Good vs. Evil, Wrong vs. Right, and Ought/Should Be vs. What Is
Question 1: An office worker had a record of frequent absence. He used all his vacation and sick leave days and frequently requested additional leave without pay. His supervisor and co-workers expressed great frustration because his absenteeism caused bottlenecks in paperwork, created low morale in the office, and required others to do his work in addition to their own. On the other hand, he felt he was entitled to take his earned time and additional time off without pay. Was he right? Answer: I feel that yes the office worker was entitled to take his earned time and additional time off without pay but I think how he went about doing so was wrong. Also, it seems that he didn’t care about or take into consideration what he was putting his fellow co-workers through or even how the work was going to get done. What he should have done was, taken into consideration what work had to be done and made sure that his desk was clear and all work complete. He should have also made sure that there would be someone there to cover for him during his time of absence. He should have also talked to his supervisor and co-workers, to see if anyone else needed to take any time off before he took it upon his self to just take an extended vacation. I believe that both St. Augustine and St. Aquinas would have felt this way as well, they would have felt that he could have first talked to management about needing to take an extended leave of absence and then arrangements could have been made to cover his position. No matter if he had the time, he should have most definitely thought about how the company would have been affected by his constant absenteeism. By right the company could have easily fired him do to this problem and the situations that he put them in. This type of situation just goes to show you that some people only think about themselves and not take in the whole picture. If he would have looked...
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