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RadioShack: Qualities vs. Qualifications

As a 1st year MBA student undergoing the recruitment process, I have constantly dealt with the dilemma of determining the fine line between lying and embellishing. Often times, given the scarcity of jobs, candidates are obliged to exaggerate their skills. With predefined skills and experiences that companies look for, previous job descriptions are modified to reflect the traits that are sought after. Furthermore, the MBA setting where people seek to switch careers further aggravates the issue. The only way to gain an edge over others would be to add activities and experiences that may either be exaggerated or fictional. It may be argued that it is not lying, but when drawing a line between truth and falsehood, it is definitely defined as a lie. Given such definition, David Edmondson’s case seems to be contradicting the practice that is widely accepted in the industry. We do not see people getting fired for exaggerating their previous experiences nor do we see one’s resume come into light after years of working in the company. Once in the company, employees are measured by their performance and credibility that they built while working in the organization. Mr. Edmondson’s case is counter intuitive to this idea as he was forced to quit even though his performance was stellar during his tenure. In order to determine the ethicality of the case, it is essential to look at two time frames – 1. Time when Mr. Edmondson joined RadioShack in 1994 2. Time when Mr. Edmondson got fired in 2006 – and determine the ethical controversies surrounding the CEO and the Board of Directors.
As in any case, actions need to be looked at individually to determine ethicality. At the time of employment in 1994, Mr. Edmondson joined RadioShack through proper means. He was part of ADVO, which had direct working relationship with RadioShack that…...

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