Business Ethics- Bus 309
October 30, 2011
A New Work Ethic 2
1. Describe how typical the attitudes that Sheehy reports appear to be on the work environments you have experienced.
After reviewing the case study a new work ethic, it reminds me of the job I have today. The workers attitudes are just that of my coworkers I work with every day. There attitudes are unbelievable. I currently work in Customer Service for a major cable, internet and phone provider. Most employees at my place of employment don’t value their jobs. They don’t see customer service in their future and many say it’s not their last stop. They too don’t like hard work and long hours. I often hear co-workers brushing customers off the phone with a quick transfer to another department, that can’t even resolve that customers issues. Many of them don’t have any work ethic. Work ethic is a belief in the moral benefit and importance of work and its inherent ability to strengthen character. I think the importance of work will show if you are performing in a job that you love. In most work environments that I have worked in it’s the same. My co-workers hated that job, they hated the long hours and they hated the boss. They would dream of the day that they would no longer have to do this job and actually retire.
2. Explain the implications of the work ethic Sheehy describes for the future of American business. In the case study the implications are more based on that of college students. It seems as the future of American business will have younger employees focused on no-holds- barred...