Sally is a sales representative close to her sales goal for the year. If she sells textbooks worth $1,000 in the next week, she will hit her sales goal and earn a $10,000 bonus. Sally's customers are not interested in purchasing any more educational material this year. Her only hope is to purchase those textbooks herself and donate them to a needy school.
What would you do if you were in Sally's situation? Do you think it is ethical for Sally to spend $1,000 to earn $10,000? describe why or why not?
In your opinion, what are some of the ethical challenges faced by the operations managers? What is each employee's responsibility about ethics in the workplace?