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Morals for your story

Morals for your story: 5-2-11

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Written by Shira Richman

Posted on 01 May 2011

This last summer I had an internship for a Petroleum Company. I had two different supervisors, depending on whether I was working in the office or in the oil field for the week. When I was working in the oil field, I heard rumors from "pumpers" that my supervisor had been selling old pipe from the field that belonged to the company as scrap metal and pocketing the cash. I never saw it done, and I didn't know how valid the claims were. However, I learned this semester that an investigation is being done on the specific oil field I worked in focusing on missing equipment. I don't know if this includes the pipe or not. I got to know my field supervisor very well and do not want to cause any unnecessary grief. Am I morally obligated to call the company and let them know the rumors I heard, or if they contact me, should I play dumb or tell them the claims that were made against my supervisor? How do I decide what to do?
--Play Dumb?

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Morals for your story: 4-25-11

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Written by Steven Wooldridge

Posted on 24 April 2011

I am currently in the process of applying for a scholarship. However, when looking over the scholarship application, there is a section asking if I have a Facebook page or not. I know there is a committee that reviews these applications and will most likely browse my Facebook page if I answer yes. My Facebook, while not stooped in feces, is not necessarily "clean," nor is it something I wish to have an outside group look at. I believe I should be allotted privacy, and therefore I want to answer "no," informing them I do not use Facebook. Am I morally required to answer yes on this question, or can I employ a sort of vigilantism, and respond "no" on the grounds that I believe it wrong for them to ask it of me?
--Needs Money for College

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Morals for your Story: 4-18-11

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Written by Shira Richman

Posted on 18 April 2011

Two friends of mine are big sports fans. I am not. They both purchased season passes to their favorite team. However for the first game one of my friends was out of town. So he let me borrow his ticket to go with the friend that was still in town. I did and it was great fun, but what I didn't expect was to win an iPod touch while there. Now technically I won this as the person occupying the seat. I know that neither my friend nor I own an iPod already. So, I'm torn as to whether I tell him I won it or just keep it for myself. Help.
--What's an iPod Between Friends?

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Morals for your story: 4-4-11

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Written by Shira Richman

Posted on 03 April 2011

My roommate snores. As you might guess, this leads to many sleepless nights for me. I know we have lived in the same room for several months now, but it has just gotten to be too much. I even have tried to go to bed earlier to accommodate for the hours of sleep I lose per night. I wish I could say something to her, but she has made comments about how well she has been sleeping, and I would hate to ruin that. Should I confront her and jeopardize our friendship or stick to the earplugs while I sleep?
--Sleepless Roommate

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Morals for your story: 3-21-11

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Written by Shira Richman

Posted on 20 March 2011

I recently got a test back, and I was very happy with my score. While going through the test, though, I noticed some mistakes that the grader had missed. I really do not want grade to be diminished, but at the same time I do not want to be walking away with a score I didn't earn. Should I bring the test to the teacher's attention, and throw myself on his mercy with the possibility of him lowering the test grade? I could, also, just keep my grade and be happy with it. What is the moral thing to do?
--Test Results Aren't Always Clearly Positive or Negative

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