The management has also had the problem of overstaffing employees because they are a new business. When they over staff employees, employees start to get furious because their work hours are cut short due to overstaffing. Although the employees get upset with the how the management manages, the employees have been known for being uncooperative and lazy. Many ways they are uncooperative is ignoring the manager’s request, not doing their jobs they are assigned to and socializing when the time is not appropriate. Many times the manager will ask an employee to put up the clothes or straighten the boots and they refuse because it is “boring.” Most of the employees were trained incorrectly; therefore, it makes it harder for everyone in the business to correctly work efficiently.
Nike has been under a great deal of pressure to correct the misdoings that have been done regarding production facilities in the East. As Nike is responsible for these plants, their reputation has been tainted with increasing public debate about ethical matters. While Nike still promotes itself as one of the industry leaders in corporate social responsibility, workers in Asia are still forced to work excessively long hours in substandard environments and are not paid enough to meet the basic needs for themselves or their families. They are faced to a life of poverty and are unfortunate subjects to harassment and violent threats if they make any attempt to form unions or tell journalists about labour abuses in their factories. Phil Knight’s speech regarding Nike’s steps to improving human rights in Asian countries was a step in the right direction for Nike, but it would have been much more effective had Nike fully followed through with these initiatives.
Employees had to endure poor pay and unsafe working conditions. As described by Raynor (2009), the company J.P. Stevens paid poverty wages and provided deplorable working conditions in the mills; workers lost fingers, had to inhale cotton dust, and some lost hearing because of the constant drone of the deafening machines. Norma Rae knew that she, her family, and her coworkers deserved more out of their employer for the work they were doing (Raynor, 2009). As Fossum (2012) points out, “employees are more likely to unionize as job dissatisfaction increases” (p. 9). This becomes the case in the movie; dissatisfaction continues to grow, and with some leadership, the union finally gets voted in.
Industrializations negative effects were bad working conditions, long and strenuous hours, injury and even death took it role on the society during this time. First, during the industrial revolution, bad working conditions were almost for sure. So many people had been stuck with a dangerous job, and on top of that the way they worked was even worse. Even little kids had to work in these terrible conditions. Children were forced to work where adults had a hard time working, mostly things that were easier so that way it wasn’t too complicated to where they couldn’t do it or slowed production.
The factory owners thought of the workers as an item rather than an actual human. This caused workers to become very upset with these factory owners. Workers were not only upset because of how they were treated by their bosses, but also they were angry about how they were being paid. They received extremely low wages that they could barely make a living with. In addition to the low wages, they were subject to long hours in the gruesome factories.
Child labor, an illegal course of action that increases work rate, production, and most of all, profit. This method of mass-production began in the early years of the Industrial Revolution. A big cause of child labor was the big business owners needed people to work in their factories; they chose children because of their relatively low level of education, lack of knowledge of their human rights, and accepted low pay. The employers should have a responsibility to tell the children their rights, what they’re doing, and what they’re getting for it. The worst area in the world for child labor is in third world countries, because the children are dropping out of school so they can get some money so they don’t starve to death.
Job insecurity: Working with a tyrant boss causes a lot of insecurity on the person’s job so when you work with a tyrant boss getting fired is something that can happen at any time. Emotional strain: Working with a tyrant boss can cause on to go through an emotional strain; this is due to the abusive words that may be coming from the boss. Some even looses their self esteem. Tiresomeness: When working with a tyrant boss is assured to be overworked since he or she assumes that others are machines and he is the only human being. This leads to a person coming from work feeling so exhausted.
The characters from each movie loathe their jobs, and they start to take a toll on the characters and lead them to dangerous activities. Although these examples are portrayed in fiction, it is possible for jobs to lead people into regrettable actions in reality. In the movie “Bread and Roses”, a group of janitors are tired of being treated unfairly and given low wages. The janitors eventually go on strike and protest against their unequal circumstances. From experience, I can say that I have worked with a number of people who dislike their jobs, and do not work to their full potential.
Another problem with that is that he would sometimes if we were understaffed put people in departments they usually don’t work in. So now you have an employee in an unfamiliar department who does not know where things belong in that area, and everything gets unorganized. Then on top of all that confusion we also have to deal with crazy customers. It seems like it never fails that a crazy momma wants to come and shop during this shift. Now we have to deal with a confusing manager and crazy mommas, and everyone is angry.
Sweatshops are often crammed full oppressed and poverty-stricken people working insane hours for nearly 12 to 14 hours a day in unsafe and disgusting conditions. These poor people are getting paid just a dollar a day and have next to no one to represent for them about their workplace situations. “When they try to organize unions to demand better conditions, they are often threatened, beaten, and fired instantly. Sweatshops also frequently include other worker abuses such as child labor, dangerous or toxic working conditions, unreasonably long working hours, sexual abuse, beatings and humiliation for mistakes. Most of the clothing and footwear --- and a significant portion of many other products --- that we buy are made in sweatshops in the United States or in other countries.” Sweatshops are bad because they are dangerous, unhealthy, and exploitative.