View Poll Results: Do Companies have an Ethical Responsibility to their Employees?

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  • No! a fair wage and a safe environment is enough

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  • No! You do whats best for the share holders, NOT the Emploees

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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    They have an ethical responsibility to keep their employees safe, and to be honest with them about their long-term employment/promotion prospects. They don't have an ethical responsibility to provide them an above-market wage or to provide them with a job at all.
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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Yes, they should have ethics and it should have to do with having humanity and not for profit motives.

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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Yes, I believe they do. Not only to their employees, but to society in general. The best companies in my view are those who work the extremely delicate balance between making a decent profit and keeping their employees jobs secure. Laying off workers should always be the very last resort. I would never consider being a shareholder in any company that doesn't share this philosophy.
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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Do they? Of course not, companies are free to do whatever the **** they feel like, as long as they don’t get caught.

    Should they? Of course they ought to, but that doesn’t matter because success always goes to the least scrupled bastards who are willing to **** other people over for personal gain.

    I think the appropriate clichés are “Nice guys finish last,” and “No good deed goes unpunished.”


    ...damn, I hadn't realized how cynical I'd become until expressing myself just now. I blame the parsimonious piece of reprocessed excrement that employs me.

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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Befuddled_Stoner View Post
    Do they? Of course not, companies are free to do whatever the **** they feel like, as long as they don’t get caught.

    Should they? Of course they ought to, but that doesn’t matter because success always goes to the least scrupled bastards who are willing to **** other people over for personal gain.

    I think the appropriate clichés are “Nice guys finish last,” and “No good deed goes unpunished.”


    ...damn, I hadn't realized how cynical I'd become until expressing myself just now. I blame the parsimonious piece of reprocessed excrement that employs me.
    LMAO...you sound like me.
    Ya know we all feel like this even the ones that employ us feel like this, non the less we can find another job but then again we are not happy unless we bitch. It seems to me I am always dropping the f-b and WTF's just not in front of the boss.

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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Companies should have ethical standards beyond that required under the law to their employees, however should only means should here. Meaning, from a moral standard, thats my opinion. A business doesn't have a life of its own, it doesn't make decisions for itself, its people who do that, the bosses, CEOs, managers etc who I'm referring to as "business" or "company." And as all people they should have ethical standards which of course would vary from person to person, business to business, and I don't think they should be legally enforced.

    So for example if a CEO pulled in hundreds of millions a year in salary, plus perks, and told me he was going to fire a hundred people without warning and use a legal loophole to also cut them out of any severance. I'd say, "Hey its legal, but you're still an unethical ass."

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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    I wonder if employees have an ethical responsibility to their employers. You know, to not call in sick and go skiing instead of working for example. For not padding their expense accounts. For not threatening to shut down the business if they don't get their way. Little things like that. An obligation to not sabotage work so they can get more hours in. An obligation to not assault workers who want to work.

    I wonder if employees have an ethical responsibility to the customers. You know, to make a product that works. Or, to show up in the classroom and teach instead of parading around collecting bogus sick slips. When it's a public employee I think they have an even greater responsibility to the "customers".

    I think everyone has ethical responsiblities to most others, except liberals. Liberals live in a world without real responsibilities.

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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I think everyone has ethical responsiblities to most others, except liberals. Liberals live in a world without real responsibilities.
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    Re: Do Companies Have an Ethical Responsibility To Employees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Befuddled_Stoner View Post
    ...damn, I hadn't realized how cynical I'd become until expressing myself just now. I blame the parsimonious piece of reprocessed excrement that employs me.
    If I were that parsimonious piece of reprocessed excrement, I'd fire your ass immediately.

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