There are so many people struggling and stressing over how they are going to pay the electricity bill or buy groceries for the week so they don’t go hungry. In America people deal with this all their life. Tamara Draut, author of “The Economic Crunch” writes in the essay about her and her husbands’ difficulty with thousands and thousands of dollars in student loan and credit card debt and trying to figure out how they were going to get money for food. She writes “It wasn’t the first time we’d been strapped for cash, but we never imagined we’d be peddling our wares for food money at the age of 30. By the time of our CD purge, becoming adults had left us with $57,000 in student loan debt and $19,000 in credit card debt.” This experience is only one of the examples Tamara Draut gives in her essay.
Unemployed individuals are desperate and working for minimum wage, and are therefore required to drastically change their standards of living. My dad is working seventy hours a week, and we're still barely able to pay rent. The so-called “American dream” has been transformed for many. It was once a goal to obtain what you need to be happy, but it is now just being able to manage to find a job capable of supporting your family. The downfall of the American economy could be accredited to many crises facing our country, such as the subprime mortgage crisis.
We regularly dismiss these people as nearly invisible and they drop into the background of our normal routines. But they are real people with quite real and serious problems and, even by conservative estimates, there are millions of them struggling to persist each and every day. What makes this book so riveting is that Ehrenreich doesn’t document the daily life of the working poor by analyzing government statistics or observing people from some distant location. Rather, Ehrenreich becomes a member of the working poor and her goal is quite simple, she wants to find out whether she could match her income to her expenses. Nickel and Dimed is a story that details the results of Ehrenreich’s “hands–on experiment” but it raises concerns that go far beyond her original goal.
Kamenetz claims many things in her article. There are the claims of fact such as “84 percent of college students in April planned to complete at least one internship before graduating.” Other claims of fact are “internships promote over-identification with employers” and “…an influx of unpaid graduates kept wages down and patched up the gaps left by job cuts” (Kamenetz). With young workers being used to fill jobs that were previously cut only benefits the employer and ultimately harms the job market and the individual. Most of this article ... ... middle of paper ... ...f study as an extended learning opportunity. These hands on learning experiences are either paid; meaning compensation is given, or unpaid; meaning the intern is working for free.
Ever since the recession starting in 2001, there has been a financial, economic, and a political downfall. The young adult generation has a hopeless feeling about their future and how they will or will not be able to live comfortably financially. The broadcast titled, “A Lost Generation?” discusses the statistics at play and how this generation is becoming lost in the job market. The article in Atlantic Monthly discusses joblessness, debt, the economy, and how these things are affecting the United States of America as a whole and on an individual level. The broadcast on On Point radio was hosted by Tom Ashbrook.
It Wasn’t My Fault Tia Benjamin, writer of organizational policies, procedures, and management training programs for more than a decade, suggests: “Irresponsible employees have a direct impact on productivity and the bottom line,” and goes on to explain that irresponsible workers can actually harm the morale of those around them (n.d.). The article Client Obligations and Handling your Boss by Jessica Silliman brings to light just one example of an epidemic that is sweeping modern America. There is a clear lack of personal responsibility. Recap of Relevant Facts A new employee, Rosie Alexander, was given a task from her supervisor, Conor Hall. The task was answering a few questions about a recent acquisition of new stock for a long-term client.
• The drivers working on holidays would receive remuneration. • Increasing the maternity and paternity leaves which are approved by medical leave act. This UPS strike 1997 can show us that low wage employees can accomplish their demands, when the play as team. Nevertheless the UPS workers show that, what you can achieve when you have the world behind you. The reasons behind the agreement: • Discrepancy between the Teamster and UPS comes because UPS was at a position of weakness • UPS was losing millions of dollars daily by not delivering packages • UPS was not well prepared for the strike, which put the Teamsters in strong position to build pressure on UPS to meet their demands • UPS bargaining power were not strong, which forced them to to make a deal in favor of the
With today’s seemingly never upturning economy, there comes’ many problems that affect millions of good American people. From job loss to poverty increase, from overdue loan payments to a hard-working man moving onto the streets. These are all real problems today that all go back to a failing economy, and the result of this collapse is loss or foreclosure of a home. To fix this problem, the government is going to need to come to an agreement on a solution; one that will give these people who lost their homes a place to live and even a source of income. They are going to need the help of private investors and home buyers working together to fix this very serious predicament.
By 2025, about 75% of the American workforce will be made up of Generation Y workers, said Emily Matchar, author of “Why Your Office Needs More Bratty Millennials.” Generation Y, also known as millennials, are those who were born within the years 1982 and 1999. Time management has become a persistent issue for people in the United States because of the lack of flexibility in the workforce. Work is taking over people’s lives. The current generation of workers tend not to demand because of the fear of unemployment; jobs are scarce these days. Generation Y workers have shown that they will not accept today’s hierarchical workplace, on the contrary, they will begin to change the workplace to their likings.
The job market has become a nightmare, as many American studies have shown 80% of employees to be dissatisfied with their career. This indicates that even if no one is holding you at gun point, you are still not free as you must conform if you wish to survive. Due to this, large corporations not only control, but they also shape our reality. My reality thrives to grow up and strive for an occupation to make money. I force myself to study to see my grades increase, to increase my chances of success.