UBER’S MORAL PROBLEM 5 Running head: UBER’S MORAL PROBLEM 1 Name: Institution:

UBER’S MORAL PROBLEM 5
Running head: UBER’S MORAL PROBLEM 1
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Ethical Egoism
What the company does is that it uses applications to receive ride requests and then sends out these requests to the driver who transports them to their final destination. This extremely useful asset comes with many challenges at hand. The biggest of the mall is driver safety. There has been much harassment of drivers related to the company (Reid, 2020).
Ethical Egoism is selfish and believes in enriching oneself over others. Ethical Egoism is about self and zeroes regard for others. Since ethical Egoism is about self-satisfaction, then by taking care of self-interest, one is doing a moral thing based on the theory.
A guilty conscience is when one feels like they have not done the right thing. In the context of Egoism, guilt is not taking care of self-interest. Based on psychological Egoism, one should not do the impossible, such as altruism.
From my case scenario standpoint, I think Uber has an ethical egoism problem, and it shows not to care and believes in enriching oneself over others. It is always about self and zeroes regard for others; in many case scenarios, the client from Florida allegedly attacked the Uber driver on January 1, 2016. The whole action was videotaped by bystanders, which went viral on social media(Glöss, McGregor,  Brown, 2016, May). Although the local authorities intervened and placed the doctor on administrative leave, the Uber Company management has taken no meaningful measures. Based on this theory, uber was taking care of self-interest on their side; hence they were on the right side.
 
 
 
However, Uber has brought up very good reforms to don’t feel very selfish to the public (Reid, 2020). They have decided to use the corporate compliance policy o things like how they classify workers, such as how they call them independent contractors. Uber has plans to classify them as employees where the drivers would have different employment protection benefits(Glöss, McGregor,  Brown, 2016, May).
I am afraid I have to disagree with this approach to judging ethical problems, and here is the reason. Even though morality is not universal in the manifestation of its practices, we must understand that many of its foundations rest on social consciousness. We are social beings, and we need each other as a species to survive. The interest of subsistence is one of the fundamental motors of group life. In this respect, ethical selfishness contradicts this interest, which is practically natural in character.
The individual’s interest is in the interest of the species and vice versa. If at all times I act only for my good, sooner or later, I will begin to draw borders that go beyond what is allowed. A true moral judgment rests on the contextual idea of ​​the individual within the species (Glöss, McGregor,  Brown, 2016, May).
It is not natural for an individual to live alone, to try by all means to solve their problems without the support of anyone; Nor is it natural that you intend to act exclusively for your good at all times. This contradicts their social nature. Morality is universal as a practice in its diversity of manifestations and addresses the need to think of oneself and others as a regulatory factor that promotes the possibility of harmonious and more just life.
 
 
 
 
Social Group Relativism
In a case scenario, Uber’s management was infamous for its careless hiring practices and subsequent unethical behavior from its staff. As previously discussed, the company’s management hired independent contractors and brand advocates to recruit drivers to Uber. It was done by giving drivers different credit cards to form a competitor’s account. Management dubbed the agenda/plan Supplying Long-Term Operations Growth (Robinson, Smyth, Woodman, and Donzella, 2021).
From my perspective, I think Uber used the concept of utilitarianism. This is because The principle of utilitarianism is that “the end justifies the means,” whereas deontology is based on the idea that “the end does not justify the means.” At the same time, utilitarianism is a teleological moral theory. Utilitarianism uses distinct methods to determine if we do it right or bad. We should look at our maxims, or intentions, of the particular activity.
As much as it is being said, I think uber is trying as much as possible to impact different communities that view will serve to increase stakeholder management. They aim to improve in “improving relationships protectively” (Robinson, Smyth, Woodman, and Donzella, 2021).
I agree with this approach to judging ethical problems, and here is the reason. It places a strong focus on neutrality. When making a choice, one should analyze everything from a ‘God’s eye’ perspective and treat everyone equally (Jiang, Chen, Mislove, amp and Wilson, 2018, April). Utilitarianism is an unbiased moral theory because of its emphasis on neutrality, which means it regards everyone’s status and interests to be equal. Act Utilitarianism is pragmatic and focuses on the outcomes of a decision.
Reference
Robinson, J., Smyth, J., Woodman, R., & Donzella, V. (2021). Ethical considerations and moral implications of autonomous vehicles and unavoidable collisions. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 1-18.
Reid, E. (2020). Book review: mean girl: Ayn Rand and the culture of greed by Lisa Duggan. LSE Review of Books, 1-3.
Glöss, M., McGregor, M., & Brown, B. (2016, May). Designing for labor: Uber and the on-demand mobile workforce. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI conference on human
factors in computing systems (pp. 1632-1643).
Jiang, S., Chen, L., Mislove, A., & Wilson, C. (2018, April). On ride-sharing competition and accessibility: Evidence from Uber, Lyft, and taxi. In Proceedings of the 2018 World Wide Web Conference (pp. 863-872).