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A. The assistant failed initially to identify and clarify the problem. She assumed that her boss only wanted her assistance in preparing a roster of volunteers, while in fact her boss wanted her to prepare the roster herself. If she had asked him what the task consisted of in the first place, she would not have felt mislead. B. The supervisor did not review his announcement adequately before it was aired. This caused the intent of the message to be lost and made his announcement ineffective. C. The Pilot did not give a clear command to the engineer which caused the plane to crash. The pilot told the engineer to "takeoff power" which meant switch to the amount of power at takeoff. But instead the engineer removed all power and caused the plane to crash. The crash could have been avoided if the engineer asked the pilot to clarify what he meant. D. A pilot crashed into a mountain after he was told to pull up. The pilot's last words were "what does pull up mean?" The problem was that flight control was not using the official terms for guiding him. The official term would have been to tell him to climb. This communication error caused his death. G. A newspaper editor told his staff to change the picture of James Dean smoking, and they digitally removed the cigarette from the picture. The editor actually wanted them to switch out the picture with another. This brought on a lot of criticism from the public, which could have been avoided if either he told them to switch the picture for another one, or they asked for clarity. 4. I believe that in the past white collar crimes may have been punished with a "slap on the wrist", but in recent years the scrutiny on the uneven treatment has lead the courts to come down hard on them. I have
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looked into the cases against Phillip Bennett, the former Refco C.E.O. who committed fraud and Richard Hatch, the winner of a reality television show who decided not to pay taxes. Hatch was charged in
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