Up In The Air Essay

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The film “Up in the Air” starring George Clooney as the main character. Due to his job at Career Transitions Corporation which travelled about the United States for firing people, we can see that termination is a challenging task. For now, we will discuss on how Malaysian and non-Malaysian view the ethical issues or dilemmas in the move differently and would Malaysian and non-Malaysian solve the ethical issues or dilemmas differently. Surprisingly, due to our research, we found that Malaysian and non-Malaysian companies view the dilemmas in the movie as unethical. Both of them found that there are many ways of terminating employees other that what is shown in the movie. Termination can be even more complicated when organizations have remote …show more content…
The ethical issue in the movie is we can see that the employer of some companies do not have the courage to tell their employee that they were fired. They prefer to ask a representative to the jobs rather than doing it by themselves. For Malaysian companies, usually the bosses or the upper level of management will be responsible to inform the employee that they are no longer needed. It is unethical in Malaysia to ask a person to represent you for firing the employee. It will bring down the image of the …show more content…
There is no notice given before the termination session. Notice of termination is a official written document, In Malaysia, in order for a company to fire an employee, the company need to give early notice. They need to give notice of termination of service as stipulated in the employment contract. In the absence of such provision in the employment contract, the employer must give notice as specified under Employment Act 1955 as follows; 4 weeks’ notice if the employee has been employed for less than 2 years; 6 weeks’ notice if the employee has been employed for 2 years but less than 5 years; or 8 weeks’ notice if the employee has been employed for more than 5

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