🇺🇸 Reflections on Ethics

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The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.  ~ Albert Schweitzer

How to Achieve Happiness and Meaning in Life

Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology, identifies five endeavors crucial to human flourishing – positive emotion, engagement, good relationships, meaning and purpose in life, and accomplishment.
These elements, which we choose for their own sake in our efforts to flourish, are the foundation of human well-being.
headerSubjective well-being is the scientific term for happiness and life satisfaction – thinking and feeling that your life is going well, not badly. The science of well-being suggests that as well as experiencing good feelings, people need to undertake activities which are meaningful, engaging, and which make them feel competent and autonomous.
Research in Positive Psychology suggests that happiness and meaning are, in fact, essential elements of well-being. Happiness and meaning are strongly correlated with each other, and often feed off each other.
The more meaning we find in life, the happier we typically feel, and the happier we feel, the more we feel encouraged to pursue even greater meaning and purpose. One way to think about well-being is through the formula:
Happiness + Meaning = Well-being.

Why Do We Use Ethics?

We use ethics in our daily lives to improve the quality of our relationships. High quality close relationships contribute to mental and physical well-being. They fulfill our psychological need for intimacy and belongingness.
How we deal with others is based on what we value in relationships.
What we value in relationships should be the motivation for our actions. Ideally, we should strive to turn those values into virtues, or positive traits of character, by applying them to those relationships and, over time, building a strong character.
The ancient Greeks thought of virtue as a trait or quality that is deemed morally good. The Greek term arete, in its basic sense, means excellence of any kind. The term may also mean moral virtue. The presence of moral virtues, then, can direct a person’s behavior to achieve moral excellence and, according to the ancient Greeks, a state ofeudaimonia, the Greek word for happiness or welfare.
However, the Greeks thought of happiness in broader terms linking it to moral excellence and the end state of “human flourishing.” Human flourishing is characterized by a life worth living, the good life, and a state of well-being.

Article Posted June 21, 2018 by Steven Mintz from: 

Examples of How and We We Should be Ethical

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from: Small, Matthew (IC) <matthew.small@canada.ca>
to: “terr.kinnn2@gmail.com” <terr.kinnn2@gmail.com>
date: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:40 PM
subject: Complaint Ref. # 749596

Mr. Kinden, Further to our phone call yesterday, I am writing you to request new information or documentation in support of your allegations against Pascal Gagnon of Ginsberg, Gingras & Associates Inc.

To summarize our call yesterday, I advised that, based on the information I had available to me at the time, it did not appear that I would be able to “reopen” your prior complaint.  Our conversation ended abruptly shortly after that without me being able to explain what I meant, and without us having discussed your concerns in more detail.  What I was unable to explain at the time, is that we require new information/evidence concerning a trustee’s conduct/administration in order to “reopen” a complaint to which the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) has previously responded.

Please take into consideration that the OSB can only operate within the scope of its regulatory mandate, which is to say that we do not advocate for any party in a bankruptcy proceeding.   Please also note that Ginsberg, Gingras & Associates Inc. do have a right to refuse reappointment to the administration of a bankruptcy estate once an application for bankruptcy discharge has been heard by the Court.  If you are looking for someone to advocate on your behalf you may want to seek independent legal advice or alternatively legal aid.

What I understand of your concerns/allegations so far is that (1) Ginsberg, Gingras & Associates Inc. refuses to work with you, (2) no other trustees is willing to work with you, (3) you cannot afford a lawyer, and (4) the Court in Gatineau is unable to help you.  Please confirm if this is accurate and please provide any additional information and evidence in support of your complaint against Ginsberg, Gingras & Associates Inc.  As noted previously, as the regulator we cannot advocate for you and we have no authority to facilitate your application for discharge from bankruptcy.

If you are unable to provide a response to my request with the requested information by April 26, 2018 I will close your complaint based on the information provided.

Thank you, Matthew Small

Senior Bankruptcy Analyst, Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Government of Canada
matthew.small@canada.ca / Tel: 416-270-2028 / TTY: 1-866-694-8389

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“There are few experiences in life as painful and brutal as the failure of a small business. For a small business conceived and nurtured by its owner is like a living, breathing child. Its loss is no less traumatic than losing a loved one.” 
― William Manchee

“To whom it may concern”

On Feb 11, 2011 I retained the services of Pascal Gagnon,Ginsberg Gingras regarding a matter of personal Bankruptcy, after filing I was totally ignored by Mr Gagnon, every phone call, email and voice message and even mail I sent, he or his office in Hull did’t respond.

When the matter went before the courts he did not advise me of the out come and again did not answer to my concerns.
I have had attempts on my life, harassed by Police and put on the street not being able to obtain employment, all other local trustee’s I contacted in the Ottawa/Gatineau region refused to assist, I filed a complaint with the Superintendent of Bankruptcy regarding his lack of ethical professionalism with respect to his dislike for myself which was also ignored.

