Hochschild does not provide solutions for improving the situation or minimizing negative effects of emotional labor. Mandating specific emotional professionalism in addition to physical labor requires sufficient mental labor that exceeds that previously required, making the modern style of labor much more demanding than that of the past. Moreover, this could result in a feeling of disconnect within workers between what they feel and the feelings they gather and portray when they are on duty. Overtime, the constant need of being emotionally ‘on’ may dull the worker’s personal emotions, leading to a strewed sense of self. However, it is arguable that as service industry occupations increase and takeover manual labor, the need for emotional labor will only
In the last paragraph, he touches on how the assembly line provided him with real-world perspective – this could inspire other students into going outside their comfort zones or perhaps taking a closer look at the world around them. However, the challenges he might experience with this goal might arise from the very trait he’s trying to warn against, indifference. Many people simply do not care, and while they understand that blue-collar work is hard, they do not need to understand it any further, nor do they believe that such an experience will bring them anything “useful” in the long run. This mentality could be traced to the stigma of blue-collar work in general, but whatever the reason, if the essay inspires only one person, that’s better than no one at
The author Andrew Curry thinks that workers today are unfulfilled because they would rather work a job they do not like and earn more money than work a job that they are passionate about and earn less. He also talks about how people seem to work more than relax in today's age like when he says “instead of working less, our hours have stayed steady or risen.” (Curry, Kirszner and Mandell 399) the evidence that he uses to connect his view is the amount of people who complain about their jobs. Nowadays everyone knows a person that constantly complains about his or her job but they still work that same job because of the financial gain. Many people today hate the job they work but that same job is the reason they have a car, house etc.
Humor causes the audience to be more drawn to her narrative. Additionally, Ehrenreich establishes pathos by describing the inhumane working conditions in which many Americans must endure in order to survive. Employees are fearful of losing their jobs if they do not meet the certain demands of managers who unfairly exert control on them. This all can result the audience to feel empathic towards not only Ehrenreich, but others who are forced to work under these conditions. Ehrenreich’s narrative proves to be compelling and successfully is able to get the audience to recognize the hard work of low income individuals.
She uses her appeals to ethos, logos and pathos to convey the relatable experiences that low waged workers have run across while working in similar positions. These struggles that she has seen as a low waged worker run in line with the struggles that she has seen among her coworkers. Ehrenreich developed her focus on the struggles of low wage workers by her use of comparisons, antanagoge, and parenthesis. Through these different rhetorical devices, Ehrenreich revealed the work environment and the various living situations of low waged workers. She revealed true struggles that come along with little salary through her own life or the lives of her coworkers.
Societal changes that created greater opportunities for women in education also had an impact on the workplace. From a modest role early in the 20th century that essentially limited women to teaching, domestic work, and retail, further changes after World War II expanded job horizons for women in fields traditionally reserved for men. World War II was a principal reason for this change, as the nation’s war needs created a shortage of available working men, which made opportunities for women to assume factory jobs and other work typically done by men. While women often were not able to retain those jobs after the war ended, the experience created a precedent that women were capable of doing the same work as men. It also made many women recognize
The respect for people who are in blue- collar jobs are extremely low. Mike Rose who wrote the article, “Blue-Collar Brilliance" wrote about his own personal experience. Ross writes about his family members who had blue collar jobs and how people treated them. People who are in white collared jobs have claimed that technology does not make people who are in the blue collar jobs use their intelligence and has to rely on this tool that they are using. Rose argued differently, it is who is operating the tools rather than the tool operating the person.
Providing the example of Steve Jobs, the creator of Apple, she says the people who work under Jobs break their backs at factories, yet he never credits the workers’ efforts to his overall success. Tokumitsu points out that the DWYL mantra is narcissistic for those who are overpaid for less labor, while those tricked into believing they love their job are less valued for the overall
The progressive era was a historical movement in time where extensive social activism and political reform were taking place all across America. If would be inadequate to say that one class of women, either the working class or the middle class, were affected more or less than the other by this era.
Working is one of the many tasks that most adults have to endure. As for Phil, work was not just a task, but was a life commitment that took valuable time away. Ellen Goodman describes her stance of this issue in the piece, “The Company Man,” by employing repetition of important phrases and by showcasing the irony of Paul’s life. This conveys a sense of sympathy for Paul and his family and disapproval of his actions, who let his work consume his life, leading to his death. To begin, the use of repetition allowed Ellen Goodman to show her critical attitude and pity towards Phil.
Canadian women earned 87 cents to every dollar made by men in 2015, according to Statistics Canada in a statement released on International Women’s Day. This statement was released to show how today’s wage gap has improved compared to the 77 cents women made to every man’s dollar in 1981 (CBC News). It’s meant to represent an improvement and is supposed to be a good thing, yet it is not. Why? Because this statistic should not even exist in the first place. Women have been discriminated against for centuries and have always been underpaid for doing the exact same jobs men do. Why is there a gap then you may ask. Well, it is due to the basic fact that women are not men, thus do not need to be treated equally to their male counterparts. Enough
Among scholars, the different facets of job satisfaction included feelings toward a job, pay, benefits, supervision, coworkers, the work itself, organizational environment, and work conditions as stated by Biggs & Swaile; Fichter & Cipolla (as cited by Appiah, 2016). Aziri (as cited by Appiah, 2016) stated that employees were usually more productive, more stable, and had a better