Directions: Read the scenario below and answer the questions that follow.
Scenario: Owen likes his new job at a newspaper company, but he is always running late. No matter how hard he tries, he just can’t seem to make it to work on time. Every week, Owen is five to ten minutes later than the week before. Although his boss, Mr. White, has not made a big fuss over it yet, he wants to correct the problem before it’s too late. Owen stays late every day to make up for his tardiness and tries really hard to do his best.
Monday morning rolls around and as usual, Owen runs into the office late. Before he can get to his desk, Mr. White calls Owen into his office. Sure enough, he reprimands the habitually late worker for his tardiness. He explains that the newspaper business is extremely time sensitive, and when he comes in late, it affects the paper’s ability to meet deadlines. Mr. White then explains that Owen strolling in late is unfair to the other employees who are always on time.
Owen understands, but feels that Mr. White is being a little unfair. After all, it’s only a few minutes, and he always stays late to make up for it. What’s the big deal? Owen starts to get a little angry and wonders if he should sit there and take it or give Mr. White a piece of his mind.