There are so many companies out there that are not just unethical, but they’re also unethical at many levels. When companies are unethical, they’re doing something wrong. It may be that they have a lot of ethical problems that they don’t have the resources to fix, but instead of trying to fix problems, they just make more problems. For example, many companies are known to not put employees first and act like freelancers.
One of the more common forms of ethical problem is the company that outsources workers so that they can make more money. When these companies are outsourced, they can often be more ruthless to their workers. For example, the recent lawsuit against Amazon has several instances where workers were paid less than minimum wage, and were being abused or mistreated as a result.
Amazon has a policy that they only pay employees once and then they can’t be hired or fired. This policy only applies when a company has a permanent contract. It may be a good policy, but it’s definitely a bad one. When you are working through a company, you are only getting paid once, so your first paycheck should be enough for the first month. However, once that month comes around, you are then being paid a weekly amount until your next paycheck is due.
Amazon is one of the least ethical companies I have ever worked at. The CEO at one time had to issue a new contract after a series of very embarrassing incidents took place. There are also problems with their compensation plan, as they make their employees work for them and arent allowed to pay them any of their own salary. This is the other thing that is bad about Amazon, they only pay you once, and then you cant be fired or even fired for being a poor performer.
I know what you’re probably thinking, “but Amazon has a lot of money!”. I’d like to think that is the case, but in reality they have only about $10 billion in revenue. And Amazon has been pretty successful at keeping the lid on costs. The first quarter of 2013 their expenses were $11.4 billion, which is $2.3 billion more than the same quarter last year. In fact, they are spending $1.
year and this quarter, the company expects to increase expenses by another billion dollars. In other words, they have nearly double the amount they took in in the same quarter of last year. This is the kind of accounting you can’t afford to be fazed by. Yes, they are making more money. But they are spending it on things that you can’t afford to be fazed by.
Companies are going to be making more money this quarter, it’s just that they are getting more of it. If you want more money, you pay more for the company, and that is not something you can take lightly.
In their latest quarterly report they showed a whopping $5 billion in revenue for 2012. That is a massive amount, and they still need more. They are just not spending it wisely. They are spending it on things that you can’t afford to spend it on.
I don’t have a problem with companies making more money when they can’t afford to. They are just not taking the right way, and if you are a company that takes on a company when you are just not frugal and you want to start making money, you may be a bit frugal.
Companies that spend their money in this way, while still making money, are not always the most ethical. There are a number of different reasons for why companies that are just not frugal spend their money this way. You may want to start by thinking about the “most ethical” companies in your area.