Scenario one: As a marketing specialist it is in my best interest to act with the strictest sense of professionalism. The smoking of cigarettes is detrimental to people health, but so are many things like lack of exercise, eating junk food, even driving can lead to dire consequences for one's body. The ethics of promoting a product that is so evidently harmful to people may trouble me as a human being. But as a marketing specialist I am not charged with being the ethical guardian of the people. So long as the government of the day has legalized cigarettes, they must have considered the moral implication and seen it fit for the people. My choice would not be different were it another product, the same rationale applies.
Scenario two:I think the advertisement should outline in all truthfulness the nature of the job including the fact that it might be a temporary one. As an employee preparing an advertisement for the company, I should strive to uphold proper ethical standards. If a corporation is associated with a misleading advertisement, its public image will be negatively hampered. While analyzing this scenario, it helps to put oneself in the shoes of the employee to be hired. Being deliberately misled on aspects of the job would not make me happy. So in creating the advertisement I would not leave out any details regarding the job
Scenario three: I think the time allocated for completing the assignment is only an estimate. So long as I prioritize the assignment I was sent to do and complete it first, no ethical conflict ensues. In such a scenario, I am ethically bound to complete the activities prescribed by the company in the time frame provided. If it so happens that I complete all the requirements for the assignment with time to spare, I consider my work quota achieved and can pursue my activities free of any guilt. In this scenario, it is important to note that company has not explicitly stated that one reports on all activities even those not related to work
Scenario Four: The yearly bonus represents appreciation from the company for work already done. Unless otherwise, I am not at fault for choosing to receive remuneration from the company for the work I have done for it. However, if the Bonus were supposed to represent the commitment to stay with the company and continue to work for it, I would decline as it raises grave ethical issues. In the first case, I would choose to wait until the bonuses are awarded and then leave the company as the bonus is my rightful reward recognizing the effort. In the second case, I would decline the bonus for taking it would be deceptive and wrong
Scenario Five:All advertising should be entirely truthful. False advertisements mislead the consumer creating the potential for adverse effects including litigation against the company. Coffee is consumed for its stimulating effect. The stimulating effects of coffee are largely dependent on its caffeine content. That being said, I believe the fact that African coffee contains twice the caffeine makes them highly desirable. It should be highlighted prominently in the advertisement on the true nature of African coffee. Even if the caffeine content of African coffee beans was a negative thing consumers should not be fed deceptive advertisement, they reserve the right to make a choice on what level of caffeine they want in a coffee bean
Scenario six: Aids is a terrible scourge affecting millions of people around the world and leaving many children orphans. All effort should be used to ensure that this scourge is ended to alleviate the suffering that it has brought in the world. Purchasing secret data does not stand up well to ethical scrutiny. But it is important to compare this ethical misdeed with its consequences. In this case, the consequences include the possible discovery of a vaccine that can alleviate AIDS. The unethical action is justified by a need to serve the greater good. In this scenario, I would accept the offer.