Unformatted text preview: roofread the draft. Make sure there is a supporting paragraph for each main
point. Also check for correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
3. Prepare the final document. Payroll Information
Payroll clerks have access to personal information about employees, such as rate
of pay and marital status. Imagine that you are the payroll clerk for a clothing
store like Gap. Your friend Janet, who also works at the store, is interested in one
of the sales clerks. She wants you to find out how much money he makes and
whether he is married.
ETHICAL DECISION MAKING
1. What are the ethical issues?
4. How do the alternatives affect the
2. What are the alternatives?
5. What would you do?
3. Who are the affected parties? Evaluating Direct Deposit
A new co-worker has the choice of receiving a paycheck or using direct deposit.
She asks for your recommendation. Write a paragraph explaining direct deposit
and recommending whether or not your co-worker should use it. Chapter 12 Real-World Applications and Connections 308-337_CH12_868829.indd 336 9/15/05 11:46:47 AM Real-World Applications and Connections
Skills Beyond NUMBERS INTERNATIONAL Accounting Making It Personal Analyzing Financial Reports CHAPTER 12 Integrity
Employees who demonstrate integrity are able to make ethical decisions.
ON THE JOB As a payroll clerk for Fun ‘n’ Games Amusement Park, you have
access to confidential information about employees. Your friend and co-worker,
Mark Arnold, asked you to divulge payroll information about Melissa Porter, who
has the same job title he has. Melissa just received a pay raise. Mark did not.
INSTRUCTIONS Write a few sentences explaining how you would respond to
Mark’s request. Offshoring
Offshoring is the practice of U.S. companies using overseas providers for certain
tasks. For example, technology companies like IBM and Microsoft have used
programmers in India, mainly because overseas salaries are lower than U.S.
salaries. Results have been mixed. Some companies report problems in employe...
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