Global Ethics

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You have been made aware that your co-worker has been skimming the till at the local bar which you are employed at. You are met with the decision to either expose this co-worker or begin receiving hundreds of dollars in compensation from this employee for keeping quiet. Many people would “black male” this person until they received the what they felt was a fair amount of money to not say anything, others would go directly to their employer to let them know what has been going on at their place of employment. Many people make very poor judgment decisions. Some may base their decisions on what is the ethical thing to do. Ethics are the structural foundations of the world as we know it. Ethics are the way businesses are run and the way businesses remain in business. From our courses here at the University of Phoenix, it is clear that we as future business professionals have to become responsible to one another as practitioners. Business is a complicated arena of sorts that focuses on principles and guidelines that are essential to many laws set in place. Every business owner knows that there are some aspects of work that are discretionary and other aspects with procedures that must be followed exactly. Discretionary areas of business are those situations where owners and their employees have room to maneuver, compromise, bargain and make deals within established boundaries. Non-discretionary areas are topics or situations with very specific rules, regulations or other guidance that requires one way of acting. Compromise is unacceptable in these areas. Safety is one non-discretionary area that is immediately recognizable. Business is a complicated arena of sorts that focuses on principles and guidelines that are essential to many laws set in place. Every business owner knows that there are some aspects of work that are discretionary and other aspects with procedures that must be followed exactly. Discretionary areas of business are those situations where owners...
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