Discussion Board Unit 2

Discussion Board Unit 2 - individuals slack. The utility...

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Drug use information in my opinion is definitely the right of the individual. As long as that person is doing his or her job, then I think that their personal life should be left out of the work force. I also believe that if the person is not doing their job then the employer should take some precaution and either talks to them or random drug test. With the random drug testing though, I would make everyone in the building do one just so you aren’t outing one certain person and also making sure that everyone else is also clean. In the unit 1 discussion, I chose the utility principle. I believe that in this case the utility principle still applies. I also feel that that the egoism principle also has some effect in this. I think the utility principle from unit 1 applies to this situation as well because if the person isn’t doing their jobs then I think everyone else should know the reason behind the
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Unformatted text preview: individuals slack. The utility principle is defined as everyone benefiting from the situation. If someone is using drugs and is messing up, leaving early, taking longer breaks, coming in late, and/or even causing other people to pick up their slack, then I believe their problems should be known. Although I chose the utility principle, I also believe that the egoism principle also has a factor in this because if the individual is doing their job and not causing problems, then I believe they have the right to not say anything about their personal lives. As long as they are on time, focused on their machines (or whatever they do), they dont sneak off or leave early, then they shouldnt have to tell anyone because no one is aware of the drug use. Reference Goree, K. (2006). Ethics in the Workplace (2 nd Ed.). Thomson-Southwestern. Chapters 2, 10, 11...
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