This action demonstrates a lack of interest to aid the less fortunate in the community, as well as failing to increase their customer base. The less fortunate members of society also have to shop for groceries, and they most certainly have a choice where to make their purchases. While Company Q management is making the decision to throw the food away, this results in revenue loss to the company. Shareholders are not likely to invest in a company which prefers to lose revenue rather than contributing to society,
Expansion means career growth and other opportunities for the LPN’s If Happy Trails closes this facility, the organization will lose money and business opportunities. An alternative that Happy Trails can use is to explain to the LPNs that unions have made many American businesses less competitive so the employer has no option but to make budget cuts elsewhere. Those budget cuts could come from less recognition programs, pay raises less frequently and in an extreme circumstance the facility would be forced to close their doors. Many employees have come to the realization that unionization may in the long run put their jobs at risk by making their employers less competitive. The National Labor Relations Act forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or
When asked about donating their day old food to the local food bank, the company refused and chose to throw away the food. Their decision came from worries that there could be possible fraud or stealing by the employees who might say they are donating the food, but taking it for themselves. This proves the company has a very poor ethical framework. Mainly showing their lack of trust in their employees. By setting rules beforehand, the company can eliminate
This social responsible act is overshadowed by the company’s decision to leave the inner city areas because of alleged loss of profits. Many inner-city communities lack quality health-conscience items and rely upon corner-market stores to obtain any semblance of fruits and vegetables. If Company Q would have remained in these communities, it would have provided a nice alternative to the unhealthy options that these inner-city communities needed. It would have been a socially responsible act to engage in. B.
Had those customers already found an alternative store that did provide the requested goods and in turn moved their business? Or did the store not fully understand the demographics in the area and replaced some lower cost staple foods with the higher profit-margin health conscience and organic foods? Were theft and fraud by its employees and customers the reason for losing money? Did Company Q alienate themselves with their respective neighborhood by refusing to
The products are disposed of in a dumpster and that is the end of the products usefulness in Company Q's current viewpoint. The company, if paying by weight or volume, will incur greater disposal rates from the waste removal company for disposing of the unsellable product instead of donating it to the local food bank. The second concern with not donating product that would otherwise be thrown away is employees' attitudes. If we've communicated to our employees that we will not be socially conscience to those people in need in our community, what does that say to our employees since they are also a part of the local community. In our digitally connected society it would be foolhardy to not expect a socially aware employee to film the disposal of food that we may not be able to sell but which could be given away and used by those in need.
401(K) has become ineffective because of the corruption of big business, the misunderstanding of and as a result a mishandling of the 401(K) accounts, and its correlating dependency on the market’s success. Making profit is important to people. Most of all, improving the bottom line is the primary objective for major companies. “For Robert Shively, learned that his employer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, or also-known-as Oxy Pete,” wanted to forgo the guaranteed-employer pension plans for the less demanding 401(K) system where it is based on contributions from employee’s pay rather than from the employer’s profit. This forces the employee to save without any effort but, due to this, workers began to neglect the social security and entirely dropped the use of the original pension plan.
Company Q was not being socially responsible when they closed two grocery stores that were located in the same general area of the city, they did not show a commitment to their employees and the community? When they closed their doors, that meant jobs were lost in the community, this instinctively brings anger towards the food chain. Company Q should have seriously considered what these closures could do to their reputation. Through the years, Company Q was not being socially responsible when they didn’t listen to the customers about stocking healthier foods and organic products. Company Q eventually listened and brought in a limited selection of products, but the customers found them to be to expensive to purchase.
Under this situation, if the other members just conform blindly for the fear of being left alone by others, the out-of-date food sold in the market might hurt the health of the consumers and negatively harm the company’s long term benefit in the end. On the other hand, there is also another reason why we should avoid conformity that is because to conform blindly to the former conclusion might limit the process of innovation. Think about all the great inventions in human history, none of them is result of conformity but instead they are the result inventor’s innovation and the result of breaking the stereotype. Only by getting rid of conformity can we increase the speed of a society’s
In other words, Sandel describes it as the idea of encouraging the gifted to utilize their talents to reap rewards for the community as a whole. This is also a philosophy that I agree with, and once again it is a philosophy that shows how unjust these employers are to hire illegal workers. These employers are using their status and gifts to reap profits solely for themselves and their companies and certainly not to benefit these illegal immigrants as they are being exploited. The employers are certainly not working for the betterment of the least advantaged, which is once again evident in the fact that many of them don’t offer safety regulations or job benefits. While this is not the case for every single U.S. employer who hires illegal immigrants, I do strongly believe, supported by statistics, that these are the major reasons why most employers hire them.