Based on THIS article. Who is unethical?
1. A new trend has begun to appear regarding hourly employees. According to a study by John P. Robinson of the University of Maryland, people overestimate the number of hours they typically work each week by 5 to 10 percent. This is primarily because people don’t want to appear as lazy and would like to be seen as doing a good job.
2. The issue here is that employees are misleading their employers as far as their time on the job is concerned. Lying is unethical in the first place, but when you’re actually getting more money as a result, it’s even worse. If workers are getting paid not to do anything then there is literally no motivation for them to do any work at all. Both the employer and employee are to blame in this situation. The employee should obviously be more honest about their work, and the employer should do more motivate employees and keep them focused on the task at hand.
3. These employees must feel the consequences of their actions. If I was an employer of hourly workers, I would make sure to have plenty of deadlines to make sure my employees are consistently doing their work. I would probably implement some type of performance evaluation as well. If my employees aren’t doing the job to the best of their abilities, there are plenty of other candidates that are more than willing to fill that position. In my opinion, honesty is key to a successful workplace.