Ethical Dilemma No 1

A friend of yours got a job as a bartender in the student bar at your university. After a while, you recognize that he is no longer enjoying his job since he feels mistreated by his boss. One night, when you had to settle the bill for three drinks, he discretetely only charged you for one. When you argued that this is not right in your view he just laughed it off and said, "Yeah, it's great, isn't it? They'll never notice and you get a cheap night out. Besides, it's only what this place deserves after the way I've been treated."

  • Confronted by this situation, how would you react? a) Do nothing or
  • b) ask your friend to stop undercharging you? If you take the latter option, what would you do if he refused?

acc. to Crane, Andrew. Matten, Dirk. Business Ethics. New York: Oxford UP, 2007. p. 6, shortened and modified.