Author Archives: Fatima Pichardo

Harper’s Case Study

The most demotivating part of Harper’s job is feeling like your work and efforts aren’t being recognized as well as feeling helpless and like you’re not getting the help you need in order to finish your tasks on time and stay organized. To fix this I would suggest for David to work on his communication skills, even if he also has a lot on his plate. as the one in charge of overseeing the team, its his job to make sure everyone feels like they’re being heard, understood, and appreciated. He should request for another person to be hired so Harper and the rest of the team don’t feel overworked and stressed out. If the company loses Harper, that’s more workload for the rest of the team causing them to become more overworked and potentially losing more employees. However, hiring someone else is also going to take more time and money for training etc. Also, given the fact that Harper has been working in that position for a few years, its going to take awhile for the new hire to learn everything and they might not be as good which can slow down the whole team.

The Founder

The biggest difference between the brothers and Ray was that the brothers didn’t want to expand their business, they wanted to concentrate in one location that way they could make sure to produce good, consistent food and service. On the other hand, Ray wanted the opposite. he saw the potential the business had and how big it could grow, so he wanted to expand and have more locations and more innovative products. The brothers did the right thing by selling because it wasn’t worth it, if they didn’t let it go the dispute was just going to keep going. I do think they got the short end of the stick with the deal given how they never got any royalties. The franchisees would make money from the business and Ray would make money from controlling the restaurants real state and collecting rent from the franchisees. The film didn’t change my perception of McDonald’s, however It was very interesting to watch since I had no idea that was how the biggest fast food chain in the world originated.

Amazon Social Responsibility and Ethics

As soon as I read what we had to do for this week’s assignment, the first company that came to mind was Amazon. Any time I need to buy anything, from clothes, to beauty products, furniture etc., I always find myself immediately opening the amazon app on my phone.

Amazon’s one of the biggest and fastest growing companies in the world, but with this also comes a lot of controversy. The company’s policies regarding environmental sustainability, supply chain transparency and employee rights amongst other things have always been a topic of discussion. For today’s assignment I would like to focus on their steps toward sustainability and employee relations.

Amazon is known for their easy and accessible service as well as their fast shipping. But faster shipping means a more stressful work environment and a much larger carbon footprint. To try and fix this, they have implemented new initiatives like entering The Climate Pledge which urges companies to achieve a net-zero carbon emission by 2040. They also hired over 200 scientists and product designers to help reduce their carbon imprint As well as contributing $100 million to other initiatives to mitigate climate change. However, in the last few years the company’ s total carbon footprint has greatly increased. This increase in not compatible with their goals of being zero carbon by 2040. It gives the impression of them doing as little as possible and trying to buy time focusing on promises for 2040 when they could have already been a leader in sustainable delivery give all the years they’ve been operating

Now, although the company’s Employee Hiring and training programs actively seek out candidates in ethnically diverse population, as well as providing reimbursement for up to 95% of tuition and fees for employees seeking to expand their skills, the way they treat their warehouse employees and drivers is questionable. its pretty well known by now how horrible the working conditions are, from working long shifts, being in your feet all day with a scanner that tracks everything you do (and don’t do), not being able to take breaks between tasks, timing all your tasks etc. meanwhile only being paid minimum wage. the physical and mental strain is unbearable. There’s no point in trying to be a diverse company when your employees are being subject to such cruel mistreatment.

Having looked at all this information, I feel like in order to become a more socially responsible and sustainable business, the company must focus on reducing their carbon footprint as soon as possible, instead of just making empty promises for a decade from now. the time to act is now, not later. they should treat their employees like humans, not robots, allow them to become unionized, and pay them a livable wage.

Fatima Pichardo

Hello, my name is Fatima and I'm a business administration major. I attended my first semester at BMCC back in 2019 and then took a break when the pandemic started and came back this semester. I like going out to eat with friends but also just staying home on my days off!. I look forward to working with you all!. Here’s my BMCC email: