Ethics Response Essay

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Ethics Response Ray Haskett Indiana Wesleyan University UNV 111 Philosophy and Practice of Lifelong Learning John Vander Meer 10 October 2011 Ethics Response According to Marquet International there are 63 high profile members in a private club called the Resume Liars Club, will you be the next candidate? While it might seem like a safe and effective approach to secure a good job, falsifying school credentials, is a gross misrepresentation of one’s abilities. This simple act of misconduct is identified as fraud. In criminal law, fraud is a deliberate act of betrayal composed for personal gain. Anyone discovered doing so, needs to be terminated, then prosecuted, and of course publically persecuted. Even though it is one of the easiest items on a resume to confirm, phony college level claims are typical. (Tomassi, 2006), One can argue that little white lies are a victimless crime. However, lying on resumes has produced successful businesses, there are pages of web based, illegitimate companies, offering a myriad of options to alter ones past. It is the company’s option, whether to terminate an employee or press charges for fraud, for any falsifications on resumes “ When executive lies go unchecked, an organization can be tremendously damaged and embarrassed by negative press, lost revenue, loss of reputation and plunging stock prices”(Marquet & Peterson, 2005, para. 5). “There are positions within publicly traded companies and fiduciary positions that need to make termination a required option” (C. T. Marquet, personal communication, October 4, 2011). Looking back in recent history, we can easily find examples of falsifying ones credentials that had potentially harmful effects on the public, one such case involves, the Massachusetts EMS. A couple of hundred EMTs and paramedics violated the public confidence by
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