2. I agree with Carlyle in a sense where with work “there is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness”. Work is what keeps us as humans constantly progressing in the aspects of science, architecture and medicine. I believe that this statement speaks for all occupations and is not limited to some.
* Political turbulence and warfare of the Renaissance period gave rise to the art of diplomacy and many despots established resident embassies and appointed ambassadors to other powerful city-states and nations
Published in the text Literature and the Environment a Reader and Nature and Culture “Take This Job and Shove It” by Theodore Roszak. When Roszak publish his essay in 1969 along with his other book Person/Plant: The Creative Disintegration of Industrial, he wanted to spread a new idea of ecopsychology
American entrepreneur, Steve Jobs, once said: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Some people may take a job out of necessity rather than being passionate about their work. You have to love what you do as you spend more time working than being with loved ones. In Studs Terkel’s Working, adapted by Harvey Pekar, the reader is presented with visual adaptations of the lives of ordinary Americans that show how they feel about what they do for a living ranging from farmers, miners, barbers, box boys, and a hooker are some of the jobs mentioned in the novels. The author gives the
In her article, Miya Tokumitsu states that most people who follow the principle “do what you love” become self-centered. Being focused on ourselves and our happiness, as the author says, make us prouder than we ought to be. As a result, we create a division between those who love their jobs and those who do not. The writer defends those who do not love their jobs by claiming that not all jobs are enjoyable yet are socially necessary.
In this academic and investigative tone, Reilly delivers her lecture in a clear and orderly fashion. Her writing is concise and articulate as she methodically introduces an hypothesis in which postulates “That man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health” (Reilly,1962,p.8). She formulates this theory and tests it by drawing upon a multi-discipline approach to research (Reilly, 1962). She charges her colleagues with the mandate to define man’s basic need for occupation in a scientific researchable manner and atmosphere. It is not enough to draw upon multiple disciplines such as the social sciences, biology, and neurophysiology, Reilly suggests we must also observe the anthropological , social, and biological study of occupation through “phylogenetic and ontogenetic” lenses (Reilly,1962,p. 10) . Through this study of occupation and the therapeutic meaning of work Reilly defines a unique aspect of occupational therapy: “the profound understanding of the nature of work” (Reilly,1962,p.9). Her thesis in this thought provoking address, her take home message, is so powerful that Peloquin describes Reilly’s hypothesis of human occupation as “one of the profession's best visionary statements”(Peloquin,1962,p.518).
On this date and time this worker travelled to 3850 Cherokee Trail to speak with Mr. Sayers. This worker explained the report received by the Department again to Mr. Sayers. He stated that all of it was a lie and was unsure why Kathryn would say that he did that to her. He stated that when he disciplines Kathryn it is either with a spanking on the bottom or he makes her go to her room. Mr. Sayers reported that he never falls asleep on Kathryn while she is outside. He stated when she goes outside she is on the trampoline and he is outside with her during this time. Mr. Sayers reported that Kathryn comes over every two weekends which means he only see here four days out of the month. Mr. Sayers stated that he doesn’t have a good relationship
The 1960s and 1970s typified a period when women not only fought for equality in the United States, but they also began to materialize within the changing trends of historiography. Prior to this, women had often been obscured in history and merited little consideration or focus. Historian Karen Sayer addressed the developing period as one where there was a “paradigm shift, one in which historians began to argue that the experience of the economically powerless and politically inarticulate was important. At the same time, women began to explore their own marginalized position, and women’s history emerged as they made shift to look to the past.”
This is what motivates true professionals; it‘s why a profession like ours is considered a calling—not a job.
In Timothy Keller's Every Good Endeavor, we learn in chapter one, "The Design of Work,” that work is not a necessary evil, but a necessity to survive and a key to living a full life. Work allows us to discover our talents, abilities, and gifts in order to help us better understand who we are. Keller also pointed out the importance of rest. While we should not mistake our days of rest as days of laziness and work as a burdensome command, we should neither allow work to rule over our lives either. God designed us to work, to have jobs, but He also designed us to rest. He designed us for rest not simply to strengthen us back up for the job again, but because He too rested. Rest and what we do while we rest is a life-giving experience, while work
Many people in today’s society find themselves guilty of believing the common misconception that money can buy happiness. They go to school to become a doctor, lawyer, or other high paying job, with money and social status as their only incentives. Many will find that they have fallen into a trap, when they start earning their large salary, but still are not happy. While there were many messages present throughout Studs Terkels Working: a graphic adaptation, the most important reoccurring message seemed to be that having pride and dignity as well as working at a job that fulfills one’s life passion or is simply enjoyable are more important qualities than earning a large salary and having a high rank on the social ladder. The interaction of
Many people today find themselves in “dead-end” jobs, or they feel like work is purposeless and frustrating. At the same time, some people figured out that work is a blessing to them. People who suffer their lives in a slavery for many years in another country, think that work is
While labor can and is often seen as work that is done physically, it is also seen as an act which necessitates using mind and soul. Depending on the area in which an individual works, it can lean towards using all three – body, mind, and soul – to be successful. It is at this point that Emotional Labor (Hochschild, 1983) begins to take its place in the work environment. Emotional Labor is using self to perform work where an employee creates a pleasant atmosphere by giving good customer service. The ability to use self as a means to perform better on the job may have larger implications than we know of. This paper will look at different ideas which contribute to Emotional Labor as a workplace construct and the effects it has on the
Society has given us stereotypical images of the alcoholic. Some of In addition to dinner, the menu included an open bar. What originally started out to be an innocent and business appropriate function turned into a wild free-for-all that lasted into the late hours of the night, and behaviors erupted that should never occur in any business relationship. The following morning, a large percentage of those in attendance at the party were absent from work, and many of those who did show up were tardy and ill, incapable of performing their duties. Productivity was significantly decreased for the entire day, and for some, even into the following day. In light of that single event, the practice of “open bar” social gatherings between the financial office and the dealerships was abolished. It is not surprising to note that according to the United States Office of Personnel Management, the rate of absenteeism is estimated to be 4 to 8 times greater among alcoholics and alcohol abusers (L'Etoile, 2011) .
Work takes on greater importance in a society where people believe that they can master the material world and shape their own destinies, and less where they believe that they can not. An Ancient Greek philosopher said that the only stability in the world was within one's mind or soul, where ideas were secure from the unending changes that took place in the material world. In Ancient Greece, philosophers believed that a person's thoughts and ideas were more important than that person's work and that work in the material world lacked permanence. For the ancient Greeks, the status of particular occupations depended on the degree of freedom a person had, the perceived moral integrity of the occupation, and the amount of mental and physical work it required. Today we tend to feel that working in an office is better than working in a coal mine, regardless of which worker makes more money. Our language suggests that it is a privilege to work sitting down.