Bre went and was quiet; she didn’t mingle much but she became more and more comfortable in the setting. Regardless of her friend situation, Bre still felt like she was learning things and to her learning had always been fun. Although some days Bre felt more lonely than others. Every girl seemed to have at least one close friend and laughter was always ringing loud. What the young girl didn’t realize however was that as she got more used to her new church she became more willing to raise her hand and answer questions, or say, “Hi,” to a fellow classmate. The church was growing on Bre, and apparently she was growing on the church as well. Girls she had refused to talk to just months before were now her acquaintances. Bre was no longer the new girl, other new girls had moved in and taken her outsider place (but rest assured they’d soon be included as well, everyone always
While I will acknowledge that my mother benefits from having a stable career, it is worth noting that her occupation as an anesthesiologist often caused her to have to work incredibly hard and for rather long periods—some of her shifts lasting approximately twenty-four hours. As a result, there have been numerous occasions when I would not see my mother until well into the evening and have even had to spend the night with her in the doctor’s lounge at the hospital on days and weekends when she was on-call. I will also acknowledge that my situation differs from McGhie’s considering that I was the only child that needed to be taken care of and that my mother’s income has allowed both of us to live quite comfortably. With that being said, I was able to relate to her feelings concerning others’ surprise regarding the family’s financial situation. In May of 2002, my mother and I moved into a spacious two-story home in a small, conservative neighborhood in New Jersey. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by many of our neighbors’ surprise over the fact that we were able to afford our new home. Many of the other families in the area firmly held onto gender roles such as that “men are naturally breadwinners, and women are naturally suited to have bread won for them” (Johnson, 2006, p. 113), and as a result of this, my mother and I
For a single mother, the stability and security of Corporate America would seem like a safe haven that one would never risk leaving. But for author, speaker, and information technology expert Kiah L. Graham, the love she had for her young daughter gave her a burning desire to take that risk and see what success looked like beyond the comforts of big business. Her goal was to be able to not just financially support her daughter, but to also have the flexibility in fully supporting their academic and extracurricular pursuits. So, she took a leap and never looked backed taking with her a passion to build a life and a business that would make her daughter proud, and serve as example that women can do anything they set their minds to. As a result
For many years, women had been subject of increased gender inequality, including restricted access to employment opportunities. However, during the antebellum era, several important changes were introduced to address the rights and roles of women in the society. For about two centuries now, the number of women entering the accounting profession has almost doubled. In the year 1977, females made up 28% of all graduating accounting majors. According to a recent American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) survey, there were more female graduates than male, approximately 52% vs 48%. More so, the gender breakdown of new accounting graduates hired by public accounting firms was 54% male and 46% female (Fisher, 2015). The demand for accountants appears to be growing a lot faster than the supply (Dubois, 2013). In today’s business climate, job opportunities are better now, more than ever for accountants. These opportunities are particularly good for women,
Just before her death she says to Lennie, “Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (86). Proving that she is often ignored by the workers at the
It is Friday afternoon and I am walking from the bus station towards Dunkin Donuts to meet Regina Borden, the program coordinator of healthy family services of the Catholic Charity. I see white Toyota pulling up in front of me. Behind the steering wheel I see women in her fifties waiving her hand on me very warmly. I new it is her, Regina Borden, the person I am waiting for. Quite short, thin lady with a blond curly hair got out of the car. She walks towards me and shakes my hand.
Do women belong in the workplace? Should employers treat them differently because of their responsibilities in the home? The article “Female Company President: ‘I’m Sorry to all the Mothers I Worked With’” by Kathrine Zaleski, president and co-founder of PowerToFly, argues that women can be both successful mothers and employees if employers take the initiative to accommodate them. She believes that women have the ability and skills to become both valuable employees and involved mothers, but employers need to make adjustments in several common work practices in order to build women up to their full potential.
