Friday, April 21, 2006
ethics in the workplace
The other day I had a discussion with a fellow worker about ethics. He told me his scheme to collect money from customers by creating fake receipts and using the money to buy a new chair for the employees. He was joking, of course, but we still discussed it. He reasoned that it would be okay because the customers wouldn't know the difference, and we'd still get a good chair. I argued that it would still be dishonest to the customers. He said that it would be doing the greatest good for the greatest number. What do you guys think? Would you be justified in creating illegal receipts in order to buy a nice chair for the employees?