For this assignment I decided to interview a good friend of mine that has been in the workforce for almost 4 years. He prefers to stay anonymous, so I will only call him by his first name: Thomas. The interview has been done in French, in face to face. I took some notes and tried to translate and to rewrite almost everything he told me.
The most often it is just people speaking in the back of others. Some people tell you things that others shouldn't know. The problem is that this kind of attitude creates tensions between employees and that can really affect the communication between them. It creates groups of friends inside the company. When you're young and new in a big company like that, you try to find people with who you can talk to, eat lunch, take a coffee, smoke a cigarette, etc Those people tell you many things about people in the office, even people you directly work with. You finish by being in between and having to keep things for yourself, even if we ask you questions. This might be quite typical of big companies with lots of employees.
[...] (Awareness / Reasoning / Outcomes). If there was no breakdown, briefly describe why each step in the process was executed properly Pretend that you are now in the same situation and you have a choice to make. Apply steps 1-7 of the nine-step framework by Kidder (pp. 178-186 in Kidder Ch. and describe each of the steps – both the answer/outcome and how you got there Create and show meaningful connections between this dilemma and at least four pieces of content or readings In 300 words or less, describe what you learned about ethics from doing this assignment PART I For this assignment I decided to interview a good friend of mine that has been in the workforce for almost 4 years. [...]
[...] It means that before making a decision it is important to make sure that all the actors understand the moral values that are involved in this case and what is the best solution. Beatrice should have understood that it was not fair to leave more work to her colleague, and should have changed her behavior. If she didn't notice it, Thomas could have made her understand it by telling her or implying it. In 300 words or less, describe what you learned about ethics from doing this assignment. [...]
[...] To what extent did rule-based reasoning play a role? Rule-based reasoning played a small role in the dilemma because it is normal that the two interns do the same amount of work. c. To what extent did ends-based reasoning play a role? Ends-based reasoning played a major role in this case because Thomas was mostly motivated to tell on his colleague in order to have less work to do. What personal or situational factors were relevant to this situation? Explain the relevance. [...]
[...] and describe each of the steps – both the answer/outcome and how you got there. Step There is a moral issue, because it is normal that the two interns do the same amount of work. It is important to equilibrate the amount of work between the two interns and make sure that the two interns have the same working hours. Step The actor is Beatrice because she is the one who is not moral and lets her colleague do her part of the work. [...]
[...] She was a really nice person and quite cute. Unfortunately, she had a boyfriend. The problem was that she was a bit lazy; she always arrived late, took lots of time to eat, and finished the day too early. She also often spent time on her phone or on Facebook. We were working together in the same office not far from our supervisor, so he wasn't always there to check on us. Besides the fact that she was nice, I was a bit mad that I was doing more work than her because she was slow and not very productive at her work. [...]
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