Essay on A Brief Note On Ethnic And Social Responsibility

1576 Words Nov 11th, 2016 7 Pages
The topic that I have selected to discuss is ethnic and social responsibility. The text defines ethics as being the moral standards or principles used to judge the “rightness” or the “wrongness” of a person’s or group’s behavior toward others. I have previously worked in a restaurant where I served the position as a hostess. Being a hostess in a high volume restaurant entails a lot of different tasks. Being ethical can be very difficult at times, especially when you are standing in the middle of a lobby with a bunch of hungry customers staring at you. You can easily feel like you are in a fish bowl. Ethical behavior is about making decisions with regard to what courses of action constitute “right” or appropriate behavior and “wrong” or inappropriate behavior. The text gives a very strong and accurate meaning of ethics. While working as a hostess, you come amongst many different types of customers. On a typical weekend night, you will more than likely deal with two different types of customers. The first customer you will encounter is the one who is upset about the forty-five minute to an hour wait. The second customer you will encounter will understand the forty-five minute to an hour the wait time. The second customer realizes that they made the choice to come into a high-level restaurant, on a weekend night, during dinner time. The second type of customer I described will take their pager and take a seat on one of the lobby benches and patiently wait for a table to…

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