Values and Ethical Decision Making

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Values and Ethical Decision Making

Values and Ethical Decision Making
Jack Taylor, a former WWII Navy fighter pilot, started a car leasing business inside the basement of a car dealership in 1957. While serving for the military, Jack learned about values, integrity, team spirit, hard work, and the ability to do the right things which he embraced and used as the foundation for Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Enterprise, n.d.). He admired these traits that were apparent in his first few employees which set the tone for future generations of car rental agents. Employees of Enterprise start out as management trainees learning to run the business as an entrepreneur. As sales and fleet growth increase, employees are eligible for promotion with endless opportunity on compensation. Through this entrepreneurial spirit and dedication of all employees, Enterprise has expanded into several markets such as rental for personal, business, or insurance replacement purposes, car sales, and fleet management. As the company matured, Enterprise was guided on Jack Taylor’s philosophy: “if you take care of your customers and your employees first, the profits will follow” (Enterprise, n.d.). This has led Enterprise to grow to become the largest car rental operation in the world with over 6,500 locations in the U.S. within 15 miles of 90% of the U.S. population, with other locations in Germany, Canada, the U.K, and Ireland (Enterprise, n.d.). Recent college graduates are solicited for the management trainee program with high hopes of running a local office or airport location. Enterprise promises in return for hard work, dedication, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done, an endless amount of money that could be earned. The challenge becomes what ethics and morals are a person willing to overlook to make the most money. From the start of your employment with Enterprise Rent-A-Car each person is compared to his/her peers within their region on a rating system called...
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