Chick-fil-a was the only job I could find when the time came for me to work to fund the majority of my college expenses. I wasn’t exactly thrilled to be working at a fast food establishment but the positive and cheerful environment that was fostered there made it fun. The customers always welcomed it and reciprocated it with equal enthusiasm. I saw the positive results of a customer-centered business. This model could be applied in my future career in medicine to ensure that patients feel heard and appreciated while employees feel happy to go to work.
1.) Why did you choose this particular profession, career, company, etc.? I chose Chick fil a for the Code of ethics because chick fil a is a popular fast food restaurant that serves the best quality, and customer service against the big top competitors that have been in the industry for a longer period of time. I do not work for Chick fil a so I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the company since i frequently dine there. 2.)
“‘If they’ve got a pulse… we’ll take an application’” (Schlosser 162). Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal by Eric Schlosser and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair convey corporations treating the public inhumanely. The books discuss how the companies will fix their prices, the lengths they will go to avoid unionization within their establishments, highlight how their employees are struggling to survive on their low wages, and provide a look into the risks of working for these corporations.
Fast food nation spilled many incriminating facts about America’s fast food culture. American’s spend 110 billion annually on fast food and one out of every eight Americans is employed by McDonalds’ at some point in their lifetime. Schlosser quickly letting his thesis be known he next takes attacks from every angle. For instance Schlosser takes jabs at religion and employment when he says “the golden arches are more recognizable than the Christian cross” and “McDonald’s closed a successful franchise in Quebec just to keep the workers from unionizing.” Although McDonald’s is one of the biggest businesses Schlosser clearly tells that the business does not have the best interest for its customers or employees.
Frankenstein: Who is at fault? Frankenstein is a book about love, loss, and the affect it can have. A series of cause and affect events happen throughout this book involving Victor and his creation. The question to be answered is who is to blame for the tragedies. Although both characters have wrong-doings, Victor is more to blame for the outcome of the story.
Conduct research about a biblical figure such as Moses, David, Paul, Joseph, Esther, or Nehemiah to learn about how the biblical leader exemplified servant leadership and see how the principles of servant leadership transcend time and place. Think about the contemporary leader you are researching for the Topic 4 assignment, and discuss the similarities you see between the biblical servant leader and the contemporary servant leader. Provide specific examples to illustrate the similarities you have identified and include discussion about what you think makes the principles of servant leadership applicable regardless of time or place. For this assignment I have chosen to complete further research on Moses and
Bias of Fast Food Chains “Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” (Schlosser). Many people favors several popular Fast food restaurants in a way that impacts others’ opinions about that specific restaurant. The bias of many media outlets mainly affects people negatively since the unawareness of credible information shapes peoples’ knowledge and opinion of fast food.
Who loves fast food? Who eats it because it is convenient and is a fulfillment to your personal cravings? I know I am guilty for it and I am sure I am not the only one either. Your mind might change after reading Fast Food Nation:
For decades, the fast food industry has occupied a monstrous portion of American society’s diet; weaving its thread of convenience into the tapestry of American culture, creating patterns that resemble a cheap and substandard tradition. America is so accustomed to this routine that society has become oblivious to fast food’s effects on the development of our culture. While the industry has transformed this nation, it has also deliberately changed the cultures of other nations as well by plaguing them with America fast food franchises. This is widely known “Americanizing”, which is placed American fast food restaurants around other countries in hopes to transition their culture to resemble America’s. Although fast food restaurants possess a beneficial convenience and rapid delivery of food, Americanizing countries outside the US has dramatically impacted various cultures and granted them to achieve America’s level of corruption.
My activity will be focused on American food culture for the eighth grade class at my practicum site. The eighth graders I have found are the most curious and attentive of the classes I regularly visit at my practicum site. This grade also has taken english for at least five years therefore they are able to better hold a discussion between me and their peers. I decided to choose a topic that students will find interesting and give them useful and relatable knowledge of American culture. There are many discussions that can stem from the topic of food as well such as regional stereotypes, cultural differences, regional customs, and even health.