621 Discussion

Please read the case and answer the following questions.Case ProblemJanine Schemes to Avoid being Laid OffTo what extent do you think Janine is exploiting the company’s interest in having a culturally diverse workforce?What do you think of the ethics of Janine coming to work using a walker although she can walk without the help of a walker or with one or two canes?If you were an executive at the company in which Janine works, how would her status as a walker- user influence you to retain her as an employee?
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Janine, a rniddle-aged rvouran. rvorks for a commercial
printer rlanufacturer as a quality assllrance engineer.
She has received average performance ratings on her
last f-er,v perfbmrance evaluations. Six months ago. she
r,vas diagnosed as having the early stages of spinal stenosis. The condition is a narror.ving of the space around
the spinal cord that puts pressure on the spinal canal and
nerve roots. The condition is painful, but most days Janine can rvalk lvell, altliough she sometimes Llses oue or
two caues to be nrore rnobile.
Although printed nraterial is still a major part of the
ecouomy, including books. llewspapers, uragazines, and
the packaging of goods, the indLrstry is in decline. Many
cor.r.rmercial printing cornpanies have folded or consolidated. One factor is that the electronic delivery of docurnents has drastically shrLrnk the need for printed stationary and envelopes. Janine is becoming fearful that she
could become part of a company dorvnsizing. With her
preserlt physical condition, she rvould find it particularly
painful for her and her family to go through the process
of relocating geographically for a nerv position.
Janine then develops a plan for minimizing the chances
that she miglit be part of a company dou,nsizing. She has
heard and observed that the colnpany is making an ef-
\alkel that she firrds lrelpful rvhen her spinal
is the most painful. She norv begins to use the
two days a r,veek on the job. As Janine explained
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Case Questions
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Endnotes
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for tlre Global Talent War,” Business 2.0, August 2005, p. 56.
8. Carol Hynrowitz, “The New Diversity,” The l4tall Street
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