Business Ethics Reflection
When asked to describe an ethical dilemma that I have faced at work really made me go over many different situations throughout my life. I kept being drawn to a particular time when I was a manager and I figured out some friends, who was employees, were stealing money. After I had proof that they were stealing money from the company I had a few moral issues to deal with, do I tell and possibly get them fired or do I say nothing and live with the guilt. If I made the decision to tell, I had to think about how would it affect my family. When I began to notice money was not equal to the amount that the company was bringing in. I began to check all the records and it led me to a few employees, who I thought that were also friends. I first had to question myself and question if I should just tell them to stop what they was doing. I knew this was ethically wrong in so many ways. The further I investigated the issue the more people I uncovered in the whole scam. It was a group of individual that did everything together and one was a manager at the same level as me. As I began to decide what I should do I had to base my decision on all my values such as integrity, honesty, self-discipline, and responsibility. It wasn’t a decision after I thought about my values and I knew what I had to do. I had to make sure that I had all the proof possible and take it to the vice president of the company. When I began to tell the vice president, it was as if he didn’t believe me at first. After giving many details and a long history of a paper trail to prove all the transactions, he began to sit in disbelief and became very angry. After overcoming his anger and looking over all the details, he began to talk about how he had trusted the manager and employees with so much. It was the vice presidents decision to hire the manager and a couple of the employees, so had a personal connection to them as well. Now that it was decided they all needed to be...
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