A Critique of Nickel and Dimed, a Book by Barbara Ehrenreich

A Critique of Nickel and Dimed, a Book by Barbara Ehrenreich

Eye Opening (If You’ve Been Living in a Hole) NICKEL AND DIMED: ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA By Barbara Ehrenreich Henry Holt And Company, 230 pp., $13 (paperback) The back cover and the last chapter’s 25-page evaluation are the most gripping parts of this memoir, which without a doubt originated as an attenti…

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The Issue Surrounding Human Resource Management and How It Works Well in Theory But Not in Paper

Human Resource Management Works Well In Theory But Not In Practice A Report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Science of the Loughborough University. November 2004 ABSTRACT This paper discusses the issue of whether Hum…

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The Chinese Culture and Its Influence on Business

Executive Summary The Chinese have a vast web of traditions, customs and networks that shape their business culture. It is important to learn and understand these critical components for doing business in China. It can be a confusing and fascinating experience for a westerner unfamiliar with Chinese customs and history. To…

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The Steps in Making a Refreshing Kool-Aid

Imagine, the lawn has been mowed, trees trimmed, gardens tended, but after all this exertion, the only thing to be found in the refridgerator is dehydrating soda and plain water. Most people would crack open a can or chug some water. There is a more refreshing alternative, provided a well-equipped kitchen: Kool-Aid. Kool-A…

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The Business Model of the Lego Company

An ideal toy provides a framework for creation. An ideal toy does not define itself as having any sort built-in culture meaning. A kit of abstract parts, for example, allows complete freedom of creation, but is structured in the way that the parts only go together in certain ways. A toy car, a movie figure, a teddy bear or…

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The Concept of Motivation in the Workplace

WORKING WITH PEOPLE AND TEAMS ASSESSMENT OUTCOME 2 Buck and Huck defines the concept of motivation by saying, “motives are learned needs which influence our behaviour by leading us to pursue particular goals because they are socially valued” . Motivation strategy can be defined as a plan or design to defi…

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My Personal Experience Working with Slackers

Most of us in the work force either have worked, or will work with someone that does not pull there own weight at some point in our careers. I have unfortunately had the misfortune of working with one, two or even three of these individuals at the same time, depending on the office size. It has not only been frustrating, bu…

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The Concept of Word Processing and Its Impact on the Business World

WORD PROCESSING-EQUIPMENT OR CONCEPT? Introduction Increasing administrative costs in recent years have made the production of business communications a major expense and one that will continue to rise. One way to help control the cost of business communications is to make the processing of documents more effective and e…

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The Role of Women During World War II Under the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

According to Merriam-Webster Online, an intelligence operation is the process by which governments, military groups, businesses, and other organizations systematically collect and evaluate information for the purpose of discovering the capabilities and intentions of their rivals. Highly sensitive information must derive fro…

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The Women Stereotyping in the World and Business Categorization

We all know that women have fewer opportunities in job offers and promotions. It goes without saying that women get paid less than men. Why? Why is there such a gap between the amount on a man’s paycheck compared to a woman’s? In America, although women might think they are underrated, they need to realize that they have it…

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The Fight Between the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council (WTLC) and the High-Payed Employers and Government in the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

The Work Revolution Strike During June 1919, a strike took place that revolutionized unions and the working place today. The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 that took place in Winnipeg was fought between the WTLC (Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council) and the high-payed employers and government. The workers…

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The Necessity for the Glass Products in the World

Introduction We have become habituated to having a windshield in front of us when we drive, but try driving without one and it would be one of your worst experiences. It is true that windshields serve as a protection for the passengers from outside elements, for example wind, rain, snow, road debris, etc, but with millions…

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Wearing Make-up Increases My Sales at the Deli

At work, employee hours are based on the number of sales during the week. Naturally, most employees will try to find ways to increase sales and in turn increase their hours and paychecks. I saw my psychology experiment as an opportunity to try and increase sales. My general question was “When I wear make-up to work, do…

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An Analysis of the Profit Margins of Southwest Airlines

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CASE STUDY May, 2002 (note we want to consider whats going on now, Feb 2003) Wow! An excited Colleen Barrett, new president of Southwest shouted in the meeting with her management team. We have bucked the money-losing trend that other U.S carriers are in and have reported a profit of $21.4 mi…

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The Rise of Gas Prices and the Americans’ Views of the Inflation

If everyone else in the world is paying a lot more for gas, why shouldn’t Americans? Take your average spoiled American who blames the Arabs for raising the gas prices unfairly in order to make a bigger profit. It’s true, gas prices have gone up by a lot in the last few months, but is that unfair? Prices still are a lot hig…

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A Study on Belbin’s Team Roles and the Team Role Theory of the Company

1.Why Belbin’s team roles. First time we have met with Belbin’s team roles concept during our company’s workshops done few months age by Gdanska Fundacja Ksztalcenia Menadzerow (GFKM). This association was first one in Poland that in 1995 started to use this concept within practical business environment. Among various of…

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A List of the Key Workers in a Shop

There are various workers in the shop which are needed; here below is a list of all the workers which a shop like “Keep on Reading” should have. Stock managers- There is one of this worker who handles all the stocks, what goes in, and what goes out, he also calls the suppliers if need of more stock. Is helped b…

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A Comparisonof the Promotion of Dunkin’ Donuts in America and in Thailand

In America, donuts might not essentially be connected with family principles, and they surely aren’t related to Mother’s Day. In Thailand, though, Dunkin’ Donut’s established a way to connect their merchandise with just these things. The effect, the “Longest Love Message to Moms” endorsement designed at two calcul…

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The Issues Associated with Consumer Behaviour and Consumption Patterns

  1. What possible issues associated with consumer behaviour and consumption patterns might be extremely sensitive ones to directly question respondents about? How might researchers overcome the difficulties of collecting these types of sensitive data? There are various issues and subject matters related to consumer be…

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The Importance of Oil Prices to the World Market

The oil industry is a large and fast depleting industry. The main market oil producing countries and organizations such as Opec and Opec , and a few other non-Opec countries indicate that their current production rates (reserves) are slowly being eaten up. This is shown by (graph 1) The structure of the world oil market…

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Explaining the Role of a Chief Information Officers

With the expanding role of Chief Information Officers in corporations I have set out to answer one question. “What are the possible disadvantages of giving the CIO an expanded role in corporations?” My intention will be to highlight some of the disadvantages as they are today. The topic I will discuss is The Human…

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The Role of Control in Connecting a Relationship Between Management and Organizational Culture

Control plays a critical role to connect a relationship between management and organisational culture. Under this situation, diversity management can build a creative workplace and assist employees to be more productive and satisfied in the workplace. Regarding the organisational culture, it can motivate the employees to wo…

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A Definition and Role of Focus Groups

A focus group is a form of qualitative research in which a group of people is asked about their attitude towards a product, concept, advertisement, idea, or packaging (Blankenship et al. 1998). Focus groups usually consist of 8 to 10 members and are headed by a moderator to keep track of things and make sure that every memb…

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An Analysis of the New Beetle of Volkswagen

What’s there to dislike about the New Beetle? It’s a car that makes people smile wherever it goes. It stands out like an orange life raft in a grey sea of auto-anonymity. Even if they don’t immediately recognise the Beetle connection – and not everyone does – expressions of affectionate interest are instant and heartfelt….

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The Life and Contributions of George Westinghouse to the Industrial Revolution in the United States of America

George Westinghouse: A man that all of America may be proud. Most people know the name Westinghouse as the name of an appliance, but where did the name come from? Many people may not know that George Westinghouse was not only an inventor, but a visionary….

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