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OUR CHANGING SOCIETY

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Discuss the causes of the changes in workers’ attitude by the follo...
KINGSTON

OUR CHANGING SOCIETY
1. Being a worker with and for whom they abominate (Goleman, D., 2012)
2. Being an employee...
KINGSTON

OUR CHANGING SOCIETY

for what they love to be happy and their life becomes more meaningful. This essay discusse...
KINGSTON

OUR CHANGING SOCIETY

love in their companies; while the others, the rest of them, simply get paid so they can a...
KINGSTON

OUR CHANGING SOCIETY

and memorable event on 9th November or the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake disaster, seems lik...
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Our changing society: Discuss the causes of the changes in workers’ attitude by the following statement: ‘I don’t live to work, I work to live'

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Based on “Not another day”, Slug (a famous US rapper) has mentioned in his song about one of the most important and imminent issues in society: “Live to work, to live, to work, to live. She is going to feed the kid and give it all she’s got to give. Plus she’s trying to catch a little overtime. If she stays till 4, she could be home by 5” (Not another day, 2008). Those lyrics told a story of a woman who worked hard for her family and she never had enough time for her children as for her own life; she always thought of getting the new way of living someday. By the meaning of “Not another day”, it emphasizes about the changing attitude to work expressed of people everywhere in nowadays (Slug, 2008). In the past, people lived to work under pressure and in a stressful environment; however, the new generations of society now are coming with new options of choosing the way to work. They work to live as working for what they love to be happy and their life becomes more meaningful. This essay discusses the causes of these changes in working life, followed by an analysis. Finally, this argument provides effects of those transformations in society, coming from the following statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live”.

