Universities across the country are earning millions of dollars each year from their various athletic programs. Many college athletes face countless hardships because they face a magnitude of restrictions while attending college. Student athletes are risking their personal safety and putting their futures at risk for the benefits of the universities. Nevertheless, the only compensation they are allowed to receive is a scholarship that can only be warranted on a yearly basis. Everyone is reaping the benefits of the college athletic programs while the student athletes are the ones who are risking everything with no reward.
Joining the military was the best self investment that I have ever made. Before I joined the United States Army, I was an average day citizen. I use to work a twelve hour shift, four times per week job. At Walmart Distribution Center. Even though the pay was average, I took pride into every aspect of my job, but at the end of every work day, I would leave feeling unfulfilled and without purpose.
There was almost no pay that came from it, the contracts lasted several years and the apprenticeships had to be paid for. After the contract for the apprenticeship is signed it can be seen as a happier version of slavery combined with the years spend in high school and college. The working conditions of these apprenticeships were terrible. Our modern day society takes it for granted that we have labor laws preventing abuse in most developed countries. Basically there was a big façade for something that was not as positive as it was made out to be.
In the late 1990’s, my uncle held a construction job alongside several undocumented Mexican immigrants in Southern California. For approximately a year, each worker performed the same tasks on the various construction sites for the same hours each week. Eventually, during a conversation with his colleagues, he discovered that those that were undocumented regularly received significantly less pay than he did; worse than just this alone, they were being severely underpaid, sometimes receiving less than minimum wage. Recognizing the unfairness of the issue, he spoke up to his coworkers and friends, explaining that while he understood the immigrants’ need to hold a job, they should never work for less than their worth. Conveniently, just under
We have found our first job almost right away. '' 99 Cents '' store was a good deal at that time, since we didn't have a work authorization. Half a year passed. Endless hours and the terrible pay; I still was sending money home,helping my parents. They've spent all their savings to send me here, I felt bad about it.
Increase In College tuition “Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition” (Vest). In this world their are so many American students that do not have the money for college, so they settle for low paying jobs for example fast food restaurants and Nursery workers. Almost all these jobs are minimum wage these type of jobs do not require and type of special training because it’s just a JOB. There are so many American students that don’t have the opportunity to go to college because of many issues, but the main issue of students not being able
In the case that they can be sponsored by an employer or family member, undocumented immigrants can wait up to a decade or two before their application is even considered. Many Americans are uneducated about the process of legalization which is why they find it easy to say things like “Are you in line?” The truth is, there is no line and undocumented immigrants like Vargas are fighting every single day for a “line” to be
Katie Hill Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 20 March, 2018 Should Athletes Be Paid? College athletes in the United States have been struggling with the fact that their job allows them to work just as many hours a week than a regular job does, but they do not receive any income from it. This conflict amongst athletes has been around since the 1980’s and continues to be of issue to most college athletes today. Supporters say that college athletes are the one’s out their making all the money for all the coaches and universities and it is unfair that the player’s do not receive any of the income; whereas, non-supporters say that college athletes get their stay at the colleges paid for along with many other privileges that normal college students do not receive, therefore, there is no unfairness. Our society today is so focused on a money filled world that that is all these young, adult, college, athletes care about; they can not see past the real privileges they are undertaking by being an athlete.
This made America go round. These men and women worked hard to get what little money they could to survive, they may not of got the trophy you are thinking of but their trophy was that bit of money at the end of every month. There was no free hand outs from the government after you make some lame excuse why you cant participate in the working
I was born into lower socioeconomic class (SES). My parents migrated to the US from Mexico with nothing to build a better economic future. After several years, my mother became a resident and could work legally in the country to provide more for our family. We have faced financial uncertainties throughout my life, but now we have moved to lower middle class, where we have a roof over our heads and a meal to eat every day. I grew up in neighborhoods and had peers in my similar SES class, so I did not realize the extent of different classes in America since my community appeared to have similar resources, struggles, and way of life.