Patsy Barnett, PHIL1213 Ethics
Pseudonyms are used in this interview.
1. Name of professional Unknown 2. Where employed, type of industry & job title Manufacturing, Recovery Operator
3. Why did you choose this person to interview? In my opinion this person fits the definition of “professional”.
4. Educational background High School Diploma
5. Years of experience in profession 26 Years in current position 6
6. Professional organization memberships or unions. Is membership optional or required? It is optional to have a membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
7. Certification/licenses required for profession or workplace (Spell out then give abbreviations) No certifications/ licenses are required for this workplace.
8. Desirable but not required certifications/licenses To advance you have to be certified on manufacturing equipment to where no supervision is needed. You also have to be allowed to make adjustments to product and equipment to meet costumer quality. 9. Define a “professional” in your particular area of work. What does it mean to be a “professional”? A professional in this type of work have to make quality product and meet costumer satisfaction. 10. Is there a written code of ethics for this profession or place of employment? Are they useful to employees or too vague? (Obtain copy if possible) Yes, there is a written code of ethics and they are useful to employees to an extent. 11. Do you believe a professional code of ethics helps individuals in their performance at work? If yes, how; if not, why not Yes, because it gives you a guideline to go by and keeps you informed on what the expectations are.
12. Do your personal ethics differ from your professional code of ethics?
If yes, how? No
13. Did your education prepare you to deal with ethical dilemmas on the job?
If yes, how? No
14. Did you have a mentor to help you solve ethical dilemmas on the job? Was this person officially assigned to you as a mentor? No, a mentor was not assigned but colleagues that were more experienced helped train me. 15. What is considered professional dress in your profession and why: We are required to wear long sleeve shirts, jeans, steal toe boots, ear plugs, safety hats, and safety glasses. The reason for this is because safety is are #1 priority.
16. Name the two most common ethical dilemmas you’ve encountered in your work The two most ethical dilemmas on the job would be people cutting corners and not doing paperwork right.
17. How did you resolve the dilemmas? I have resolved these dilemmas by reviewing procedures to make sure they were done correctly.
18. What advice would you give a young professional concerning how to deal with ethical/professional dilemmas? My advice would be to not jump to conclusions. Ask before you come to a decision.
19. What advice would you give a young professional entering this profession in general? My advice would be to always approach things with an open mind.