Ethical Dilemmas Of The Workplace

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1. Discuss an ethical dilemma that you have had to face in the workplace. Ethical dilemmas often occur when a manager or an employee is faced with two or more conflicting choices. Give as many facts and details as possible in describing your dilemma.
The most difficult ethical dilemma I have dealt with was a summer job I had this past summer, while I was working for a bakery in my hometown. This past particular summer really tested what I believe is right and wrong and how to speak up. One of my good friends mother owns a bakery and cafe shop in our hometown. It is a very respectable and well known place, because of how the business got started. Linda, my good friends’ mother, was always baking something delicious and would always have
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Some days Linda, the owner, would leave and go on errands for the bakery or would get migraines and go home for the day. Nothing would change when she left other than the fact of locking up. There was only one manager who has worked in the bakery since the day it opened, Taylor. Taylor was a kind hearted soul who would help anyone in need. She would always be willing to stay late or come in early with a smile on her face. I looked up to this method and copied this in my work with the bakery.
One day a couple came in telling Linda that they forgot to order a cake for their wedding that was two days away. Linda completely understood the situation and of course said yes. Once she told us I was the first one that said I would stay late and help make the wedding cake. Linda and Taylor were both happy because they both knew they needed the help. Later that day when we started baking the cake Linda got a migraine and had to leave and go home, so Taylor and I continued on working on the cake. It was getting kind of late so we found a stopping point. After cleaning up and closing down for the night I hung my apron and said I would see her in the morning. Once I got to my truck I released I forgot my phone inside and luckily Taylor did not lock the door yet. I went back inside to look for where I left it. I could not find it in the back where we were baking nor could I find Taylor, which I thought was a little odd. I headed to the front to see if

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