Bauer is a hardworking manager of a firm. She identifies herself as giver because she likes to help people. However, her devotion to help others was holding her back from being promoted to a higher position. In his book, Grant highlights that givers are the ones of the top of success and they are also in the bottom of failure. Bauer was a failure giver because she was giving too much without realizing how it hurt her position.
Analytical Paragraph In the article, “It is Expensive to be Poor,” author Barbara Ehrenreich effectively uses causes and effects to prove that poverty is expensive. The causes and effects are effective because they support her article, and they help the reader understand the problem. Some of the examples of causes and effects in the article are how the war on poverty slowed down due to lack of funds, and the war in Vietnam. The article also included examples such as not enough earning from jobs so people were not able to switch to other jobs, and a varying work schedule didn’t allow people to have a second job. The causes and effects showed the reader why the war on poverty was slowed down and the reason behind the occurrence of poverty.
Critical Review The Working Poor: Invisible in America David K. Shipler is a book that could be most accurately described as eye-opening. Shipler opens up the book on his claim that “nobody who works hard should be poor in America.” America is built upon the idea that the harder one works, the better off one will be. Shipler then goes on to explain how the poor, often times, work the hardest jobs and are put into the worse conditions, but still do not grow to become the most successful. Using their lives as examples, Shipler illustrates the struggles the working poor face while attempting to escape poverty. Although he does make his claim and spreads awareness about the working poor, Shipler does not really go into detail or provide solutions
The condition of the working class in the US at the beginning of the 20th century was extremely challenging since workers had to struggle for survival on the daily bases that can be clearly seen from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. However, in the course of time, the situation did not change in principle because the US did not conduct systematic socioeconomic reforms that would eliminate conditions for the exploitation of a large group of people by a few for the benefit of the few, while the large part of the population remains at the risk of economic disaster. At this point, the recent economic recession is the best evidence of the lack of such reforms. This is why just like a hundred years ago, the US still faces the problem of the social injustice with the severe exploitation of employees, whose only source of income is scarce wages, while a few families concentrate in their hands the lion share of the national wealth and have a considerable and determinant impact not only on the US economy but also politics. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair does not just show horrors
While the other girls grumbled that their piece rates had dropped so that it had hardly been worth slaving…” ( Paterson, p. 86) The implication is, Lyddie is not paid by the hour, but also from how much fabric she makes. Other factory girls are not even increasing their pay, in fact their pay is only lowering. In addition to the other girls not even going to budge working because of their low pay, Lyddie has a chance to get the money she needs to reunite with her family. Therefore, if Lyddie were to sign the petition, her pay will only decrease. Lyddie is already making a good amount of money, signing the petition will only slow her down, and even worse, Lyddie could be dismissed leaving her with debt.
The first-hand account Ehrenreich provides as a low-wage workers may not be enough to warrant the audience’s trust in her claims, so she sprinkles in actual studies/statistics to make her claims more convincing. She states “Preamble Center for Public Policy was estimating that the odds against a typical welfare recipient’s landing of a job at such a ‘living wage’ were about 97 to 1” (3). Ehrenreich’s main point is that it is very hard to get by with minimum wage, especially without any help from friends or family. Referencing a reputable source that follows her claims made through her experience makes the narration seem more trustworthy. In addition, Ehrenreich notes “rents…have to be less than 30 percent of one’s income to be considered ‘affordable’” and then cites “Housing analyst Peter Dreier” who reports that the majority of poor renters spend “50 percent of their income on shelter” (170).
They disagree with having difficulties with long hours and other conditions. They justify it by making the working conditions safer and they are working on the low pay still. The legislation that its support is retired and working people with unsafe working conditions, and it oppose most rich people that barely work long hours and still get richer. The purpose of this interest group is to help with work related things like working conditions and long hours and difficulties that they might have in the work place that they don't want or need in the workplace where they are working because they want it to be a safe place. They donated $19,028,544.
These workers aren’t being paid nearly enough as they should be paid for all the hard work that they do. I think they should be given more flexibility in the work area and that their employers should be nicer to them. Like for example how one of the people that Barbara met during her job working as a maid, she was not feeling well the entire time and was still working her hardest without getting any breaks to get better. These workers aren’t even getting paid to at least eat a proper meal or to find good housing to live in. If someone who was raising a child alone, it would be extremely hard and a low paying job that only paid about $6 an hour would not be nearly enough to live off
For example, the improvement of working conditions in America. At the time, working conditions were very poor, and the workers were paid very little. Since there were not any regulations employers were able to over work there employees. Even children were being over worked, but they needed to, otherwise their families could not eat. Both parties focused on the reformation and modernization of
Her premise is that no one can have a decent living while working for minimum wage, and I agree it 's very difficult. But she believed that before she started her experiment, and I don 't think she learned anything new from her ventures in the world of low paying jobs. She only investigated for facts that confirmed what she already believed, and in the end, she continued placing blame on the workers who probably feel imprisoned in a condition they don 't know how to leave. I personally, have worked for a minimum wage job and I can definitely say that it’s hard to live and do what you desire to do. However, living off minimum wage is possible if you have great time management and money management.
I chose the above paragraph, because it really dawns on you the daily cost of living and struggles faced by the working-class people. “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich is an eye opener, as it helps you get a glimpse into the lives of the working-class people and the many hardships endured by them on a daily basis. It is appalling to learn that so many people do not even have access to proper nutrition and healthcare, which I think should be a basic necessity and not a luxury. These people work hard and have absolutely nothing to show for. California is an excellent example of the great divide between the rich and poor, with the middle class almost non-existent.
After thoroughly reading two articles by Surowiecki and Saltsman on if the United States raising minimum wage, the minimum wage should remain the same. To support this statement, Saltsman states that the people who live below the poverty line, in fact, are not poor because of minimum wage; Americans remain poor due to not working at a job. People continue to live in poverty because they lack the skills to even attain a job or look for a job. Even though Surowiecki claims that 46% of today’s families live off of a minimum wage worker, minimum-wage jobs weren’t meant to support families. Minimum-wage jobs were meant for teenagers and woman.
This problem affects not only the health of employees, but also the wellness of customers, and both, should be the most important elements in this kind of business. Finally, workers do not receive a fair compensation for the hard work they do. After having dedicated hours and hours of their time to deliver a good service, many times they only receive a minimum wage salary. Words Cited Gentile, Dan. "Things You Have to Explain to People Who 've Never Worked in Kitchens."