Case Study: Student Gets a Better Job Offer
A top-notch applicant applies for two jobs. Company A extends an offer to the student first and tells the student that he has 24 hours to accept or the offer is no longer extended. The student has not heard from Company B. In order not to lose the job offer, the student feels compelled to accept the offer of Company A. Two days after he has accepted A's offer, Company B extends a better offer. The student has the potential to move faster and go further if he joins Company B. He reneges on Company A. The career services office learns of this after the student had reneged upon the job offer.
Does this create any ethical dilemmas for the employers, career services professional, or the student?
Questions to consider:
- What relevant facts are known?
- Identify the NACE Principles in question.
- Discuss practical alternatives that are consistent with NACE Principles.
- Decision (outcome).