Ethics Paper

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Ethics Paper

Anthony Paul Torres
OBHR-330

October 19th, 2012

On October 8th, “The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron” was watched. This movie was aired by CBS in January 2003 after the Enron Corporation went bankrupt on December 2nd of 2001. Enron was an American energy and services company established in Houston, Texas. Hence, this film narrates the rise and fall of this corporation.
But, what is so important about Enron or watching this movie? Before Enron went bankrupt, it had approximately 20,000 employees and was one of the world’s leading natural gas, electricity, and communication companies exceeding $100 billion in revenues. With the fall of Enron, many companies and businesses were affected becoming a popular
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Also, it is very important to notice that the main themes that this movie illustrates are dreams being fulfilled, success in the workplace, and making money.

Considered Stakeholders
In this segment, cause and effects of greed for money and power will be discusses while analyzing parts of the movie.
After Brian experienced working at Enron Corporation, he was highly influenced by the high standards of living of his co-workers and supervisors. He was smothered by the expensive cars, over-the-top expense accounts and sexy female employees. This created an over-confident Brian who defined success as making big money and buying expensive cars.
Job satisfaction takes a very important role in this part. Colquitt, Lepine and Wesson define Job satisfaction as a “pleasurable emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job experiences”. Pay, benefits and incentives make a difference in Brian’s life that kept him motivated to work in this company. Even though coworker and supervision satisfaction don’t play a role in Brian’s workplace, he realized that for him pay and promotion satisfaction are more important.
Like this, his fiancée, Courtney, who takes a very important role, is introduced. Courtney was a very humble person who seems to have been brought up in a modest home in the country. During the movie it is shown that Courtney noticed the change in Brian’s personality when he revealed his change by buying a brand new

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