Balancing family and work life Crystal SOC 402 Eboni Hill June 25, 2012 Balancing family and work life Over the past few decades, the things have changed when it comes to work life and family life. Years ago men were the providers while women stayed home to tend to the children and the household. Due to the recent recession as well as the divorce rate, a lot of women now have to take on the role as provider, plus find the time to take care of the household. Not only is it women, but men as well. This day and age, balancing family and work life an affect a person’s work environment.
That is we should always act in ways that fully respect a person.” (Burnor, Raley 160) By him leaving a note and not taking the time to discuss anything with his significant other, shows the lack of respect he has for her. Based on the agreement that these two had, he is not obligated to stay in the relationship. However, he does have an obligation to this unborn child and should not ignore his obligations of being a father. “The ethical thing for him to do is to offer financial support for the child, be there for the woman as a support system, and help raise their child together. Treat the woman and the child as an end, and not just as a means.” (Burnor, Raley 161) Works Cited Burnor, Richard, and Yvonne Raley.
Being an Ordinary Person by the Skin of Your Teeth All people have to overcome problems in their lives. Some people obsess over their problems and are unable to move on and achieve happiness. Then there are the people who are able to go on and live better more rewarding lives. Ordinary People and The Skin of Our Teeth are both great examples of how people are given the chance to start their lives over. People who are able to deal with family issues, learn from past mistakes, keep hope alive, and realize that death is not the answer are able to have a new beginning and essentially have the life they desire.
To begin with, responsibility plays a big role in single mother’s life. They must always be there for their families, especially children. They are the ones who do everything to ensure that the family has everything they need. They also have to pay a lot of attention to their children, especially if it involves going to their son or daughter after school activity or spending some time with them. In addition, they are the ones who provides food and clothes; they pay for the bills, and housing as well, and they also are the ones who clean, cook, and do everything in the house.
Where even a man with nothing can go from rags to riches. The man can go out into the male dominated workforce and continue to provide and remain the dominant role as head of the house to his family. The woman can dream of a more nanny like lifestyle. Always looking her best, assuring that her perfect family and home is kept clean, dressed, fed and maintained properly. While never truly possessing or achieving goals for herself.
What wasn’t normal was that she was sad, very sad. I had never seen my grandmother cry, that I could remember, and even worse I had no idea why she was crying. Now I can’t believe she didn’t cry more. Then she went to the hospital for a long time for various surgeries, and plans on what to do next. My brother and I stayed at my Grandpa’s house most of the time she was up there mostly only going home to sleep and get ready for school the next day, it was weird and confusing but my grandpa was good at getting our minds off of things and keeping our spirits up when he needed to.
At the Valley Tire Company many of his coworkers were in the same situation as he was which made him realize that he was not the only one in poverty. After working for the Valley Tire Company for a couple of weeks, Soto finally understood that he had the worst job possible. He says “This job at Valley Tire Company confirmed that there was something worse than field work, and I was doing it. We were all doing it, from foreman to the newcomers like me, and what I felt was felt by everyone” (375). However, after working hard, Soto was able to rent a room to stay in owned by a couple who were
Single person can further their studies without worrying for family. They can hang around with their friends without asking family permission. On the other hand, those who are married must think about family first. They must ask their family permission first and they can spend vocation with their family. In short, either married or single, both of them have their own specialty.
Finally, Krista demonstrates how she’s a hard worker at home by helping out with the cooking, cleaning, and laundry. If she’s not the one cooking dinner, she’s always lending a hand to help. When it comes to house hold choirs, hers are done without being ask to do them. Another way she helps out at home is with the laundry. With such a busy life style, laundry can pile up.
It has always been that the man mad the money for the family but now the wife has to help to so she may make more than the man may. The wife is always the homemaker that stayed home with the kids and the husband work to bring home the paycheck, to take out the trash, and to do the outside work. Now men and women are equal to do the work, to bring the paycheck home, and to have a career. All couples can benefit from working together to give their family what they need. Even the couples that are not married can benefit from contract.