Chapter 4: Business Ethics
Ethical dilemma is a decision that ‘invites’ a conflict of values; every good course of action has some significant negative consequences. 3 examples of ethical dilemmas:
My father’ employee have just done a good job on a project. My father has promised him that my father would give him 20% bonus. Yet, due to company politics, my dad was unable to give him the bonus. My dad also implied that if he was to submit inflated expense reports for the next 2 months, my dad would search for another way, and the employee could pocket the extra money and well-deserved compensation for my father’ contributions. b.
One of the engineers on my staff has a better job offer from another company and asks your advise on whether accept or not the job. I need him to complete a significant project and important for my career too. The manager also told me that after this project, all of internal engineers would be fired. c.
I wrote permit letter to the company that I would not be able to come to the factory because I was sick. Actually, I was not sick but I just wanted to go to beach to refresh my mind as I was just breaking up with my boyfriend and I feel so bad.
Time when I faced an ethical dilemma:
When I was in elementary school, I loved to steal things. One day, I took a small scissor from book store just because I liked it and I put it inside my bag. After that, I went home and my mother realized that my stationary was increase as I had a “new” scissor. My mother asked where I got that scissor and I confessed that I stole it. My mother was very angry to me. She said that we should give the scissor back to the book store. I was very ashamed that I had to give it back though actually, I could just keep that scissor. This is the part that I experienced dilemma. Yet, my mother just said to the book store assistant that the scissor was carried away by us accidentally so I wasn’t arrested on the jail. •
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