TAILIEUCHUNG - Barfield Raiborn Kinney Cost Accounting_12

Các đại lý thu mua và quản lý nhà máy cảm thấy rằng Carter nên mua bàn phím từ nhà cung cấp đối thủ cạnh tranh như là một "không ai có thể đổ lỗi cho chúng tôi thực hành của mình thuê và thậm chí sẽ không có thể thấy rằng chúng ta biết những người thực hành.". | Chapter 1 2 Relevant Costing 549 60. Carter s Computers manufactures computers and all components. The purchasing agent informed the company owner Abraham Carter that another company has offered to supply keyboards for Carter s computers at prices below the variable costs at which Carter can make them. Incredulous Mr. Carter hired an industrial consultant to explain how the supplier could offer the keyboards at less than Carter s variable costs. It seems that the competitor supplier is suspected by the consultant of using many illegal aliens to work in that plant. These people are poverty stricken and will take such work at substandard wages. The purchasing agent and the plant manager feel that Carter should buy the keyboards from the competitor supplier as no one can blame us for his hiring practices and will not even be able to show that we knew of those practices. a. What are the ethical issues involved in this case b. What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying from this competitor supplier c. What do you think Mr. Carter should do and why 61. In 1987EEOC s Equal Opportunity Employment Commission local field office wrote me a letter saying they had reason to believe I didn t have enough women food servers and busers. No woman had complained against me. So the EEOC advertised in the local paper to tell women whose job applications we had rejected or even women who had just thought of applying that they could be entitled to damages. Twenty-seven women became plaintiffs in a lawsuit against me. The EEOC interviewed me for hours to find out what kind of person I was. I told them in Sicily where I came from I learned to respect women. I supplied them with hundreds of pounds of paper. I had to hire someone full time for a year just to respond to EEOC demands. I finally settled. I agreed to pay 150 000 damages and as jobs open up to hire the women on the EEOC s list. Even if they don t know what spaghetti looks like I have to advertise twice a year even if I .

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