Get High-quality written work Help from our Professionals case study reply ( 250 words is enogh)There are two-person post about case study. I have to reply them about their opinion. you can just respond their post. PERSON 1 CASE STUDY POST: 5-Star Dilemma Background While I was studying at Duquesne University I was elected the president of a local fraternity. Fraternities at Duquesne were required to fill out a form called the 5-Star form which rated each fraternity’s performance among metrics including GPA’s and philanthropy. An organization’s performance on this form indicated their standing with the university. Fraternities could receive between 1 and 5 stars with 5 stars implying that the fraternity was in excellent standing with the university. There were certain benchmarks that must be achieved across each metric for a fraternity to achieve a good standing with the university. Our organization had done well in that we did not have any social infractions as an organization. Similarly none of our individual members had been disciplined for conduct detrimental to the university. Our fraternity GPA and philanthropic performance(hours and dollars) were on the border of being 4 and 5 stars. While filling out this form my fraternity advisor suggested to me that we should temporarily omit brothers with poor GPA’s and philanthropic performances. Similarly we should also inflate the number of hours we had claimed to be volunteering. Other organizations were currently doing this to improve there standing with the university. Moreover he claimed that those other organizations had not been caught and that we also would not be caught so there would not be any penalty for acting in such a way (Duquesne did not have an auditing office that would fact check the claims made on the forms in terms of hours/dollars donated). All members that would have been dropped under this plan had already fully paid membership fees that semester (although this information did not need to be provided to the university). Doing those things would better position our organization to earn us a 5-star rating to keep us within excellent standing with the university. Dilemna Should I lie on the 5-star form by omitting those brothers’ performances from those calculations and inflating our philanthropic performances to improve our scores? Alternative Options Option 1: I can remove brothers from our official roster to artificially boost our GPA and service hours per brother. Additionally I can increase the total hours of each brother remaining on the roster to make up for the lost hours of the brothers who would bring the average down so as to avoid hurting our total. This would help us meet both our academic and philanthropic benchmarks in order to achieve a perfect 5-star rating. This also would make our advisor happy as our standing with the university would be excellent. There is also no risk of disciplinary consequences as the university would be taking our submission at face value without further inquiry. However I felt that this would be a bad precedent to set for both myself and the fraternity in the future. Also I felt it would be hypocritical for our organization to preach about its commitment to the development of brothers academically socially and morally while also abandoning our values when faced with a difficult situation. Option 2: I can submit an accurate and honest roster with accurate data for the total philanthropic contributions. This would result in lower average GPA’s and average hours contributed per brother. Additionally this would likely lead to a lower 5-star rating (although we would still be in good standing with the university. My advisor would also be upset with me as our scores would be lower. This would avoid setting a bad precedent for both myself and the fraternity. Similarly this would be more consistent with our organization’s stated values. My Action I decided to submit an accurate roster with honest data. As a result we finished just below the academic benchmark needed to earn a 5-star rating from the university. We barely finished above the benchmarks for average hours of service per brother and total hours contributed. We received a 4.5 out of 5 for our efforts. Our fraternity advisor initially was upset with our rating as it had dropped from the year before. If I had to make the choice over again today I would still submit the roster with honest data. I took a very deontological approach. I could not justify lying whether directly or by omission to achieve our fraternity’s goals. Moreover I thought that my advisor’s arguments that other fraternities were doing and that we would not face disciplinary action for said actions did not provide an adequate justification for said behavior. I could not use other people’s poor behavior as an excuse to rationalize acting in a similar manner. The ends did not justify the means. PERSRON 2 POST ABOUT CASE STUDY: A. Title of the case: Sneaking The Dog In B. Facts regarding the case: I have always considered myself to be an open and honest person. Although I never considered withholding information to be the same as lying or sneaking. I recently have had to make an ethical decision for my family. It’s not until now that I realized that sneaking behind my husbands back about getting a dog might actualy be considered unethical . Most cultures value marriage as sacred where the idea of keeping information from a spouse is seen as unethical. I have been married for 13 years. We have certainly had our ups and downs but our relationship has been built on a strong