Is it ethical for managers to give their employees work that is meaningless to the employee? Why or why not? Does it matter if the manager believes the work to be meaningful? Explain your point of view

Is it ethical for managers to give their employees work that is meaningless to the employee? Why or why not? Does it matter if the manager believes the work to be meaningful? Explain your point of view

 

I think that it is ethical for managers to give their employees work that is meaningless to the employee. If the employee is still getting paid, and the manager wants them to do certain things then I believe that is fine. I think that it starts to become unethical when the manager crosses the line of continuously giving one employee something that others could just as easily do, or if they infringed upon the salary of an employee. It does matter if the manager believes the work is meaningful, because then there is a reason for doing the work, and it may not be that “meaningless.” It could be that the employee just doesn’t understand how the work is meaningful.