Essays on Houston Construction Company Challenges Case Study

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The paper "Houston Construction Company Challenges " is a perfect example of an ethics case study. Sometimes, it is not easy to make decisions. Tom is faced with an ethical dilemma (refer to the case). Nonetheless, he must choose a course of action to take. This discourse analyses Tom's position and makes commentaries on the options open to Tom, the influences to which Tom is subject, the relevance of ethics to Tom’ s decision, the consequences of acceptance of Jerry’ s offer, and the consequences of the rejection of Jerry’ s offer; and second, it explains the highlighted views on the significance of ethics with the help of two other cases of ethics in the construction industry. Comments with justification There are several options open to Tom in regard to solving his house loan issue.

First, Tom would have to make a choice between disclosing and not disclosing his employer company’ s information. It is worth noting that it would be unethical to disclose the information to Jerry. Therefore, Tom could accept Jerry’ s assistance with the condition that he would not disclose the company’ s information.

He should also advocate that his parents change their attitude; an act of disclosure that they are encouraging him to do might have harmful consequences to him and his employer as well. Instead, his parents should help in convincing Jerry to assist without necessary having Tom to disclose the information. Nonetheless, his choice not to disclose the information might lead Jerry to withdraw his financial assistance; in this instance, Tom would have to find another alternative to solve his loan dilemma. So, he could choose to sell the house and settle in a less expensive house that he could afford with his current salary.

This way, he would not have to depend on anyone for such assistance. Furthermore, Tom could approach his employer and kindly remind them of their promise they made about promoting him and increasing his salary. If that fails, he could look for another job that would give him financial satisfaction.

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