From time to time I talk to teens and young adults about work ethic. Fill out the poll and dialogue afterwards.
Your present job is your ticket to your next job. Do your best!
Jobs is just to pay bills. I don't take none of it seriously.
I hate working. Period.
I get some degree of satisfaction from working.
I have EXPERIENCED that Black employers are more on point
I have EXPERIENCED that White employers are more on point
If I dont like a job, I quit right away.
If I dont like a job, I look for a new one, then quit.
Working for others is wack. I want to work for myself.
Working for others is wack. I presently work for myself.
In American cities today, labels of “ghetto,” “underclass neighborhood,” or “deprived poverty area” imply a contagious social environment of cultural pathology, skill deficiency, unreliability and poor work ethic. Of course no employer wants to hire such workers. Recent research by sociologists and city planners on Detroit and Chicago shows that suburban employers commonly circumvent recruitment from inner-city areas by placing job advertisements in newspapers circulating in suburban areas, but not in African American inner-city neighborhoods.
These distorted labels wreak havoc on the employment prospects of inner city residents, yet federal legislators have historically turned a blind eye to the issue. Politicians, backed by conventional sociological and economic research, point to industrial restructuring, changes in demand for job skills, and employment suburbanization for the devastating labor market situation of inner-city residents. By depicting labor market inequalities as “industrial processes” and “market forces” that are beyond the control of legislation, politicians can deny responsibility for them. Thus, no federal law prohibits place discrimination, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission remains unable to prevent employment exclusion on the basis of place of residence.
For how long can we continue to submit to the inevitable forces of economic restructuring as the sources of inner-city unemployment and underemployment? At some point we must recognize that processes of place stigmatization are just as exclusionary as stereotypes of race, gender or religion. We must demand federal legislation mandating the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to monitor discrimination not only by race, gender, religion, color, national origin, age and disability, but also by place of residence.
Until federal legislation protecting workers from place discrimination exists—and I am not optimistic that this will happen anytime soon—we need to rely on alternative strategies to combat place exclusion in employers’ recruitment practices. Most importantly, we must debunk the rhetorical constructs of the “ghetto,” the “pathological culture of poverty,” and “dysfunctional underclass neighborhood.”
i chose "working for other is wack. i want to work for myself." i chose this because i hate being in the position of employee knowing that most companies can care less about you and would fire without explanation. I think ownership is the only way one can grow. I do feel that sometimes you have to be an employee(depending on circumstance) to someone in order use that as a stepping to building and branching off. i think you can learn from being an employee but as you gain the things you needed, from working for someone else, then you should leave and build for yourself...1..
I'm like Martin Luther king, people listen to me alot/
it's non-violent non-violent, till i'm hit wita rock/
then it's coretta fuck this, gone hand me my glock/ -50cent
Gotta dope dealers bop, wita righteous state of mind/
Guess i'm half of my pops, enlighten by the qu'ran/- ME
I chose working for others is wack as well. I do not want to be around YT's. I do have a career though I work with Unconscious Need to Grow, Christianized, Pork Eating Negro's. They watch football and basketball all day and play basketball all night and do not get paid to play. I have the best researched plan to avoid YT and not have destitute poverty issues.
I have always been self employed, even when I "worked" for someone els!
I entered the labor market after college recognizing that the companies that I would go on to work for were not "career" moves. This is in the context of educated on the reality that the 30 years and a gold watch days were OVER.
How I compensated for that was to re-frame my thinking as that of a consultant, viewed my "employer" as a client, and my earnings as "revenue."
I studied business, so utilizing business and economic concepts and terms were tools I used to make my mental adjustment.
Work ethic, in my personal experiece is a component of personal motivation, discipline and habits. The primary thing I address in discussions about work ethic here in Egypt (it is low, "good enough" is the quality and performance standard) - is "self concept." How does the individual see him/herself, and is what they see consistent with what is being projected in their attitude, behavior and work performance.
As an exercise, I sometimes have participants bring in pictures and words that express ideas and people who represent the "success" they imagine but have difficulty describing. Then, I have them write about the successful things that these characters are doing in their work, home and leisure life.
After that, we compare and contrast to see if what they imagine for their ideal matches with themselves.
The results, and where they evaluate THEMSELVES to be short of their ideal standard, these become the benchmark. Now we can discuss concepts such as habit, goal setting, and personal excellence.
What I have found in using this method is that no "Subjective" standard of excellence or work ethic has been imposed, the measures are internally generated and reflect each person's individual evaluation of themseleve.
This has supported the motivation to seek their personal improvement from a non-judgemental perspective and the focus on them -seeking to connect their personal change with personal insight and motivation.
I usually also relate the 'Three Types of People' philosophy:
"There are three types of people in the world:
Those who Make things happen
Those who Watch things happen and
Those Who Wonder, what the hell just happened?
Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.
If it is to be, it's up to ME
So on and so forth
"Humpty Dumpty was PUSHED"
I was doing this too... along with raising two boys. It was killing me. So in a matter of 6 months, I quit my job, sold my home, paid off mortgage and debts, bought another property (home and land) cash outright and moved. I dropped out of the job market and, decided that I am going to run my business full time.Originally Posted by CreatorsCollege
So many possiblities.....So much work to do!
For those of you that are self-employed or seeking to become self-employed, I offer graphic design services for print media communications (business marketing materials). What type of maketing materials do you/will you need to be successful? Better yet, we can assess your advertising needs collectively - work to put together a dynamic marketing/advertising plan that will assist with growing your business.
I humble myself before the mysteries of Esu.
You are the Messenger of Olodumare, Ifa, Irunmole, and the Ancestors.
You are the Owner of the Mysteries of the Four Directions, north, south, east, and west.
You are the Keeper of the Ase of the Irunmole.
You are the Guardian of the Gates of Fortune, Good and Evil.
You are the Lord of Flexibility.
You are the Lord of Choice, Chance and Change.
Iba Se Orisa Esu
I voted "If I dont like a job, I quit right away." Thats not to say I don't ever regret it later sometimes, but...I don't know...I start thinking...why deal with the bulls*** on the job when I can be dealing with the bulls*** in the unemployment line? LOL. *shrugging shoulders*
Well I work as a pratical nurse,somedays I dont like it, but I like to help others(My own Kind),I picked working for others is wack cause it is,Id rather have my own health care facility or corporation,But now Im currently trying to author childrens books for our little afrikan girls and boys,......By the way I got serious writers block any suggestions on how to get back started?,And you think it wouldnt be hard cause I have a little boy.
Peace!Originally Posted by Nefertiti
You can DO ALL 'DAT!!
For your writer's block, mabye listen to some music (that u like), choose some memories from your youth, or lessions that you've learned. Even try looking a photos and visuals. Also, I find that I am most creative in the mornings when I am just starting my day and doing "free assocation" type thinking. I get some good ideas during this time.
What age group are you writing for?
"Humpty Dumpty was PUSHED"
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