Cvs Caremark: What Is Really Going on

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CVS Caremark What is Really Going On Before we get to the major concept presented by Chapter 2, we must define one of the main contributors to the concept, whistleblowers. Whistleblowers are people who decide to report unethical or illegal activities, usually activities under the control of their employers. According to Halbert and Ingulli, “What unites all whistleblowing is the urge to bring a disturbing situation to light, the urge to bring about some corrective change” (Halbert & Ingulli, 2012, p. 46). This brings us to the concept highlighted in Chapter 2, loyalty to the company, and their views on employment-at-will and their rules for and against whistleblowing. Looking at CVS’ policies and Caremark’s Code of Conduct, and I…show more content…
Because of CVS Caremark’s loyalty to its employees, this allows the employees to be loyal to the mission statement of the company, which is to do right by its customers. When the company shows that it does not punish people for doing the right thing, it allows management to potentially weed out the employees responsible for causing potential harm to the company in the future. This is why whistleblowing is actually beneficial. In the short run, the company will lose money paying for mistakes of a few, but in the long run they will continue to be ethical and maintain a loyal following. In the United States, billions of emails are sent from any business regarding the business done, and sometimes things that aren’t business at all. I’m talking about things such as company sports, company games, or even company free time. Because of this, many companies’ these days monitor their employees’ emails in order to discourage the use of company time for leisure work. These seemingly random checks can tell the company when and/or how an employee has misused their time and misused the companies’ resources for their own gain. According to Halbert and Ingulli, employers have had a long history of interest in scrutinizing their workforces (Halbert & Ingulli, 2006, p. 87). Today, “spying” on their employees has been made many times easier due to technology. Monitoring emails

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