Individual’s attitude definitely makes or breaks how they feel about their jobs. In addition, the workers’ attitudes and need result from their reason for working. Most of the employees in Gig work simply because they want to remain busy or they knew what they like, enjoyed or had the addition qualifications for those jobs. However, Ehrenreich worked the minimum wage jobs because she needed to support herself, keep food on the table and a roof over her head. Although all of the different workers dealt with the same situations, they each varied slightly. The different needs for employment definitely impacted each worker’s attitude. Each of the employees in Gig loved their jobs and learned how to deal with the less-than-perfect aspects of each.
In the book Callings by Dave Isay, he presents stories about people doing what they love and overcoming struggle. Like Ayodeji Ogunniyi, Darlene Lewis, and Dekalb Walcott, whose story, inspire and motivates others to keep trying and never give up. If they really want to do something they 're passionate about, they should never let anything stop them. How many of you will do what it takes to accomplish your goals? Through their work, they learn perseverance, successfulness, and keeping the legacy alive.
In the article titled “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why,” published by Harvard Business Review on July 20, 2012, Kyle Weins claims as a business owner of two companies largely reliant on writing that good writers are more intelligent, are better at doing things completely unrelated to writing, and pay more attention to detail. Wein’s overall goal of the article is to show the connection between employees with good grammar and good work ethic. Wein’s is backing up his zero tolerance approach to bad grammar by showing these correlations. Potential employees may have prompted him to write the article because they felt his grammar test was unfair. He wants to describe how he is using the test to eliminate unqualified employees. As a busy businessman the article is a way of addressing all the people that do not agree with his approach at the same time.
Scrolling through social media, one would see a lot of posts from accounts called RelatableGifs2016, or SchoolMemes101. From the names of the accounts one can make an educated guess about they might post. Relatable pictures. When something is familiar it becomes more understandable, and people tend to empathize more with something if they can have a connection with it. In his essay, Mike Rose focuses on three personal references to allow his reader to understand the purpose of his work “Blue Collar Brilliance”.
In Tony Mirabelli’s writing, “Learning to Serve”, Mirabelli completes an ethnographic study of the service industry. Mirabelli writes on a topic he is quite familiar with, being a waiter. Mirabelli discusses the complexity of being a waiter, although most of these complexities are unknown to people outside of the discourse community. Mirabelli uses his ethnographic study to undermine criticism towards waiters. The main critique Mirabelli rebuts in his writing is that being a waiter does not require skill. Mirabelli uses examples from his own experiences, as well as his research to show that this claim is not true. Through his writing, he displays the communication skills and knowledge it takes to be a waiter. Mirabelli is also able to portray
In 2009, by publishing "The Case for Working with Your Hands", Matthew B.Crawford highlighted essential and importance of an undervalued job: handwork. Workers confront many challenges lying ahead that outsiders may not see, but only its undeniable benefits.
In the beginning, I started working when I was 17 years old. I worked at a retail store in Bloomfield, New Jersey after school and on the weekend. I began working at an early age because I want to stand on my own feet and I do not want to rely on my family. In the essay “Working at Wendy’s,” Joey Franklin states, “I only applied here because I knew I would get hired, says Sara the first night I work with her.” This situation related to my experience when I am hunting the job. In that time, I do not care what my job is as long as I realized that I need to help my family to pay my tuition fees and to other expenses. However, on the first day of my job I am not sure how to associate with another employee and to communicate to the customer because I am
Overall, organizations and their managers are understandably concerned about motivation. Motivated employees are pleased, valuable, trustworthy and dedicated, and that 's what companies want. Although motivating employees can be a challenge, a number of theories about motivation at work can be used as a basis for creating practices, procedures and processes to affect employee
In “Learning to Serve: The Language and Literacy of Food Service Workers”, Tony Mirabelli presents the genre of communication used by waiters and waitresses as one which requires more skill than is usually assumed. Through the use of internet sources such as “hate mail” directed at websites, Mirabelli shows us that people who think the job of a food service worker is easy are quite common. He shows us the assumptions people tend to make through many examples such as economists who suggest that food service workers lack education needed to be considered “knowledge workers” and do mindless, routine tasks that anyone can do. Through examples of food service workers, including himself, Mirabelli contends that waiters, though in some cases uneducated,
The author sets up a picture of himself as a student and a factory worker. The story shows us about what happens when a student decides to take a part-time job in the summer while continuing his education. Andrew Braaksma makes some great points in his article. The three main points in the article are to express the importance of education. We need to appreciate the value of being employed. The lack of people not being taught about working hard and the neglect of our education. These points are the driving force of the article. It shows us about learning life 's lessons and appreciating the value of employment when you have it. The author 's primary focus in “Some Lessons from The Assembly Line” is to bring out the situation he went through during his time at work and helping us appreciate education. In his award-winning article, “Some Lessons from The Assembly Line”, Andrew Braaksma tells you how important going to college is, getting a good job, and working hard.
Although some people may argue that because blue-collar work requires less intelligence based on the requirement of less schooling, however, if the real depth of blue-collar work is analyzed, one may realize that blue-collar work involves more understanding than recognized. In Mike Rose's short story, Blue-Collar Brilliance, published in The American Scholar, Rose discusses the skills that blue collar workers obtain merely by performing the tasks at work. The story begins with Rose's memories as a child, of his mother working at a restaurant. He immediately recognized the physical, social, and cognitive skills she learned from working her job as a waitress at a restaurant. Later in the story, he describes his experience of shadowing his uncle
James Paul Gee makes a persuasive argument to educate students, as a facet of literacy, the skill of tailoring their identities, as a valuable tool to prepare them to compete for employment in the “New Capitalism” marketplace (Gee, “New Literacy” 412). He describes this new work environment as a fast pace, short term, project orientated model, where successful employees tailor their professional personas, to make themselves attractive to new project opportunities. Further, he references a study to demonstrate how teenagers from Upper Middle class families seem to be assimilating these key skills from parents who are doctors, lawyers, and other highly paid professionals.
For my interview, I spoke with an employee of the Carmike Cinema in Vestavia. He asked that I use a pseudonym when referring to him in this assignment, so I will refer to him as Jared. He began working at the theater in June and had recently completed the training program over the last two weeks. A typical shift for Jared involves working at one of three stations: concessions, box office, and floor. In concessions he is responsible for taking and filling customer orders, making popcorn, and stocking supplies. In the box office he sells tickets and checks ID to enforce age restrictions. On the floor he may direct customers to the right theater, clean theaters after the movie ends, and keeps the bathrooms in good order.
In the restaurant context, a restaurant is like a stage for service staffs to perform their service to the customers (Schechner, 1988). Therefore, this is important to service staffs to know as emotional labor how to service customers with the right knowledge of display appropriate facial and bodily movement. The service staffs are expected to create a good impression to the customers by control their bodies, personalities and emotions purposely which means the things that they are doing may not be what they feel or a genuine (Hochschild, 1983). According to Karla Erickson in “Bodies at work: Performing service in American restaurants”, she has discussed how workers use their bodies in their work to serve customers and create positive experience
Every human has four endowments self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom. The power to choose, to respond, to change.The ability to be independent is something that not everyone possesses. You need to be independent in order to survive in the world. Learning to support yourself is fundamental for any success you ever hope to achieve.