Schlosser took the time to research and give information about every aspect that pertains to fast food. He also gave a voice to the workers with leaves an impact on the reader. Letting employees work in terrible conditions, exposed to dangerous chemicals/gases and not training the employees enough to do the job well is pathetic on the part of these billion dollar companies. Although this book has not changed my eating habits drastically, it has made me a wiser consumer. Because this book is dated, I would love to see Eric Schlosser write another book detailing changes that the fast food industry has made sense the release of this book.
Introduction In today’s business, maximization of profits represents the principal feature of business operations. In order to achieve the highest profits, companies have to manage their human resources effectively. Thus, employee’s motivation has emerged as a critical component, it holds the key to the success of a company. Therefore, human resource managers must motivate their employees to let them perform to their best and achieve the organizational goals. Motivation is the force that pushes us to do things: It is a result of everyone needs being satisfied so that employees have the inspiration and ability to complete the respective task given.
There is always a homeless man who gets in the store to protect himself from the hot weather. He does not buy anything at the store, he just stays there looking at the burgers. However, the manager sometimes gives him food because she feels sorry for the man. I believe is the sympathetic consciousness in ourselves that makes us do good deeds in our
Managing a restaurant business with good marketing is still dream to so many entrepreneur. Unfortunately, the restaurant’s business comes with its equitable share of troubles and it ends up facing numerous challenges. In financial way, restaurants will not be able to get satisfying or instant financial gain after the opening. Organized restaurant bosses can also suffer from monetary problems, especially during economy downturn where they have fewer consumers. In addition, to be successful, an owner need have a good planning to stand out from the crowd, especially restaurants in the town areas with high competition especially with McDonald.
By using conflicting points of view, irony, tying in religious references, and giving anecdotes, Schlosser is able to effectively prove that success is not attainable for all fast-food workers. The various viewpoints that Schlosser presents are essential to his argument as they illustrate the gaps between achievement and failure in the fast food industry. Schlosser notes that, when a restaurant owner takes his crew to a conference meant to teach techniques to the average workers by upper-class business professionals, “The Little Caesars employees…have never seen anything like this before” (105). The
In the article “Don’t Forget to Stiff Your Waiter” by Nachum Sicherman, he argues that tipping is out of date and poses the question of why tipping even came about. Sicherman even points out that tips are usually divided by the waiters and waitresses at the end of the night, which he thinks is extremely irrational. Sicherman explains how tipping should be put to an end in restaurants across the United States and all restaurants should simply raise their prices to avoid any issues that may arise due to tipping. He effectively used assertion within the article to get his points across, but his use of authority wasn’t all that great. Sicherman starts the article by posing
After they win their first game, they go to celebrate at a restaurant where the owner refuses their services because there were African-Americans amongst them (Bruckheimer & Yakin, 2000). The Titans are able of getting along to some capacity, but it becomes increasingly difficult for them because of racial issues. The problem becomes more apparent when Ray
One common thread that keeps surfacing about Steve Jobs is “having vision”. “Leadership is having a vision and being able to articulate that so the people around you can understand it and getting a consensus on a common vision” (entrepreneur.com). Job stated, that the greatest employees are the ones who can manage themselves but requires leadership at the top to be clear about what they want.
In Sinclair’s The Jungle, Jurgis is bought out by a politician while he is involved with some trouble. Jurgis helps democrat Mike Scully by rigging an election, as he offers him a job as manager at the factory. In the restaurant and fast food industry, they also pay big money to politicians in order to keep their businesses running. With proper laws being enforced against the wrongdoing of the industry, the owners of these chains would not have nearly as large of a salary. These people make money off of breaking the law with their unhealthy, and poor quality products and their decision to not properly train or maintain a decent workplace for
Transformational leadership is a charismatic leader or manager who believes he has a clear vision for the future of the organization that will attract success. Besides, he will also motivate employees to adapt to changes in organization and also guide them as well. A transformational leader will try to get employees enthusiastically on board with his or her ideas and continually uses the vision of a brighter future as a key motivation for employees to be more productive and efficient to adapting changes. Lastly, the transactional leader can create a plan for success of organization and tell each employees how their contribution plays an important part of the organization’s success. The next leadership style is democratic leadership.