I interviewed my mother, Stephanie Patsalis. My mother decided to get married because she wanted to be in a committed relationship. After she was married, she decided to have children because she loved the joy they bring to families. Stephanie has had a full time outside of the home since her children were born, the children’s father works in New York City. All childcare and housekeeping responsibilities are solely on Stephanie with the help of cleaning ladies and nannies. As mentioned before, Stephanie works outside the home and her workplace does a great job accommodating to her needs as a mother. Stephanie says the workplace policies are flexible with her schedule, however she says it’s still hard to juggle her career while raising her
I believe that if I am raising children I would like to do it right. There is no doubt in my mind that women have the odds stacked against us when it comes to getting a high income job, a man in the same position could make more than the women. But as a raise my children I would teach my children that they can do whatever occupation they choose. Another thing I would not do is provide much money to my children, I would want them to learn how to gain it on their own. In the book it talks about how children how parents give children money, it can lead them down the path of becoming an UAW, I would want my children to use the PAW approach. I also learned that you should never tell your child how much you make, if they are getting a trust fund, and don't give them money as a negotiation strategy. I believe that these are valuable lessons when bringing up children in our
As the students and I toured the site, I noticed how similar each “neighborhood” was and that was to make them not feel lost, to make them feel as if they are in the right place. Something else I noticed was the beauty shop, boutique, ice cream shop where the serve ice cream at 2 o’clock every day and the fix it shop. These are great examples that the site has provided their residents to make them feel as comfortable as possible, where everything they need is right there in walking distance. As the orientation was over in 30 minutes, I wanted to go ahead and get paired with my conversation partner. I sat down with her while her husband was visiting for lunch time, I began to introduce myself as she was looking into the bird cage. I asked her if she like birds and she just looked at me, I complimented her on her pretty nails color and her pretty shirt. Throughout the rest of my 30 minutes there she didn’t say one word to me and for me that was hard because I am a very talkative person and my concerns began to come into play. How do I come about this? How do I get her to speak and come out of her
February 9th, 2016, 11:45 A.M. I’m sitting at the first long table to the right of the Wood Dining Commons at Muhlenberg. I Just finished my lucky charms and the empty bowl has a few mushy left over cereal charms left. As the lunch rush starts to begin my soundings start to become loader. I see many familiar faces as they walk in and out of dining hall. Being part of such a small school has its advantages and disadvantages. You see people you know all the time even if you do your best to try to avoid them. Trust me I have tried many times avoiding people but seem to always run into them at the dining hall. As I look around at different groups I can tune into different conversations people are having. It was easier to tune into the conversations while the dining hall have as many people. To the right of me there is a group of five girls. They are speaking about how large the Bananas are today, “it’s literally the length of my head.” To the back of me there is a group of Lacrosse boys sitting at the first round table talking about their six o’clock morning practice and how dreadful it is. To the left of me at the next long table looks like one of the head chefs and maybe the boss of the dining hall. I have seen them both before sitting exactly there. I can’t really hear what they are speaking about. Maybe how things should be different, or maybe what is going to be on next months meal plan. But of course my imaginary takes place of what they are probably
The percentage of stay at homes moms increased by 23 percent from 2008 to 2011, and by 2011 approximately 20 percent of the stay at home moms were part of the low income community. In the current economy, several of these stay at home moms seek to run at home business in order to supplement their household income, but even if they have a complete desire to succeed, they lack the needed education in order to run a successful business (Cohn & Caumont, 2014). According to (Greenstreet) there are several reasons why businesses fail and most of the reasons are due to the fact the business owners don’t have the essential business knowledge that is needed in order to run a business. Most of the knowledge that I needed is made up of simple business management principals which college students learn during their business management and MBA programs. However, most stay at home moms in low income areas don’t have a college education and cannot afford to send their kids to college much less go to college themselves (Dosomething.org).
Despite the importance of financial abilities that led to women’s return to workforce, the desire for power in the family is also another factor. According to Dodd and Palagno in the article “The Working Mother Report: What Moms Think?” Between spouse, 73% of women and 59% of men said they were “comfortable” with the idea of their partner
Let me set a scene for you. I’m at a party with a large group of people, most of them I’ve never met before. I’m having a good time. I’m not really interacting with people, just enjoying the vibe of the party, but then I see a pretty girl standing across the room. Sure, she has some friends with her, but none of them were guys so I don’t really think much of it. I hit my stride with as much swagger as my uncoordinated self can manage, walking as if I have all the time in the world. When I get to her, I look at her as if she is the only person around and I casually ask, “Hey, I’m doing a project for my English class and was wondering if I could interview you? I really think you would be a great addition to my paper.” No surprise, she was confused. “You don’t even know me, how would you know whether or not I would be valuable to your paper?” Without missing a beat, I reply, “Oh! I’m writing an essay on the finer things in life, and you just seem perfect for it. If you’d give me your number I would love to set something up. Maybe over dinner?”
My experience really helped me understand the quote from Atticus Finch “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” When I first read the quote I thought I understood it, but after spending this time with her discussing and evaluating the way she thinks and works, it dawned on me how hard it was the be not only a business owner, but a Mother at the same time. During the time