Now that our good Turmarion has mixed a selection of tasty adult beverages for your pleasure, a social ethics situation for you to ponder as you relax, lean back, and sip:
From Wick Allison’s D Magazine comes the latest chapter in the life of Dena Schlosser, a Plano, Texas woman who in recent history has
- cut the arms off her 11-month-old daughter in 2004
- plead guilty by reason of insanity
- been discharged back into the community
- no record of criminal conviction
- currently, a different surname
- been subsequently hired by a local Wal*Mart
- been subsequently fired by that same local Wal*Mart when it was brought to their attention who their employee was
What do you think of this situation?
Had Dena Schlosser’s – or anyone else’s – personal history not been brought to the attention of Wal*Mart – or any other public institution you might frequent – she, unbeknownst to you, would still be working there, and the others, unbeknownst to you, are working there or elsewhere still.
In this same conceptual vein – an employee with no conviction record and registering nothing on a background check – what, if any, personal employee history in what circumstances which you may currently be ignorant of might make you uncomfortable with your ignorance and make you wish
a) that you were aware of it, or/and
b) that you would not be able to find yourself in a position to encounter such a person?
H. M. Stuart