Well, if one believes what some are saying on Facebook, then yes. However, the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer only announced it planned to close 18 underperforming stores this year when it released its first quarter earnings Thursday. “The specific locations will be announced by the end of March.”
Rana Chowdury is the current the manager of I.T store systems and store support for a company that has 4 different brands. The 4 brands are Hot Topic, which specializes in music and pop culture inspired fashion including body jewelry, accessories, and music T-shirts. Torrid is all about the fashion for Plus-Size style and trendy clothes for women. Box Lunch has apparel, gifts, gadgets, & more that also helps provide a meal to a person in need with every purchase and finally Lovesick is young, trendy, affordable fashion & accessories for curvy girl’s sizes 10-26.
"Emotional Labor among Paralegals" by Jennifer Pierce is centered around the phrase "emotional labor." After reading the article the reader discovers that the phrase "emotional labor" refers to when an employee has to push their feelings aside in order to please or influence their boss or clients. Emotional labor also consists of two components which are difference and caretaking. According to Goffman, (as cited by Pierce) deference is "a type of ceremonial activity which 'functions as symbolic means by which appreciation is regularly conveyed to the recipient" (129). Nevertheless, care taking is when the paralegal attends to the attorneys needs and assumes a "mother" role by being pleasant and giving reassurance.
Due to complaints from store managers regarding the quality of employees a thorough assessment of Tanglewood’s hiring practices was instigated. It was determined that a organization-wide shift to a more detailed selection system was needed. A search for good predictors of sales associate performance that would create minimal additional administrative burdens for managers was initiated. (#2)The proposed alternatives to the current system are the Retail Marketing Knowledge Exam, the
So, I was asked if I have ideas to Help Glassport improve. Yes, I have ideas, will they work here That depends on the cooperation. I have numerous business skills from sole proprietorships, LLC's and 6 years in college, I should anyway, my learned research, development and design skills help immensely.
The differences between emotional labor and emotional dissonance is that emotional labor is the type of job that required for employees to display requires emotions towards customers such as being courteous. Different occupations that require emotional labor are flight attendants, waitresses, social workers, nurses and so on. In comparison, emotional dissonance is when the employee is feeling an emotion but has to portray another due to the type of job which requires an emotional labor. For example, Carla is a flight attendant, but today she is feeling very sad because she is getting divorced. However, at work she has to smile, greet people courteously she needs to display that she is happy. There is a conflict when employees are feeling one
During my time at the soup kitchen, I had to utilize emotion management when dealing with people and situations in which it would have been inappropriate for me to react in the way that I would otherwise have wanted to. Emotion management is the act of obeying “feeling rules” and responding appropriately to situations (Brym and Lie 2012:77). For example, when a homeless man came into the soup kitchen and started to dance and shout instead of calmly sitting down and eating his meal, I courteously asked him to sit down and to try not to disturb the other guests of the establishment. Regardless of any initial emotions of fear, annoyance, or confusion, I had to respond appropriately to the situation by controlling my emotions and engaging in acceptable behavior. I especially had to utilize emotion labor, which is distinguished
Employee's performance is evaluated by three criteria: productivity, customer service, and teamwork. Yet, employees are not given clear goals and guidelines on how they are actually rated on each of these performance criteria or supposed to achieve them. Furthermore, there is no training, so new employees, as well as newly-appointed managers, are expected to seek information from more experienced peers. This lack of clarity and training demotivates employees and, in some cases, leads to the abuse by managers seeking to meet their department sales quotas at any cost.
Most of the executives of Store24, a New England based convenience store, were gathered for an important meeting to discuss a way to increase store level employees retention. Some of the suggestions were to increase wages and bonuses, training enhancements or career development programs. However, top management lacked sufficient information available that would explained the relationship between manager and crew tenure on store level financial performance. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to shed light on the “employee tenure-store level performance” relationship as well as to discover how managerial skill,
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
Currently I am employed with a company that some may say is the 'melting pot' of diversity. Working for Corporate Safeway, now Albertsons-Safeway, I can appreciate how judgement free the environment is in our work place. They are open to hiring minorities, LGBT, (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), disabled veterans and that's just to name a few. Hiring a staff that is of many different cultures, nationalities and belief backgrounds is a great way to show the awareness of diversity. I am a true believer that a great business starts at the top. If management can provide their employees with the skills and knowledge of working in a diverse setting this will lead to a steady and smooth work environment. Knowing how to properly and correctly carry yourself is the first step in working with the different variety of customers or co-workers you may encounter.
It is the art of being able to control ones emotions. The ability to listen to ones inner feelings, using and controlling them, without letting them control you. Feelings often get in the way of even the most gifted people. They can be a liability in any position when they cannot be used in a constructive way. This can be apparent in many situations where group work is required or in sales situations for example.
Affective Events Theory is recognising different factors that cause employees’ emotional reactions on their work and how the emotional reactions influence the employees’ job performance (Greenberg, 2011). This theory helps employers to understand employees’ moods and emotions at workplace. Affective Events Theory examines the impacts of work-related incidents on emotional reactions and the following consequences for attitudes and behaviour (Russell-Bennett, Hartel & Beatson, n.d.). Ashkanasy (2002) stated that Affective Events Theory is the collection of a sequence of positive or negative affective events that turns to positive or negative affective states. If there is a negative affective event and turn to negative affective states, it will threaten attitudinal states and behavioural reactions of employees (Ashkanasy, 2002). This theory also clarifies as an approach of counterbalancing judgment-based theories of work attitudes and behaviours (Weiss & Cropanzano, 1996).
In our everyday lives, we are constantly interacting with other individuals. These interactions have an effect on our emotions. We have to learn how to identify and deal with these emotions because they have a direct effect on how we deal with issues at work. Individuals can work their way through this process by becoming aware of the importance of emotional intelligence.