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Cderstrom And Fleming Mad Men Analysis

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Cederstrom and Fleming start this article by setting the scene for the modern work place. They describe it as a place where people go to lose their sprit and dye a slow and painful death. We see this scene played out in TV shows such as “The Office” and “Mad Men”. Cederstrom and Fleming use a character from “Mad Men” to help make one of their points. In the show, Peggy, the new secretary faces the reality of her job. She is told how to dress, how to treat men, and how to respond to invitations. Peggy basically turns herself into an “object” for her job. Cederstrom and Fleming introduce the idea of “the inconvenience of being what you are not”. Peggy has to put on this “work” personality in order to be successful at her job and it isn’t very…show more content…
Humping Hank is at the Wild Horse Adult Resort and Spa (brothel) shopping for a “girlfriend”. Hank doesn’t just want to have sex with someone, he is looking for the GFE: the girlfriend experience. Hank wants someone to come home to, that he can watch tv with, and that he can be connected to. This idea is against everything these ladies are used to in their line of work. Hank doesn’t just use them and leave. He literally treats them like they are his girlfriend. He actually cares for them and wants to know about their lives. These women no longer have a personal life-their work self is their real…show more content…
It presented the tropics in a very interesting way and made me think differently. As I was reading, I could think of jobs that would have this idea of “the inconvenience of being yourself” more than others. I feel like some of the “shit” jobs that we have talked about in class are the jobs where people can actually be their true self because it doesn’t matter what people think of them. It doesn’t always matter if the person cleaning the toilets has a smile on their face. Relevance to Topic I feel that as teachers, we are able to express ourselves a little more than say a waitress. Its expected that we be honest and true with our students in order to build a healthy classroom community. There aren’t definitely days where we have to put on a mask or times when we can’t express out true thoughts or options. But at the same time, we can share our interests with our students and bring out personality into our classrooms with
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