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Robert Shah, a sales representative for Quality Office Supplies Corporation, will receive a substantial bonus if he meets his annual sales goal.
The company’s recognition point for sales is the day of shipment. On December 31, Shah realizes he needs sales of $2,000 to reach his sales goal and receive the bonus. He calls a purchaser for a local insurance company, whom he knows well, and asks him to buy $2,000 worth of copier paper today. The purchaser says, “But Robert, that’s more than a year’s supply for us.”
Shah says, “Buy it today. If you decide it’s too much, you can return however much you want for full credit next month.”
The purchaser says, “Okay, ship it.”
The paper is shipped on December 31 and recorded as a sale. On January 15, the purchaser returns $1,750 worth of paper for full credit (approved by Shah) against the bill.
a) Should the shipment on December 31 be recorded as a sale?
b) Discuss the ethics of Shah’s action.
I do not work for a tech company, but racism in the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Texas is alive and well
I am not one, so I can't say for sure. But the answer should be, "It is no different". My team is exclusively minorities from different places, not the same minority. People are people. It is important that everyone remember and act accordingly. Both in the minority, and in the majority.
Don't know as I do not work for a "tech" company and am not an "ethnic minority," suppose it would depend on the type of tech and the company culture. Some companies are open to all types of people from all different backgrounds, the most important thing is your ability to do your job & your skill set. If you are good at your job & have experience then it does not matter your sex, color, background.
The level of unconscious bias amongst the general white population is significant.
Despite what the media would have you believe, I personally see no difference between myself and all the other people here. If I do a good job, I am rewarded, if I do a bad job, I am corrected. Just like everyone else. Skin color only matters to those that wish to divide us.
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