Ethical Dilemma vs. Ethical Lapse-responses

 Review several of your peers’ posts, responding to at least three of them by Day 7. Respond substantively to at least three classmates throughout the week, suggesting aspects that they may have overlooked. Did you receive feedback to improve the structure of your response to the discussion question? I recommend Q&A style. Q&A style means question-and-answer format in an itemized way.  Again, this is a communication class; therefore, STRUCTURE and CONTENT are important.Response 1:Leigh  I had an ethical dilemma several years ago at a company where I worked. “An ethical dilemma involves choosing among alternatives that aren’t clear cut” (Bovee & Thill, 2018). The original position I was hired for did not require applicants to have a four-year degree. It was recommended, not required. I got the job and stayed in that position for two years. I wanted to further my marketing career, and there was an opening for a project manager at another division within the company. This job did require a four-year degree, and I didn’t have one. I had a good relationship with the marketing team and had some informal interviews before applying. It was all very positive, and I was confident I would be a good candidate for the job. The dilemma was whether I should let the hiring manager know I did not have my degree or wait to see if they asked if I had one. Ultimately, I made a poor decision not to say anything, and they never asked. I accepted the position, but I felt like an imposter for an entire year and was always afraid that they would find out. It was a horrible feeling, and there’s a reason ethics exist.A former co-work of mine had an ethical lapse and ended up having an affair with our boss. “An ethical lapse is a clearly unethical choice” (Bovee & Thill, 2018). I became involved when I caught them at work one evening, and they asked me to cover for them. It was unethical on so many levels. They asked me to keep a secret, and everyone started to notice that our boss started to show some favoritism towards her. It became very uncomfortable, and I ultimately reported them to our HR department. I wish they had never put me in that position, but I know I made the right decision. ReferencesBovée, C. L., & Thill, J. V. (2018). Business communication today (14th ed.). Retrieved from 2:Jenny  Hi Everyone, After reading this week’s material I found that the difference between ethical lapse and ethical dilemma is that, ethical lapse is knowing that one is making decisions and choices that we know to be unethical. Whereas ethical dilemma is having the choice that could either be wrong or right. Personally, all my time working for the wireless industry there are always individuals who do things unethically and there are the individuals who don’t. For instance there was a time where we had a promotion where customers could receive 5 voice lines for $100 and we all know that phone services can be expensive so that price was a great deal. What the fine print states is that the deal was only good for new customers switching over and it was good for one year. I had a sales rep that I use to work with who would not disclose this information to customers, customers would assume that the price was good for the duration that they were with the company. This is great example of an ethical dilemma the sales rep clearly knew what they were doing was wrong rather than being transparent with the customer. What could have happened differently rather than doing what was clearly wrong the rep could have explained to the customer that it was promotional plan pricing and explaining what would happen after the first year. As a consumer all I ask for is transparency in what I am paying for, even for one year on that price plan would still save consumers a lot of money versus what they were paying for at other carriers. An ethical lapse situation that I have been personally took part of was working off the clock. The company that I worked for in the past had a strict rules on overtime, but there were still some tasks that I needed to finish prior to leaving for the day and I did not have enough time to complete them. What I could have done instead of working off the clock was ask my manager at the time for help or ask if somehow I could get a few hours of overtime approved due to the situation that I was in. If I were able to communicate better with my team I would have not put myself into a position that could have cost me my job. Jenny Bovée, C. L., & Thill, J. V. (2018). Business communication today (14th ed.). Retrieved from Figar, N., & Đorđević, B. (2016). Managing an ethical dilemma. Economic Themes, 54(3), 345-362.Response 3:Gerri SwimsThursdayDec 8 at 8:01pmHello Everyone,The difference between an ethical dilemma and an ethical lapse is one is like you are being put in a tough situation where you must make a choice of action in which all choices are dire (ethical dilemma) and the other is a mistake with a huge consequence behind them because of bad or poor judgement (ethical lapse). A few years back at one of my old casino jobs another table games dealer put our manager in a terrible situation. She wasn’t calling out the high valued chips which are worth $100, $500, $1000, $5000 and up in which they must be accounted for. He came to me because he was really concerned because she had quite a few chips missing and he didn’t know what to do so he was just venting to me. Our manager liked my coworker so he didn’t report the missing chips when he should have, he wasn’t aware that surveillance had been watching her for weeks. A few days later they fired him and arrested her. If he would have reported the missing chips when he first noticed they were missing he could have saved his job and it wasn’t nothing he could have done for her because she had been stealing from the job for weeks sadly. (ethical dilemma)I would have to use my best friend as an example of an ethical lapse because we went to Texas for the first time in 2020 and we had a great time while we were there. Instead of using the last day to pack or at least pack the night before, she decided to go out and I stayed in because not only did I have to pack my things I also had to pack my children’s bags as well because they were with me. We had separate rentals and separate hotel rooms because there were quite a few of us. She misjudged the time she had to get to the airport so everyone could get back home and she ended up getting left back in Texas. She got to the airport later than expected and had to check her bags in and that took longer than expected so she missed her flight along with another friend of hers because of poor judgement. If she would’ve packed her bags the night before and left out when everyone else did, then she would’ve been on the flight back home with us. Also, she had to pay for another flight back home, poor judgement cost her extra money.Response to my post:Ivan Hi Kendria,I believe the sexual harassment issue can go both ways: an ethical dilemma and an ethical lapse. The ethical dilemma you explained, but the ethical lapse could be knowing that sexual harassment is happening and choosing to ignore it. It is a very difficult choice to make, and assuming the company did not have policies that protect the employee, there’s the possibility they would have been let go. Communication dies when one decides not to speak about it, I think. People that experience misbehavior at the workplace and decide not to do something about it, will eventually regret such a decision or go on like nothing is happening. If you were in your friend’s position, would you have made the choice to report to HR, possibly putting your job on the line? 

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