You are a job coach at the local community center. Your work involves providing vocational training and practical job seeking skills to clients that have had a hard time seeking work. This afternoon, one of your clients comes in to tell you that he just accepted a job! As Todd begins to tell you about his new position, he pulls out a small wrapped gift that he purchased to thank you for all of your help.
Initial Post: Should you accept Todd’s gift? Be sure to address the following:
What ethical dilemmas does the gift exchange present?
Would your acceptance violate any ethical standards? If so which ones?
What are some of the risks or consequences that could result from your acceptance of the gift?
If you decline the gift, what are your reasons?
Are there any risks that might result from declining his gifts?
Does accepting a gift from the client depend on the age of the client?
Does the cost of the gift matter?