Divide into two groups, and prepare arguments for and against the following behavior: My friend works for a company that manages fund-raising events for non profit organizations—mostly gala benefits and auctions. Since these events all take place in the same city, she often crosses paths with the same people from one event to the other. The job doesn’t pay a lot, but the dress code is usually very formal. To stretch her budget and ensure that she’s not wearing the same dress at every event, she buys dresses, wears them once, has them professionally dry-cleaned, reattaches the label using her own label gun, and returns them to the store, claiming that they were the wrong color or not a good fit. She argues that the dry-cleaning bill is just like a rental charge, and she always returns them for store credit, not cash. The dress shop may have made a sale, but is this fair?
Answer to relevant Questions1: Critics of Milgram’s research have argued that the physical separation between the participant and the teacher in one room and the learner in the other made it easier for the participant to inflict the shocks. Do you ...Why should a short-term or long-term consequence make a difference in resolving an ethical dilemma?Should your company offer a clearly stated policy on this issue, or should it trust its employees to “do the right thing”? Explain your answer.Consider the functional departments we have reviewed in this chapter. Which department do you think faces the greatest number of ethical challenges? Why?If the majority of consumers are already skeptical about most advertising they are exposed to, how do you think the general public would feel about such marketing campaigns?
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