Essay about My personal ethics development and ground rules

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“Ethics, The basic principles and values that govern interactions among individuals. Sound personal ethics are typically those that positively impact the experience of others when used to govern an individual's social or business related behavior, and at the very least, such ethics should not have a negative impact on others (Internet from 13-Sep-2014)”.
As for my ethical charter I accept responsibility in everything I do and take full responsibility for my actions. I am very trustworthy and always have been I have never stole in my life from any one nor place. I have a good heart and I always have been fair with everyone. I value life and other people. “Values to me are the rules by which we make decisions about right and wrong, should and shouldn't, good and bad. They also tell us which are more or less important, which is useful when we have to trade off meeting one value over another.
My morals have a greater social element to values and tend to have a very broad acceptance. Morals are far more about good and bad than other values. Thus I judge others more strongly on morals than values. A person can be described as immoral, yet there is no word for them not following values.
I can have professional ethics, but I seldom hear about professional morals. Ethics tend to be codified into a formal system or set of rules which are explicitly adopted by a group of people. Thus, you have medical ethics. Ethics are thus internally defined and adopted, whilst morals tend to be externally imposed on other people (Internet from 20-Aug-2010)”. “If you accuse someone of being unethical, it is equivalent of calling them unprofessional and may well be taken as a significant insult and perceived more personally than if you called them immoral (Internet from 06-Jul-2009)”.
As for ethical systems they vary. There are medical, business personal and religious. “While some individuals might see ethics as a fairly cut-and-dry field, others recognize that different people have various perceptions of what ethics are (Internet from 13-Jan-2012)”. One reason why ethics are so varied is that they stem from a number of different areas of life. Understanding the rationale behind certain ethics may help people to better understand each other in general. My father and mother raised me to be good and to have good ethical values and principles. My father was in the military and my mother worked for the military and I myself was in the military. I guess I have a military outlook on the way I see things in life and what is around me. Strict and straight forward on everything.
“When it comes to ethics in the work place Integrity stretches to all aspects of an employee's job. An employee with integrity fosters trusting relationships with clients, coworkers and supervisors. Coworkers value the employee's ability to give honest feedback. Clients trust the employee's advice. Supervisors rely on the employee's high moral standards, trusting him not to steal from the company or create problems (Internet from 06-Jul-2014)”. “A strong sense of responsibility affects how an employee works and the amount of work she does. When the employee feels personally responsible for her job performance, she shows up on time, puts in her best effort and completes projects to the best of her ability. An Emphasis on Quality. Some employees do only the bare minimum, just enough to keep their job intact. Employees with a strong work ethic care about the quality of their work. They do their best to produce great work, not merely churn out what is needed. The employee's commitment to quality improves the company's overall quality. Discipline, It takes a certain level of commitment to finish your tasks every day. An employee with good discipline stays focused on his goals and is determined to complete his assignments. These employees show a high level of dedication to the company, always ensuring they do their part. A Sense of Teamwork, Most employees have to work together to meet a…