Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Working Students

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SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION

Despite complaints, filed by consumers to the appropriate Government Agencies, the Philippines largest drinks manufacturer allegedly keeps on poisoning its national and international clientele. Established in 1890 as a brewery, the company is Southeast Asia's largest publicly listed food, beverage and packaging company with over 15,000 employees in more than 100 major facilities throughout the Asia-Pacific.

Allegedly about 50 percent of the bottle caps, used by the company to close their light beer and other drinks, are rusted. The problem mainly occurs after cooling the drinks. Consumption of rust can cause kidney and liver problems. The probability of not reaching the age of 40 in the Philippines is 8.9 percent, which is a much higher percentage compared to other countries like China, Singapore and South Korea. This is partly due to a relatively high number of kidney and liver diseases, many of which may be traced back to consumption of rust.

The company carries the brand names of some of the most formidable players in the Philippine food and beverage industry. The company's flagship product, beer, is one of the largest selling beers and among the top 15 beer brands in the world. The Company's manufacturing operations extend beyond its home market to Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, According to law firms, the brewery violates the Consumer Act of the Philippines. Republic Act No. 7394 regulates among others the protection of consumers against hazardous drinks

COCA-COLA COMPANY

Coca-Cola has been accused of bribing the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). In 2003 Coca-Cola donated $1 million to the AAPD. Later that year the AAPD stated that "scientific evidence is certainly not clear on the exact role that soft drinks play in terms of children's oral disease", directly contradicting their previous statements such as "consumption of sugars in any beverage can be a significant factor…that contributes to the initiation and progression of dental caries." Critics have stated it certainly appears that Coca-Cola has "paid dentists to stop saying kids shouldn't drink Coke".

INDIAN CALL CENTERS

In April of 2012 Dataquest, an information tchnology magazine, revealed a survey in which 25% of call center agents identified hate calls as the main raeson for workplace stress. The survey also identified the calls as being psychologically disturbing for works.

In some instances, the caller may be unhappy with a service he is receiving or his or her lates bill and their frustation turn racist.

Indian offers large pool of low-cost , English speaking workers that also happen. This has attracted back-office service operations of large American companies.

Adding to the problem are Indian workrs who try to buttume American. While this is encourage or even required by management, callers almost always identify the agent as Indian often will either react to the deception or demand to speak to an american.

WAL-MART

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is an icon of American business. With 2008 sales of over $405.6 billion and more than two million employees worldwide, the world’s largest public corporation must carefully manage many different stakeholder relationships. It is a challenge that has sparked significant debate. Although Wal-Mart reportedly can save the average family $3,200 annually, the company has historically received plenty of criticism regarding its treatment of employees, suppliers, and economic impacts on communities. Feminists, activists, and labor union leaders have all voiced their beliefs that Wal-Mart has engaged in misconduct in order to provide low prices.

This analysis attempts to show both sides of the controversy. It begins by briefly examining the growth of Wal-Mart, and then discusses Wal-Mart’s various relationships with its stakeholders, including competitors, suppliers, and employees. Some of the ethical issues concerning these stakeholders include...
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