A family’s farmland with a reputation of this magnitude is extremely negative, because the American farmers expression “of an agrarian-capitalist ideology” (Sweet, par. 3) corresponded with their marketed relations for social and political stability. Ethan would work hard and struggle being so poor; however, his work from the sawmill would “yielded scarcely enough to keep his household through the winter” (Walton, par. 18). Regardless of the hardship, Ethan would cope with what he had inherited, and be humble with he had to work with.
I thought the experiments resulted in average, and intolerable work environments. Working one or two jobs was needed to survive and pay for necessities. From my perspective, it was a useful trial to show readers the hardships people of every culture deal with constantly. My reactions and thoughts about the novel were surprising to read improper word language, the imagery details of her job positions, and the reactions were interesting. My interest was grabbed from the beginning of the book; as Ehrenreich’s reaction on ethnicity was unexpected.
First, he states that the existence of poverty ensures that society’s dirty work will be done. Society in some ways forces the poor to do these jobs because they almost always don’t have the choice, and they make them do these at low wages. This was one of the hard things that the two families were facing. They both had to be satisfied with low wage dirty work jobs to get by. No matter how hard they tried to find better jobs, they just couldn’t push through.
Nowadays governments, NGOs and other organizations try to limit the migration, but it isn’t possible as successfully as it is expected, because the main causes of migration are rooted in the society and it is hard to uproot them. The main migration aims can be divided into two aspects- economic and social aspects. Economic aspect includes mainly problems with money and desire for better job and salary. Migration to achieve better job and salary is only chance for women to gain poverty, because then they can be economically independent from their husbands and families. For men it is easier to get better job whit better salary and better working conditions.
The environments also differed considerably, the squalor of the overcrowded towns with polluted air and workers not getting much sunlight really affected the workers making them unhealthy. On the other hand at Style the rural pleasant setting of style helped the workers to stay fit and healthy. Samuel Greg was a fair employer, who treated his employees well, but he did do this to benefit his self; healthy workers resulted in better harder working employees. Robert Owen being the best employer, who cared immensely his workers. The owners of the mills in the towns such as Manchester and Blackburn were the worst; they didn’t care about the health or the dangers they were putting their workers in only the money involved, not realizing that a healthier happier workforce could have benefited them.
Improving wages, working conditions, and creating labor unions are all big and small changes that can be made to change the negative aspects of sweatshops around the world. Even though this is a steady job for people it is still not the best way for people to make a living. “The children didn’t want to lose their jobs. They had to help support their families” (Timmerman 45). Even though these factories are big reasons as to why families can support themselves in the poor conditions they live in, there are ways to improve upon them without causing jobs to be taken away.
Most people have some experience in life with a bad job. Many factors such as low pay, horrible management, feeling underappreciated, poor hours, dissatisfaction with the job are some of the factors that may contribute to an awful job experience; I have been through my own personal experience of staying at a bad job because I needed the paycheck, so I know just how difficult the situation can be. However, many people continue to stay at the horrible job because they need to provide for their family, yet it is possible to find a better job that does not come at the expense of your satisfaction in the workplace. My current job at OB Warehouse is a better work environment than my previous job at Forever 21 because of the co-workers, hours, and the management. One important aspect of the workplace are the co-workers.
This is due to lower pay, usually minimum wage, and the challenges of keeping the worker/child ratio at or greater than the law requires with the business remaining profitable. Many of the workers leave the industry in order to find better paying or less stressful jobs. Regardless of the reasons childcare is needed. It is needed. We need the support of the government, corporate America, and the children’s families to produce positive results for the communities.
Marriage for women in those days was more important than it is today because it used to be the men making all the money while the women looked after the house; however Miss Havisham has plenty of money so her problem is that she is lonely. Wemmick is in the working class and works in the prison as a clerk, the conditions of prisons in those days was very bad, which may be the reason why he keeps his home life and work life completely separate. Dickens achieves making his characters both striking and memorable by describing them in heavy detail, but not making it boring by having too much. In my opinion Wemmick is the most memorable character as I could imagine him being real.
You can relate this to how some people in the working class are content with the jobs they have and don’t quite aspire for more because of the economic situation they’re in. Say that jobs are difficult to finds nowadays where more and more educated people are being hired, so the ones without a degree are content with working where they are and don’t want to argue for more because of the risk of losing their jobs. Some people are just resigned to their ‘fate’. Saunders utilizes different the themes of violence, fate, and dependence to reflect contemporary U.S. life under neoliberalism and capitalism. He emphasizes the ‘absence’ of compassionate and essential humanistic traits in order to highlight the decline of such aspects of humanity because of our selfish desires for materialistic goods.