Along with her experience, and expertise, her knowledge and background in electric engineering are factors that made her supervisors allocate to her such a hard task. However, she is faced with an ethical dilemma between her values and principles, and the values of her supervisors. Malone, the vice-president, along with the marketing manager do not mind how the information needed to complete the project will be obtained, whether it is in an ethical or unethical manner. On the one hand, McCaskey does not feel comfortable with obtaining the information from the target company in an unethical way. However, the only way she can complete the project is to get information from Devon, who essentially has all the necessary information. On the other hand, she is under the impression that Devon is offering her too much help, or he either wants to know who she is working for. However, McCaskey is presented with significant incentives to get the project done. Not only is she going to be promoted to group manager, but she is also going to receive a significant increase in pay, and she will also be assigned ten more similar projects with greater benefits.
Besides all these incentives McCaskey is presented with, she would not be defined as a “committed employee”. According to Osland, Kold, Rubin, and Turner, scholarly