Moral Issue


The columnist signed an employment contract with this newspaper chain and worked there for several months before breaking her contract and pursing an employment with another newspaper chain. Is this is a case of right versus wrong and did she behave ethically?
According to Carlos Rogers one becomes a person, by self-affirmation rather than self-evaluation or self-criticism. We must first satisfy our needs and desire and should not be concerned with the standard behavior of society (Ruggiero, 2012). The columnist made her decision based on the teaching of Carlos Rogers and she has to satisfy her need and what’s best for her life.  
Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, what I feel is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong (Ruggiero, 2012). The columnist choose to follow the Jean-Jacques Rousseau philosophy as well by doing what you feel is right for you. We can say that the columnist is ambitious and driven who saw an opportunity to make more money and followed her feeling. Is she ethically wrong? In my opinion no, because Moral relativism states that it is common today to believe that decisions about right and wrong are on personal beliefs. The columnist is the only person who knows whether she made the right or wrong decision by breaking her contract. The employer believed that they were wronged by this columnist who used them to gain a better job and high compensation with another company. The employer did not break their end of deal, and they could also use the Moral relativism (Ruggiero, 2012) motto as well and do what’s best for them. For instance, the employer did not find another columnist who was willing to do the same work as the current columnist for a lower compensation and break their end of the contract. The columnist would not be delighted if the employer acted in their best interest and replace her with a lower paying columnist to do her job.
I think both Augustine and Aquinas would applaud her for following her virtue and doing what is...