Thursday, May 28, 2009

...Still more bouns posts

How have your thoughts about work, and your future work life, changed over the course of this class? As a result of your interview and research project?

well i didnt know much about work aside from what others have told me about it. now that ive read and researched what some jobs require of you (like emotional labor...ur status going into a job) the imagine that was in my mind about how my work like was goin to be has changed drastically. before i used to have the mind set that if u love what you do than u dont work a day in your life. now i kno even if u take on a perfession of your choice it mite not always be easy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

post 6

1. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: From a parents point of view how does working one or multiple jobs and trying to raise small children at the same time effect their everyday life? OR How does a persons status take part in the positions they are hired for in big business?


  1. How long have you been working as a Marriot Hotel Employee?
  2. What made yor interested in picking this kind of work?
  3. what are your job requirements?
  4. How long have you been in the position you work in now?
  5. how many children do you have? how old are they?
  6. how did you manage to raise small children and keep your job(s)?
  7. do you think "status" has anything to do with the positions the employees are given when they are hired at the Marriot?


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bonus Post

3) If you were at the budget hearing on Thursday, give your thoughts about the events and/or how budget cuts and/or tuition hikes would affect you and your thoughts about this

it blows my mind to hear about tuition hikes especially at a time like this. Being in a recession is hard enough, and is taking it toll on everyone. transportation fair are already being raised so affording those few extra dollars is hard enough and now theres talks about raising tuition also that's just crazy. its hard enough to afford to the daycare with the refund checks if they raise tuition n not pell then that's money that has to come out of my pockets, and i don't work so i cant afford to pay anythng from my own pockets. i just think if tuition is raised then more things need to be done to help us students stay in school n not force us out.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Post 5

2) We've read a variety of stories about work. Soon, you'll do a project centered around interviewing someone about their work. What kind of work are you interested in learning more about? Brainstorm people you know who you might like to interview. Ideally, they should have been in their area of work for a while, or have worked a variety of jobs.

I would like to interview a nurse, since its my furture carrer choice,but i dont know to many Registered Nurses and my cousin who is a nurse lives in virginia. My second choic is to interview my mother. She has been working in the hotel business as a service worker for as long as i can remember, so i think it will be interesting to hear her answers to the questions i come up with.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Post #3

1) We've talked a lot about social and economic class. What does this mean to you on a personal level: how would you describe your class background, or your class as you were growing up? Rich? Poor? Working class? Middle class? What does the term you chose mean to you? How did the adults around you feel about class? Do you think there is such a thing as "working class" or "middle class" values? Have your values and/or political beliefs been shaped by class?

Personally i believe just like race, social and economic class was created so that people can discriminate against one another. Since my mother was a single mother raising 3 kids on her own i cant say we had alot of money but my mother did make enough money so that we had a hot meal every night and a decent house to live in. To me because i seen people live in worse conditions than we did and have less money than us, i always consider my family to be in the middle class which just means we aren't rich nor were we poor. Of course everyone always wants more. so although my fam was happy with the money they made they always wish they were rich. No i don't think that there is a such thing as working or middle class values i just believe that everyone has and sets there own personal values.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just Gotta Make It

Song : Just Gotta Make It
Artist: Trey Songz

Over all this song is saying he tired to work and regular 9-5 job and it jus isnt for him. The image hes portraying is that even though times are hard and he cant really make ends meet he wants his girlfriend to stand by his side because one say he says "Now, baby one day soon you gonna walk outside and see a Mercedes And I'm gonna give ya the keys and tell ya "go shopping" Then I can get us out the hood and have us living good"

I can relate to this song because no matter how hard i try i dont like working a regular 9-5 at all. it annoys me and i end up quiting not long after starting. Regular jobs aren't for everybody and after having a couple of different jobs i can clearly see that it isnt for me. I just hope when i start my career as a nurse it wont have the same effect on me as the regular jobs did.

...just gotta wait n see i guess....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Community Status

A person's attribute is what gives them status in any particular group setting. What you can bring to the community or the family to make it better or expand on things they mite be oblivious to is what i think makes a community a lot better. I think the values in my community are simple. Since my community is diverse with every race, we don't discriminate or turn our backs on anyone. We value everyone and we are open-minded to new cultures, language and anything else a different race might have to offer. I am bi-racial so i see no race in anyone. i don't believe we are born as a race. I believe that race was man made. Being bi-racial i think i bring a lot to my community just because i have a lot of incite to offer.