Table of Contents 2
Question One 3
Question Two 5
Question Three 7
Question Four 8
Debating the Issues 9
In Favor 9
In Favor 10
Policies and Procedures 11
In Favor 11
Hiring Procedures 12
In Favor 12
Manager-Employee Communication 12
In Favor 12
1. What are Claude's alternative regarding attending his father's birthday party? What should he do? Why?
Claude has several alternatives for his predicament. First, he could just go to work and do his shift as scheduled. Secondly, he could call in sick so that he could attend his father's birthday dinner. Thirdly, Claude could all attempt to switch his shift with one of his co-workers who also work in the photo lab. Fourthly, he could put in a request for the day off from the manager and explain the situation. Fifthly, he could pretend to be sick and leave early. Sixthly, he could get his co-worker to cover 20 minutes while he makes a quick stop in at his father's birthday dinner. Finally, Claude could resign from his position at Wal-Mart.
As Claude has several options for a solution to his predicament, he should try different ones to try to get the result he wants. First, he should just ask his manager for the time off. However, this may prove to be useless as the manager has not given people time off in the past, even when they put in requests for it four months in advance, saying that they system that they use will not allow the days off when it creates the schedule. The manager would not even give Claude Saturdays off in the past even though it was for religious reasons. He just stated that the computer would not allow it.
If asking the manger for the time off proves to be ineffective, then Claude should try to switch his shift with one of his other... [continues]
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