Norma Rae's parents also work at the mill and it takes a great toll on both of them mentally and physically. Now working hard and taking care of her ill parents, Norma Rae is frustrated and disgusted of the treatment all the laborers and the sickness which bestowed on her parents. Norma Rae knows that something has to change otherwise she is putting her health in jeopardy. In the movie Norma Ray, leadership is displayed through “leading by example” and standing up for what is right, no matter the cost. Leadership can be displayed in many ways such decision making, managing, encouraging, etc.
Among other things she is dealing with the deteriorating help of her father after losing her mother two years ago she is facing an even tougher decision of possibly placing her father in a well equipped nursing care facility very soon, against his wishes. On top of everything else when she is at work she runs a well organized tight ship and to ensure that everything is done properly and on accordingly she prepares list, and everyone relies on her and she takes pride in getting the job done without letting anyone down. Because of the daily hassles of her life and some life changes Jennifer health has become affected. Over
Friends give encouragement. Past reveals secrets. Angela Meyer AP English 11 August 6, 2012 Gist Statement Nickel and Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich 1st Chapter She will work at unskilled jobs and see if she can live on it, but she didn’t expect the difficulties. 1st and 2nd Chapters Unexpected difficulties as a waitress are hard physical labor, lack of trust, and the little pay, but high housing costs. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Chapters Hard physical labor continued as she changed jobs and became a maid, and the low pay and high housing continued.
Joanne, however, feels she is not getting her fair share. She has asked the supervisor for more overtime but has been told by the supervisor that, in her opinion, everyone is getting a fair and equal share of the work and that it was felt she would be unable to work overtime because of family responsibilities. Joanne considers this is not the case as there are many occasions when she can work overtime, and feels Helen is against her as Joanne has two small children, one of whom has recently had a medical complaint which has caused her to take time
The new team of managers did not recognise Jillian's special talents and seeing her as a new recruit and a recent graduate they treated her differently and regularly complained about her work results. Jillian became quite depressed but she continued on in her work and tried to accept this change in her life. When the economy took a downturn and despite all her past efforts and achievements, the company chose her for retrenchment. Jillian was devastated. For the first time in her life she found herself without a plan and she found it difficult to accept that even though she was hard working and a high achiever and despite having put a lot of effort and energy in her work, that she would be discarded easily by her new managers.
Mrs Birling specifically is all about her image. She volunteers for a local charity but that is only so she looks good. However when we hear the story from the workers perspectives we see that life is a daily struggle for them as the inspector makes the point of by saying “counting their penny’s in their dingy little back rooms”. This shows us how day to day life is a struggle for most people and by Mr Birling wanting to “strive to lower costs and higher prices” life can become even harder for them. The exception to these views is the younger generation of the Birling’s including Sheila and Eric.
The lack of on site childcare causes many people to miss work with the odd schedules we worked which required many working late into the evening and on weekends. One of my sources stated, “Today many businesses face recruitment and retention issues, asking how to attract and keep the best and brightest. For some, on-site childcare is a valuable employee benefit as well as a sound business decision. It is important for a business to think about its responsibility to understand the family issues faced by its workforce as well as the larger issues.” (“On site child,”) This benefit would be greatly appreciated by the employees who a parents of small children. It’s only logical for our center to implement the on site child care since it is currently in many of the Verizon call centers nationwide.
One of the reasons women are leaving their careers is because of the inflexible scheduling for the working women who are also mothers, making it impossible for some to manage both. The questions I have regarding this is that if the workforce was in some way more flexible for the working mothers, would they still be considered equal among the men? Would men see weakness among a woman if she has to be given a little more slack at work because she has children at home? Or could men see it as unequal and unfair that they do not have the option to minimize their work load for the same title and pay as his female co-worker? The thing is, working women risk losing respect from men if they can’t “do it all”, all the time, without complaining.
Failure to communicate: Everyone is guilty of this, I do it all the time in my marriage so how much more do I do it at the workplace! This is something that constantly needs to be realized as it happens all the time. Communication is perhaps the most important skill needed in life, and the lack of it will in some way inhibit true progress and start to cause a downfall at some point. Failure to listen: Once again a constant
Changes to the pronouns were made and indicated with brackets [ ]. 4. For each piece of text evidence, you need to analyze/explain how the evidence supports your topic sentence. Example: Ehrenreich shows that though she is working very hard as a maid and earning just enough to get by, she is not obtaining the “American Dream.” In fact, the work is so difficult and the people that she works with have done this kind of physical labor for so long, they don’t even associate the “American Dream” with what they do, but instead accept their “hellish condition.” 5. Transition to your next example.