of them is not given the job to become supervisor. Another disadvantage is hector’s English, which is not as good as George would like with this problem the reason that he is hard to understand sometimes, especially with the clients and on the phone. A problem that might arise is that about 18 months ago some Filipino women would speak there language during work and convinced hector in suing George for not letting them speak their language and now nobody speaks to the women but the employees do...
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