I sent numerous emails, made phone calls and message after message, after 5 years he finally answered a partial of that email and his exact words is included below.
I relocated back to my home province (Newfoundland) on April 8, 2018 due fear for my safety & health after the local Police in Gatineau forcibly removed me from my home and put me in a holding cell for a charge that did not occur on Feb 20, 2018 losing more than half of my belonging never to return there again. A friend bailed me out.
After returning home I contacted a trustee here in St John’s Newfoundland who gave me the information that he should have given me, “the file was adjourned”.

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The last time I contacted him regarding the Bankruptcy was Oct 5, 2016, there was no attachments with his response which follows:

Mr Gagnon’s words taken as is from his last email (10/5/16)

“Hello Mr Kinden,
First, let me tell you that both your tone and your threath are not acceptable.
Second, please note that this will be the last email that I will adress to you. I will not answer to any further email or correspondance from you. You will find attached a copy of the OSB answer to your complaint. As stated in that letter you are free to contact another trustee’s office or your legal councel in order to apply to court for your discharge. Regards, Pascal Gagnon”

I will not deny my tone after 5 years of being ignored, during this time (year 1) I was enrolled in A Trucking program in Montreal

The dollar amount or loss I’ve endured is to far reaching than I could ever estimate, I cannot find a Bankruptcy Trustee that will take on the case to finish or clear up his mess, as I am on social assistance and financially cannot pay the required fees and kindness cannot be found with in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency process.

I would like assistance with the issues of such serious nature of the grief Mr Gagnon has created in my life now living in fear for more than 7 years.

I am finally going to share a short version of my story from 2001 to 2018. The short version is 1 1/2 hours long which is the shortest I could make it, talking kinda fast which didn’t help shorten it so as to be understood. I apologize now all the hums and awes, as I did it once without editing, in da raw. Why? because it’s time, so if you can stand to listen to me for an hour and a half then click play

Article posted April 20, 2018 by Terry Kinden

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🇺🇸 Integrity in the Workplace

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“I regret not getting a formal education, but what did I learn from that? Don’t be afraid to hire somebody smarter than yourself.” – Todd Christopher, Founder of Vogue International

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

Integrity is an essential ingredient in being an ethical person. Personal integrity is an innate moral conviction to stand against things that are not virtuous or morally right. To have integrity is to do what you think is right regardless of the consequences attached with your decisions. Persons with high integrity are usually described as trustworthy, reliable, and accountable for one’s actions. In Aristotelian ethics, “There is at least one virtue recognized by tradition which cannot be specified except with reference to the wholeness of human life – the virtue of integrity or constancy.”

featuredIntegrity is one of the fundamental values employers seek in the employees that they hire. Integrity is the foundation of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles at work. Honesty is an essential part of integrity. It means to tell the truth as you know it and don’t hold back even when your words and actions my harm another.

Just imagine your boss says there has been a theft of petty cash funds and asks if you know who did it? You are aware of the act but aren’t certain of the guilty party so you answer by saying: You haven’t heard who might have stolen money from petty cash. Is this an honest response? You did not tell a lie (by commission) because you do not know the culprit’s identity. However, you haven’t been completely truthful because you did not disclose that you know of the act. This is a lie by omission.

Integrity in the workplace is a building block of ethical behavior. Employees can’t be trusted when they don’t tell the entire truth. Consider the following example. A co-worker confides in you that she made a mistake in budgeting sales revenue for the upcoming year. The mistake led to hiring ten additional employees to speed up production. She asks for your advice. Will you tell her to disclose the error right away or wait and see if the actual sales level is less than budgeted?

Let’s assume you told the co-worker to wait and see what happens; she can always admit the mistake down the line. Why cause a problem where no problem exists? It turns out the budget was wrong. Your friend is asked by her boss about it. She’s unsure what to say so confides that she went to you, a more experienced employee, for advice and was told to wait and see. Now you’re part of a cover-up. Your reputation for honesty and trustworthiness is at stake.

The following are essential elements for managers to foster integrity in the workplace:

  • Define integrity in your workplace and in relationships with stakeholders.
  • Create a culture of openness and transparency.
  • Establish a set of ethical standards that promote honesty and full disclosure.
  • Lead by example: Model integrity by “walking the talk” and demonstrating integrity at every turn.
  • Take appropriate action against workers who violate the integrity standard.
  • Reward employees who have demonstrated integrity in their decisions and behaviors.

Confidentiality is a prime example of integrity in the workplace. It is also critical from a legal perspective. Employers have an obligation to keep certain information private. Violation of privacy standards could lead to employment action. Confidentiality instills trust and encourages sincere consideration of the privacy of others.

Integrity can be summed up in the expression: Say what you mean and mean what you say. Like so many aspects of being an ethical person, it can be easier said than done.

Blog posted by Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage, on December 28, 2016. Dr. Mintz is Professor

Emeritus from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He also blogs at: http://www.ethicssage.com.

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