Chapter 1 Ethics Related Items

Chapter 1 Ethics - Chapter 1 Ethics Related Items Principles Websters Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines principles as a a comprehensive and

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Chapter 1 Ethics Related Items Principles Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines “principles” as: “a: a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption b: a rule or code of conduct.” We all have principles, basic fundamental beliefs that we believe we would never compromise. And we don’t compromise those principles. But sometimes we try to justify small exceptions. We don’t steal, but if we are undercharged at a restaurant, it is easy to go along with the undercharge by saying the wait staff made the mistake. We would never use a racial epithet but if a friend or coworker tells a joke containing one, we feel it’s not our place to object. And sometimes we believe that making an accommodation to our principles is necessary in order to accomplish something greater, like benefits for our family, so long as no one gets hurt. Joe Paterno, legendary football coach at Penn State University, tells this story when asked about his principles: An example of a time where my principles were tested was during recruiting some years ago, I tried to recruit a kid out of Cincinnati who was a great, great, football player. He would have made a great impact on the success
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course ACCT 2362 taught by Professor Eure during the Spring '11 term at Texas State.

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Chapter 1 Ethics - Chapter 1 Ethics Related Items Principles Websters Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines principles as a a comprehensive and

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