The purpose of this case study is the unethical situation during an internship or period of work experience within a company. The study of this situation will lead to solutions to tackle such unethical issues and situations.
Carrefour, the pioneer of the hypermarket concept, is also active in other formats of large scale distribution, primarily supermarkets and hard discount stores. The group operates other brands as well, both international and local.
Supermarkets, and especially the one in which the author worked in, hires many interns and students. This is part of the company's strategy and is used to fill the slots and to provide maximum assistance to full-time employees. These interns represent a vital work force because they carry out the same amount of work as other employees but represent cheaper costs as employers are not obliged to pay over 30% of SMIC to them.
Multimedia service is selling all kinds of technology products such as computers and laptops, televisions, plasma screens and LCD screens, digital cameras and camcorders, printers, stereos, and MP3 players etc.
The author's job was to sell these different technological devices. Added to this, the sale of products and complementary accessories such as covers for cameras, USB sticks, ink cartridges for printers, Web Cams, Internet subscriptions were known as so-called additional sales.
In addition to selling the products, the author had to provide comprehensive information to clients, facilitating their research and also organizing the radius in order to facilitate the 'clients' lives. These functions are usually the tasks of front office and back office employees.
Tags: working of supermarkets, corporate ethics of Carrefour
[...] A nothing could satisfy them for their efforts: a voucher, a wage premium over a "real" job at the end of the course . Finally I would pay trainees a little more than 30% of the minimum wage because they provide the same amount of work like other employees or even more than them, not only of cheap labor. This internship gave me a real experience in sales-type B to C. But the type of management of my head was not up to my requirements. This is why I had mixed feelings. [...]
[...] During the interview the time I spent with my area manager EPCS, allowed myself to deal with the prospect of hiring and work well as a contract student in the Multimedia division during my internship. He seemed delighted with my motivation and the future prospect. It therefore made me understand that if my internship unrolled correctly, there would be more than likely pack left at the end. So I had no time to count my hours and my efforts in this course in order to reflect a good image of myself to my manager and my colleagues. So I made upto weekly hours of 40-45h. [...]
[...] My manager, who was head of EPCS sector, did not tell me from day one that as a trainee, I would not have access to this timecard. So I could not recognize my working week was established by contract to 35h. As I stated before, the period of Christmas is a key period of the year in a mall and particularly in the Multimedia sector (purchases of new technologies for Christmas gifts: Plasma TVs, cameras, DVD players, computers . etc . ).The demand for sellers is more important to satisfy the most customers' needs in information and information about different products. [...]
[...] Corporate ethics of Carrefour The purpose of this case study is the unethical situation during an internship or period of work experience within a company. The study of this situation will lead to solutions to tackle such unethical issues and situations Presentation of the business of the company AsThe Company Carrefour, the pioneer of the hypermarket concept, is also active in other formats of large scale distribution, primarily supermarkets and hard discount stores. The group operates other brands as well, both international and local. [...]
[...] A week before the end of my internship, I was able to make an overall assessment. The balance was very positive and my boss was very happy with my involvement, my motivation, my sales and my work in general. In this review, I have addressed the topic again the student contract. By listening to my manager I immediately understood that he had no intention to hire me then and this was the case from the beginning. "Roman, it is true that you have done a great job in our department, but the pace will significantly reduce the end of this holiday season, and unfortunately we have no vacancies for your student contract." c. [...]
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