Xmgt 216 Business Ethics Reflection

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Business
Ethics
Reflection

Gretchen Allickson
University of Phoenix
5/27/12

Moral values are not something you are born with, but rather something that somebody in your life needs to instill in you. So whether you learn them from a guardian in your early years or pick them up along the way, either way moral values are a necessary pallet of skills and knowledge to have in this world. If you do not hold moral values to a high standard, then you will most likely do wrong to someone who does not deserve it. Moral values keep allow people to trust and care for other people. So, when you do not have high moral values, chances are you are not trusted or liked by many people. These are the people who steal, cheat, or harm others; these are the people that spend their lives in jail or prison; the people who create widespread pain on those who do not deserve it. There are countless stories that involve someone with little to no moral standard, causing harm on a good, morally valued person. Have you ever heard of “bad things happen to good people”? In the latest years, it seems that unjustified acts are continuously occurring, especially in the business world. Not only do they keep occurring, but they are getting more and more disastrous. It is a slippery slope to be falling downhill on; and it seems that there is not end in sight yet.

When I was in high school, I worked at my small town pizza parlor, called ‘Jake’s Pizza’. I had worked there for over two years when I encountered a very unmoral act committed by one of my fellow employees. It was a typical day; I showed up for work and I was making pizzas when the rush hour began. We got swamped, unusually quickly, and most of our orders were deliveries. However, we only had one delivery driver on hand at that time, so the problem was not that we were busy but rather that we could not get our deliveries to our customers in a timely fashion. We began to receive complaints that the deliveries...
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