What would you do? Ethical question (see details)
I used to work in a restaurant waiting tables. A girl applied for a job one afternoon as a cashier.
I waited tables nearby as my boss (a very business-like woman) interviewed her.
The girl seemed very nice and polite. She was answering questions and ( I felt) doing very well in the interview.
Then my boss asked her a standard question. She asked why she wanted to work for the restaurant chain. Her response was to roll up her right sleeve. Hidden from view she had a walnut-sized tumor.
Her eyes began to mist as she explained that she desperately needed health insurance.
My boss finished the interview and sent her off.
I casually asked if we would be training a new cashier and my boss snapped out “Never! She just wanted to use the company.”
What would you have done? Do you agree with my former boss?
I suppose I would not be good in business because I think I would have hired her.
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