You have worked as a bank teller for several
months when one of the other tellers who has become a good friend tells you
that her daughter is extremely ill and that she must have an operation to
survive. She then says, “Wouldn’t it be intelligent to take money from a
dormant account at the bank for the operation?” She goes as far as to
explain it would be like a loan and she would pay it all back before anyone
ever notices. Nothing more is ever discussed. Sometime later you ask her about
her daughter and she tells you she is just fine and the operation was a huge
The question now arises, did she take the
What would you do in this situation?
What should you do in this situation? In your opinion, what ethical
principles should be considered in this situation?
Some of the ethical theories you may reference
when analyzing this scenario are:
pleasure for the most people)
Egoism (one’s self)