He talks about the ease of hiring unskilled workers, such as teens, and how the “stroking” technique is used in the industry. Having experienced the fast food industry at different stages in my life, as a teen and a young adult, there appears to be some additional factors to consider when discussing the treatment of workers in the industry. Other factors that appear to impact treatment of workers are age and fast food chain type. What Schlosser says is absolutely correct. Fast food industries, among others, use stroking, a form of positive reinforcement, deliberate praise, and recognition, as a way of “handling” employees and getting them to do exactly what they want.
Teenagers of America are obsessed with social networking sites and online gaming. Literally right this second thousands of little kids are becoming obese from little to no physical activity in their daily lives. Parents aren’t helping the matter either, whether it’s because they’re uninformed or they just don’t care about getting their children involved; they aren’t doing their jobs as parents of America. This is not teaching their children to grow up to be incredible leaders of our country. According to source A, “Community Service embodies experiential learning, locating a moral center, community health, because it is about empowerment and making the world a better place…” Yet, each day kids are becoming lazier and lazier because they don’t understand the importance of volunteer work and community service.
In his article “Don't Blame the Eater” David Zinczenko has pointed out that all the fast food industries are the one responsible for making the children's in America fat and unhealthy. Zinczenko believes that the fast food centers aren't providing any kind of warnings about the effects and extra calories that a fast food can cause, instead they are eager to supply their so called “cheap and tasty fast food”. When he was young he had no choice except for eating at fast food centers as his mother was busy earning money to pay the bills because of which he ended up overweight. According to my view, I believe that it isn't the fast food industries who are to be blamed, it is the parents. Eventhough nowadays all the parents have to work long hours to earn their living but still they shouldn't forget their responsibility towards their children.
18-year olds barely have any time and are under gargantuan amounts of stress, forcing them to do community service will hurt their general well being. I agree with my opponent, Community Service is a great thing if done from the heart. But, forcing careless teenagers to work around an issue they do not care about is not going to help the community rather their sloppy and negligent work may do the exact opposite. Community service is supposed to be voluntary and if a person volunteers to do community service that is all fine and well but forcing students to do something that they do not care about nor want to do will not help anyone. Community service should come from the heart, it shouldn't be forced.
Have you ever gone to lunch and looked at the options in front of you, dying of hunger, just to realize there is nothing appetizing for lunch today? Constantly, students are running across the problem of going to lunch to leave nearly just as hungry as when they arrived. Lunches at school are not satisfactory to the student population at the school. Who enjoys going to lunch and being served greasy, unappetizing food served in tiny portions that can’t feed our ever growing hunger as teenagers? The school’s lunches are served in tiny portions, are of very low quality, and are offered with hardly any options to choose between.
Because I had to do all of this by myself, it was very exhausting and frustrating. Inman 2 I also disliked working at Dollar General because of my breaks, or should I say lack thereof, and the dismal pay. I would come to work directly after school and I would work until at least an hour after closing each night without any down time. The only time I got a break was the day when I worked a twelve hour shift; I only got a fifteen minute break. Also, during the lengthy work day, I only got paid for the hours I
Also, there was weak supervision by the student managers and no written rules or strict guidelines. It seemed that most of the employees were enjoying “freebies,” and it had been going on for so long that it was taken for granted. The problem got so far out of hand that customers who had seen others do it felt free to do it whether they knew the workers or not. The employees who witnessed this never challenged anyone because, in her opinion, they did not care and they feared the loss of friendship or being frowned upon by others. Apparently, speaking up was more costly to the employees than the loss of money to CFS for the unpaid food items.
INTRODUCTION The case study, ‘Dilemma at Devil’s Den’, revolves around the dilemma of a student, named Susan from a business school faces at her part-time work place, a campus snack bar. This snack bar was managed by 30 student employees and 6 student managers by a contract with an external company called ‘College Food Services’. This case deals with an issue where the employees of this snack bar were taking free food for themselves and their friends, taking advantage of the fact that there was weak supervision by the student managers and no lack of firmly written rules. Susan, being a person of values felt that this act of the employees was unethical to tolerate any longer. She finds out that, easy access to the unlocked storage room, low wages of the employees, lack of proper training to the student managers etc.
Anh Le Tuan Nguyen English 001A N. Serran October 1, 2012 Summary and Reaction SUMMARY In the essay “Working at MacDonald’s,” the author, Amitai Etzioni, argues that working at fast-food chains such as McDonald's has more disadvantages than advantages for teen-agers for several reasons: weakens school attendance and performance, has no additional skill for teenagers to learn that can be used later in their life, and gives teenagers a wrong attitude about money. Firstly, he states that it is tend to be common for youngsters to have a part time job while going to school as a American tradition. In order to support his statement, he brings out the concept of the newspaper route and the sidewalk lemonade stand. However, he asserts that these jobs is “highly uneducational” because they are “highly routinized.” “Initiative, creativity, or even elementary rearrangements” do not take place in this working environment because these jobs are doing uniformed things every day. Plus, he mentions the work styles of fast-food chains including the environment of workplace, the forms of works, and of course, payment.