Samson And Smisek Ethics

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The activities that David Samson and Jeff Smisek involved themselves with were clearly unethical. However, from a utilitarian approach to ethics the immoral actions completed by Smisek and Samson were ethical. Utilitarianism is a principal of creating a decision that produces the greatest benefit over the harms. The deal harmed the workers and the fliers. The customers and fliers were not satisfied under the leadership of United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek. The customers were not satisfied because the Chairman’s flight was deemed more important to Smisek than the fliers. Also, there was continuing problems such as airplane timing and technical issues (Clampet). Also, the workers were not pleased with Smisek’s ability to operate and control United…show more content…
Smisek was offered lower fees and funding. In return, Samson was given his personal flight. It involved plenty of stakeholders, who were positively or negatively affected throughout the process. From a utilitarian approach, the benefits outweighed the cost. Everyone that was part of the deal were somewhat positively affected by the deal. The fliers from Manhattan were going to receive a Path line that made their traveling easier. Smisek was able to benefit the shareholders by cutting costs and was able to benefit United, as a whole. The union workers were not affected by the deal because their feelings for Smisek had nothing to deal with the flight created for Samson. Lastly, Samson received his flight to South Carolina. From a utilitarian approach, the benefits outweighed the costs. From a detoelgoical approach, it was unethical because both individuals had a duty to perform their tasks accordingly with the law. There were obvious benefits from the deal, but their actions were immoral and did not oblige to the rules. All in all, the deal created was beneficial to many parties. However, it was illegal and led to their departure from their

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