Student: Stanley

Farrington Lingerie Company

type of paperEssay (Any Type) SubjectManagement Number of pages1 Format of citationAPA Number of cited resources0 Type of serviceWriting Read the following incident and respond to the questions with a short paragraph each. David Rhine, compensation manager for Farrington Lingerie Company, was generally relaxed and good-natured. Although he was a no-nonsense, competent executive, David was one of the most popular managers in the company. This Friday morning, however, David was not his usual self. As chairperson of the company’s job evaluation committee, he had called a late morning meeting at which several jobs were to be considered for reevaluation. The jobs had already been rated and assigned to pay grade 3. But the office manager, Ben Butler, was upset that one was not rated higher. To press the issue, Ben had taken his case to two executives who were also members of the job evaluation committee. The two executives (production manager, Bill Nelson and general marketing manager, Betty Anderson) then requested that the job ratings be reviewed. Bill and Betty supported Ben’s side of the dispute, and David was not looking forward to the confrontation that was almost certain to occur. The controversial job was that of receptionist. Only one receptionist position existed in the company, and Marianne Sanders held it. Marianne had been with the firm 12 years—longer than any of the committee members. She was extremely efficient, and virtually all the executives in the company, including the president, had noticed and commented on her outstanding work. Bill Nelson and Betty Anderson were particularly pleased with Marianne because of the cordial manner in which she greeted and accommodated Farrington’s customers and vendors, who frequently visited the plant. They felt that Marianne projected a positive image of the company. When the meeting began, David said, “Good morning. I know that you’re busy, so let’s get the show on the road. We have several jobs to evaluate this morning and I suggest we begin...” Before he could finish his sentence, Bill interrupted, “I suggest we start with Marianne.” Betty nodded in agreement. When David regained his composure, he quietly but firmly asserted, “Bill, we are not here today to evaluate Marianne. Her supervisor does that at performance appraisal time. We’re meeting to evaluate jobs based on job content. In order to do this fairly, with regard to other jobs in the company, we must leave personalities out of our evaluation.” David then proceeded to pass out copies of the receptionist job desсrіption to Bill and Betty, who were obviously very irritated. 1. Do you feel that David was justified in insisting that the job, not the person, be evaluated? Why or why not? 2. Do you believe there is a maximum rate of pay for every job in an organization regardless of how well that job is being performed? Why or why not? 3. Assume that Marianne is earnining the maximum of the range for her pay grade. In what ways could she obtain a salary increase?

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Due on: May 02, 2020 00:00

Posted: 12 months ago.

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