Business Ethics Reflection
Less than two years ago I worked as a program assistant at a child development center on a military base. As one might imagine child care can be very challenging and there are many guidelines you must follow for health and safety reasons for children and employees. This is where my ethical dilemma came to light. This particular day I was giving breaks which meant I was constantly in different rooms relieving other caregivers so they could take their breaks. Since I was always doing breaks I was unfamiliar with many children in the building but I did know a couple of them well and also because I knew their parents personally. So on this day I went into a toddler/infant room which had children with ages ranging from six weeks to two years old. It is protocol at these child care facilities to write down all the children’s names you are accountable for and do name to face recognition before you relieve the previous caregiver. When doing this procedure I did notice that one of my friends who worked at another child care center on base had a child in this room named Joshua. About thirty minutes into this break the other lead caregiver laid the children down for nap time. Each child has their own cot with their names written on it for health reasons. I noticed that the cot Joshua was lying on had another kid’s name on it. I pointed this out to the other caregiver in the room and she brushed it off like it was not a big deal. When I was relieved from this room and on my way to another room I let the director who was sitting at the front desk know what I had seen and she said she would check it out. Then the next day...