Asgmnt Wk 2 Essays
1. What do you think are some of the factors in the modern workplace that contribute to a theft of time? How can those factors be managed?
The development of newer technologies within the workplace has transformed work arrangements and habits. There are many examples of theft of time including sleeping on the job, taking a longer lunch, and even taking care of personal responsibilities during work hours. “Time theft costs employers more than $400 billion per year in lost productivity” (Donskey). One of the biggest factors in theft of time is the internet. Employees have easy access to the internet, from work issued computers to the use of smart …show more content…
An example of a whistleblower is Edward Snowden. One of the most recent and well-known whistleblower cases, in June 2013 he leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) into the mainstream media. The U.S. department of Justice even charged him with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property-punishable by up to 30 years in prison (Herszenhorn). Snowden is currently residing in Europe seeking asylum in various European countries.
3. "Retaliation" has become one of the most often cited reasons for employees filing charges with the EEOC against their employers. Please define "retaliation" in the legal, employment sense - and explain when it is illegal. What can an employee do when they feel