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Ethics tests worksheet


Options for Frank Saia

Evaluate the following solution alternatives using the ethics tests worksheet.

  1. You can simply look the other way and allow the LaRue to continue passing the chips without properly testing them.
  2. You can call LaRue to task for passing the chips without proper tests and require that he carry out these tests no matter how long it takes. You can offer to back him up should he fall behind the schedule for shipping the chips.
  3. You can minimize the harm and risk by telling LaRue which chips can skip which tests without too much danger and which chips and tests it is dangerous to skip.
  4. You can resign.
  5. Your solution…

Make sure to come up with a solution of your own.