If it is to your personal advantage to act unjust and the unjust act

will never be discovered, is it ethically permissible to act unjustly?

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Does the amount or type of education influence ethical behavior?

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Who wrote the poem that begins "In order to be a good doctor a man

must also have a good character"

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  1. Hi qpm,

    The author of this quote is W. H. Auden.

    Here is the entire quote:

    "A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of

    them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a

    craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist.

    This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a

    good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may

    have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire

    their good before his own."

    — W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907?1973), Anglo-American poet.

    ?Medicine,? A Certain World (1970).



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where do i find information about people who abuse there break time at

work and what it cost. the ethics of this issue, most people belive

taking an extra 5 minutes does not cost the company anthing.

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  1. Hi,

    You aren't the first employer to notice that excessive payroll costs

    due to long breaks and that sort of thing can be costly. Here are

    some articles that support your position:

    Robert Half International study on time theft

    "Deliberate and continual time theft poses a serious threat to

    individual companies and to the nation's economic well-being."


    "According to the American Payroll Association, the average weekly

    'theft' of time (long lunches and breaks, tardiness, early departures,

    etc.) is 4 hours and 5 minutes per employee." [Note: Unfortunately I

    was unable to find the original source of the APA statement.]


    "The average weekly 'theft' (long lunches, breaks, tardiness, early

    departures, intentional missing punches, etc..) is four (4) hours and

    five (5) minutes according to studies conducted by the Robert Half


    Partners in Time

    "Employee time theft is one of the most common yet often unreported

    components of many organization's labor costs. Although it is

    difficult to recover time lost to personal business conducted at work,

    time from early arrivals, late departures, and long breaks and meals

    can easily be controlled using our system. Based on 255 working days

    per year, the chart below illustrates the savings possible for

    organizations of various size with a recovery of only 5 minutes of

    this time per workday per employee."

    Dollars & Sense

    "Time theft or lost time per week accounts for the average worker

    being overpaid by as much as two hours each week when you factor in

    long lunches, tardiness, leaving early and extended breaks."

    Count Me In

    "Employee time theft costs as a result of buddy punching, early or

    late arrivals, and long breaks or meals are estimated to be $98

    billion in the U.S. alone."

    Cost of Dishonesty in the Workplace

    "In most cases, it is simple dishonesty, using company time for

    personal use, taking longer breaks, or just not working. This is

    justified by 'everyone else does it,' or 'the company owes me.' These

    justifications still don't make it honest. The bottom line in today's

    corporate world is that dishonesty can, and usually does, cost the

    company money."

    Letting God Meet Our Needs (a sermon on thievery)

    "No, we may not be thieving felons, but few, if any of us, have

    escaped the subtle thefts of life."

    Cost Justification

    NeoMatrix (company sells devices for monitoring employee theft and


    Finally, a couple pages that take a nontraditional approach to the


    Union of Time Thieves Local #00

    Sabotage: The Ultimate Video Game

    I hope you find this information useful.

    Best wishes,


    Google search term: "time theft" breaks


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What are stakeholder management principles?

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  1. Stakeholder Management Principles are broader concept of corporate

    management that supersedes the traditional ownership model.

    Traditionally, companies have been viewed as being only responsible to

    their owners, who are typically the shareholders in companies of any


    As companies have gained in size and power, frequently equaling or

    even bettering the power of national governments, and corresponding

    abuses of employees, the environment, and communities have occurred,

    ethicists have realized that the ownership model of corporate

    governance is no longer acceptable.

    The stakeholder model views corporations as being not only answerable

    to their shareholders, but also having responsibility to not cause

    harm to employees, environment, customers, and the communities in

    which they exist. Stakeholder management principles require managers

    to incorporate the legitimate concerns of stakeholders in a broad

    sense into their managerial decisionmaking.

    A formal definition of this view: "The corporation is an organization

    engaged in mobilizing resources for productive uses in order to create

    wealth and other benefits (and not toi ntentionally destroy wealth,

    increase risk, or cause harm) for its multiple constituents, or


    The above quotation, along with additional information, can be found

    at "What Is The Corporation?"

    Please request clarification if needed.



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