foundation of friendship and partnership that has been able to keep us together through it all. We trust each other and both agree to be honest and open with one another. A year after our daughter was born our friends started having their second child. My husband had a hard time with the idea of adding another baby to our family. I was under the impression that we would have 2 at least maybe even 3 kids and having more children became a source of anxiety and pressure on our marriage. It turned out he felt like the timing just wasnt right and when our daughter was a little over 3 we had our son. He firmly said soon after that there would be no more kids. I took my son as a gift and never brought up growing our family again. There have been times in our marriage when we have disagreements. Certainly no different from the stories my friends tell me of their own. Some fights we would have would leave me wondering “why did I even tell him”. Issues such as the kids fighting or struggling in school would only cause him to become angry and then blame me. We would then end up in a power struggle of blame and shame. I quickly learned that most issues I can handle on my own should not be shared with him because it’s often not helpful. I am now 41 and our children are now 8 and 11 years old and I have decided that a puppy will complete our family. Of course I love my children and I am so thankful for them but I am full of sadness and regret that I never tried to talk to my husband about having a third child. I let him make that choice for our family without really feeling considered or heard. I also consider the many times where our arguments could have been avoided if I simply chose to keep information from him. Therefore the ethical problem I faced is not how to get my husband to agree to getting a dog. Instead I have made the choice not to involve him in the decision and proceed with getting her without him knowing. One could say that it is unethical to keep secrets in a marriage. Sometimes I convince myself that it’s not really a secret because I have told him that after the holidays I plan to look into getting a dog. What he does not know is that I have chosen the breed and I have been on two waiting lists since April. C. A one-sentence statement of the ethical problem: I am getting a dog without telling my husband. D. Possible alternative responses and/or solutions to the ethical problem that were available to you : An alternative response would have been to tell my husband that I want to get a dog that I researched the type of dog and that I gave a deposit to two breeders and that I am getting on the waiting list. I could have explained that I don’t feel like our family is complete and all of the reasons why a dog will fulfill that desire. I could have explained that we both had dogs growing up and that our kids should be blessed with the same. Reasons for not telling him include the risk that he would say no as well as my desire to avoid a fight. I know him enough to predict that he will stress over the finances the stress of the care and disagree with the breed that I chose. He always had Dobermans where I am planning to get a small cavapoo. I also have decided that I know he will love the dog and he will be happy once we have her. Ethically that probably is not my place to assume how he will react. He should be able to have a say in adding a new member into the family. E. Give your recommended alternative and the reasons for choosing it. I have chosen to get a dog and not to discuss my plans with my husband. I will continue to keep the details from him and one day he will come home to a puppy. My reasons include knowing how much he loves animals and I know he will love her. I also assume she will love him the most in the end. For some reason telling myself this makes me feel better about not telling him all the details. I am also sneaking behind his back because I know that I am avoiding a fight over it. Finally I am not telling him because it is really what I want for myself and my children. Frankly I dont care if he thinks he doesnt want a dog. ii. Analyze each alternative response and/or solution giving the advantages/disadvantages; pros/cons of each An alternative solution this would mean that I would have had to have an uncomfortable conversation with my husband about why I think a dog is a good idea for our family. My assumption is that this would have evolved into an argument regarding the cost of the dog and the stress of caring for the dog on him. He would have argued with me about the breed I have chosen. Knowing that I am a people pleaser who does not like conflict he would have made it into such a big deal that I would have given up on what I really wanted and not get the dog. A disadvantage to this decision would be that similar to not having more children once again my needs will not be met. The advantage to this approach would be that I would be honest and fully clear about wanting a dog. The advantage of keeping the details from my husband allows for my children and I to enjoy the puppy planning and picking process without the stress of him being unhappy about it or refusing to allow it to happen. By not involving him we can get the dog we want without a fight. It is hard to know if I am making the right choice as this is a current issue I am experiencing and the outcome is unknown. Possibly by the end of this course we will have our puppy and I can let everyone know the outcome and if in fact I would have chosen differently.

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