Ken Melrose: Making the Grass Greener on Your Side Francesca Maria Fernandez Florida International University Abstract Faced with a major financial burden in the 1980's that threatened the success and overall survival of the organization, the Toro company, was becoming more and more accustomed to lawsuits due to inherent hazards associated with using their machinery. In 1983, Kendrick B. Melrose took over as CEO and was able to overcome his company's financial plummet by turning to empathy for an answer. He developed an approach called “Alternate Dispute Resolution” to deal with the accidents or serious injuries associated to their products. The new approach suggested that the company would now show empathy by personally talking to the customers affected by their products to understand what happened, instead of going straight to the legal process. Ken Melrose believed that if there was a situation where someone was ready for a fight and you looked them in the eye and genuinely said, “I am very sorry this happened,” it almost instantly takes the animosity out of the equation.
In his New York Times article, “Air Travelers’ Woes Likely to Worsen This Year,” Jeff Bailey talks about Unites States’ Airline companies deciding to reduce growth to offset fuel prices. Every time people fly somewhere, they get very disturbed and anxious because of the gigantic crowds in the airports. They always think they will miss the flight due to not dropping off their baggage on time, or miss the connecting flight, because they have to go through extra security and the lines are enormous. It would seem just right for companies to grow, increase the number of flights to lower the crowding in all the airports. However, major airline companies are actually doing the complete opposite, and are reducing domestic capacity this year, in order to increase fare prices.
The documentary provide short glimpses of the hearing in congress and snap shots of legislation passed which paved the way for advertisers to fully exploit children. The audience will be shocked with despair and anger as the highly paid lawyers who represents media and advertising and the President himself are displayed enemies of the children and cave in under the pressure of corporations who’s sole purpose is to exploit and increase profits. “Since deregulation kids spending has grown from $4.2 billion in 1982 to $40 billion in 2010 “ Just when the audience may think they have heard it all, its gets worse. Advertisers are using characters like Scooby Doo and product placements to push their products. They are using the emotional attachments kids have with characters to sell products like cereals.
The economic growth has put too much stress on the nature. There are many types of environmental damage, and Mckibben examines climate change in the chapter. He points out that climate change is not some future specter and it’s already emerging as the biggest problem the world faces. He also insists that the richer people get, the dirtier the air is, and this is indeed one of the environmental destruction that he described in the chapter. Another destruction that he talks about is the global warming.
Despite the fact that Ford did publicly apologize to Dale, this issue still has a negative reflect on Ford's reputation due to the fact that Dale is a public and national reporter and Ford stated this accusation during an interview for a widespread column. Racial slurs and insults have also been noted to be said by the mayor. "According to police documents, the mayor took a taxi to a bar and hurled racist epithets at the driver along the way, calling him 'Paki', mocking him with fake-language sounds, and throwing business cards at him" ("Rob Ford Documents: 10 Shocking Allegations”). These blunt comments have made many individuals lose respect for the Toronto mayor, for he is supposed to be set as an example for his city and its residents.
What will happen when its gone? There are many ways in which gas is wasted, but there is one reason that stands out. People actually want NASCAR, and all other forms of auto racing to be banned. They have a good point but it can be reasonably argued. Now, if you asked your typical NASCAR fan if NASCAR is wasting gas, they might reply with something like “I don’t care, as long as I can have my beer and go Dale Earnhardt!” But ask someone
The recession is all over the news, and how it is changing how American’s think, act, and spend today. In a recent article in USA Today, the effect of the recent recession and strained economy is reaching everyone, and reshaping lives. The weak economy is restructuring what people have grown accustomed to in past decades. The dismal economy is having a profound effect on life in the United States; from delaying marriages and divorce to reducing car and home ownership, and private school enrollment (Recession reshapes life in USA, 2011). The recent downturn in the economy is wreaking havoc on the American standard of living and forcing more cutbacks into an already frugal lifestyle.
Stop Texting & Driving Purpose: To persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones while driving a vehicle because it is irresponsible and extremely dangerous. Specific Purpose: Using a cell phone while driving is not only dangerous to you, but others on the road and is one of the top reasons today for car accidents. Attention Grabber: How many people here have texted while driving? I am like most people where I have texted while driving, but after I got into an accident a couple years back because I was distracted by texting, I rethought the level of importance of texting while driving. (show picture of my car) this is the result of what happened to me when I was texting on my way home from work a couple weeks ago.
As our country experiences difficult economic times, extreme measures will be needed to bring us out of the current recession. We continue to move downward financial spiral resulting in job cuts, high unemployment, foreclosures, and a stress on bank loans. A change of administrations would allow our new president to create a plan thats revives the ailing economy. A cure for our failing economy can be seen in the recently passed stimulus bill. Our understanding of the recovery package requires that we define the plan, know why is needed, and look at criticisms of the bill.
Cossett Quiros ENC1101 8:25/9:40 Argumentative Essay Should America Restrict Immigration? America must restrict immigration to protect its environment, economy, and educational systems. The recent immigrant-fed population boom has caused overcrowding in cities, which in turn has resulted in increased pollution, power shortages, and a deteriorating quality of education. Moreover, the flood of cheap immigrant labor makes it more difficult for American workers to find jobs, and immigrants' failure to acculturate creates ethnic conflict. Immigration is increasingly seen in terms of threats.