1. In your opinion, did Vaughn overreact to Walker’s admission that she had been untruthful regarding the CPA exam? If so, how would you have dealt with the situation if you had been in Vaughn’s position? How would you have dealt with the situation if you had been in Robert’s position?
In my opinion, Vaughn did overreact to the Walker’s admission. Although Walker should be responsible for telling the truth about her CPA exam, she does not have to tell all her privacy not related to her work to her boss. Whether she took the CPA or not and how she prepared for that is not the required to be known by the Vaughn. Lying to the boss may make him angry and there’s no doubt that Vaughn will mad at Walker. However, that’s doesn’t mean Walker should have Walker’s own privacy.
If I were in Vaughn’s position, I’d like to talk to Walker first. Then make sure everything is clarified. Give Walker a chance to explain why she lied and what she supposed to do next. If she realized it’s unfaithful to make a lie and regret doing this. Another chance will be definitely given to her to work in the company. The same rule applied to Robert. Robert should not be blind-minded dealing with this situation. No clarification and explanation are given before firing Walker based on the facts provided by Vaughn. It’s unfair to Walker if she just made a lie which has nothing to do with her job.
2. Vaughn obviously questioned Walker’s personal integrity. Is it possible that one can fulfill the responsibilities of a professional role while lacking personal integrity? Why or why not?
Yes. It’s possible for one to complete her professional role while lacking personal integrity. That’s doesn’t mean she is not an integrated person. Maybe she just pays too much attention to her work and doesn’t have enough time to consider how to make her personal life more integrated. According to the case, Walker did not lie to Vaughn on purpose because she did not...