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  1. 1. KINGSTON OUR CHANGING SOCIETY ESSAY PLAN ESSAY TITLE Discuss the causes of the changes in workers’ attitude by the following statement: ‘I don’t live to work, I work to live’. TOPIC FOCUS ACTION WORK THE CAUSES OF THE CHANGES IN WORKERS’ ATTITUDE ANALYSIS/ DISCUSS/ EXTEND I> INTRODUCTION 1. Cited from a part of song which linked to the essay issue’s statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live” Slug, Atmosphere band (2008), Sad Clown Bad Spring 12 (album): Not anotherday, http://rapgenius.com/Atmosphere-not-another-day-lyrics#note-511761 2. Give an explanation of the song-lyrics’ meaning to describe the people’s attitude to work with changes that are taking place and are reflected in popular culture 3. Emphasize the changes in working attitude between the past and nowadays 4. Essay structure and Thesis Statement: This essay discusses the causes of these changing in working life, followed by some analysis and argument then finally, gives some effects of those transformations to our society by the following statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live”. II> BODY POINT-BY-POINT STRUCTURE Paragraph 1:  Indicate and explain the meaning of the following statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live” to point out the changes of people’s attitude in workplace  Figure out the differences in work and life which make the good and bad work-life balance and how is workers’ attitude changing, cited in Sestili’s online article Sestili, T., (2013). Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work. [online] Available at: http://www.divinecaroline.com/lifeetc/career-money/work-live-don%E2%80%99t-live-work [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Paragraph 2: Analyses four main causes which bring the bad work-life balance and make the changes of people’s working attitude: MAXIE-K1270095 P1
  2. 2. KINGSTON OUR CHANGING SOCIETY 1. Being a worker with and for whom they abominate (Goleman, D., 2012) 2. Being an employee for a company which they disregard (Estrin, M., 2010) 3. Going to work with distasteful traffic (Doyle, A., 2013 and Cormier, K.,2012) 4. Company doesn’t recognize and respect their importance (Sestili, T., 2013) Goleman, D., (2012). How to work with someone you hate. [online] 2nd February, 2012. Available at: http://leadersin.com/users/DanielGoleman/articles/how-to-work-with-someone-you-hate [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Estrin, M. (2010). Cope with a job you hate: 11 Tips to Cope with a Job you hate. [online] 12th January, 2010. Available at: http://uk.askmen.com/money/career_100/123_career.html [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Doyle, A. (2013). About.com: what to do when you hate your job. [online]. Available at: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/findajob/a/hatemyjob.htm [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Cormier, K. (2012). Hellacious hallways cause traffic jams. [online] 15th October, 2012. Available at: http://www.cchspress.com/op-ed/2012/10/15/hellacious-hallways-cause-traffic-jams/ [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Sestili, T., (2013). Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work. [online] Available at: http://www.divinecaroline.com/lifeetc/career-money/work-live-don%E2%80%99t-live-work [Accessed 26th July, 2013] III> CONCLUSION 1. Taking everything mentioned above in consideration to summarize all the causes of the changing attitude to work expressed in society nowadays 2. Clarify some causes in specific way and figure out some effects (e.g. people’s heart disease, emotional issues) 3. Have a view on Sestili’s opinion and her question about how workers think to use and spend time more careful and make better options for their work (Sestili, T., 2013) ESSAY Based on “Not another day”, Slug (a famous US rapper) has mentioned in his song about one of the most important and imminent issues in society: “Live to work, to live, to work, to live. She is going to feed the kid and give it all she’s got to give. Plus she’s trying to catch a little overtime. If she stays till 4, she could be home by 5” (Not another day, 2008). Those lyrics told a story of a woman who worked hard for her family and she never had enough time for her children as for her own life; she always thought of getting the new way of living someday. By the meaning of “Not another day”, it emphasizes about the changing attitude to work expressed of people everywhere in nowadays (Slug, 2008). In the past, people lived to work under pressure and in a stressful environment; however, the new generations of society now are coming with new options of choosing the way to work. They work to live as working MAXIE-K1270095 P2
  3. 3. KINGSTON OUR CHANGING SOCIETY for what they love to be happy and their life becomes more meaningful. This essay discusses the causes of these changes in working life, followed by an analysis. Finally, this argument provides effects of those transformations in society, coming from the following statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live”. First of all, in the current economic, everyone can realize a big pressure over their shoulders on giving up the worklife balance for the sake of saving their job. Tracey Sestili, CEO at Beverly Fund Lung Cancer Foundation, argued that there are the good and bad work-life balances in society (Divine Caroline, 2013). Basically, she explained that the differences between those balances make the transformation from the worker’s thoughts to their working attitude as indicated in the following statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live”. In her article, Sestili (2013) emphasized a fact that everyone now depends on working for their house, paying the fees, buying food and providing for their family. Nonetheless, how much time they were working is how many times they could not spend and enjoy their life to those whom they love. As she brought a question: “What good is all that money and all those lost hours with your loved ones really worth?”, she wanted everyone to understand how important of having a good work-life balance. In addition to this, Sestili analyzed that there are four main factors which contribute to a bad work-life balance what are also the causes of changing people’s attitude in workplace. The first factor is that people were working with and for whom they abominate. Working for someone they abhor can be inopportune and inconvenient which also make them feel disconcerting and distressing. A big head partner, troublesome teammate or a nonstop complainer and an outrageous colleague can negatively affect their performance and working attitude. Instead of concentrating on the work people must do together, they may end up reducing time and effectiveness; everyone is struggling to calm down and keep their emotions in quiet and attempting to oversee their behaviors as well as the others’ (Goleman, D., 2012). The next point which causes the changes of attitude is that the workers disregarded their company, they found themselves fearful of working in the morning and impotent to take rest at the end of the week (Estrin, M., 2010). As Estrin (2010) states, it cannot be denied that if everybody had a passion for their job, they would never seemingly call it work. To support this point, Estrin implied that the successful and happy ones are those people who know how to get paid for doing what they MAXIE-K1270095 P3
  4. 4. KINGSTON OUR CHANGING SOCIETY love in their companies; while the others, the rest of them, simply get paid so they can afford to do what they like on the weekends (2010). Furthermore, those others always chew and repeat one wearisome and exhausted quote in their head: “I hate to work. I abhor going to office. I abominate my chief.” (Doyle, A., 2013). Besides, the third cause which cannot be ignored is that the workers often go to work with distasteful traffic which is almost a common problem, inevitable for anyone. “This was before I encountered the hallways from hell. People form crowds, leaving no room for an eager person like me to pass on by”, a report’ saying of a journalist (Cormier, K., 2012). Last but not least, the most important reason changes the working attitude is that the company does not recognize and respect their importance. In an ideal world, everyone would not be working in a job that clashed with their values, but it happens in opposite way in real life. According to Sestili’s article, most of people could feel that their company did not value their right value what makes them more stressful (Divine Caroline, 2013). In other words, workers imagined of holding a ton of pressures over their shoulder. Overall, as everything mentioned above, there are four main factors which is making reeling the balance between work and life and bringing the changes of working attitude in society, coming from the following statement: “I don’t live to work, I work to live”. Working for someone whom people hate or for a company where they despise, having troubles in the traffic before office time and feeling an inaccurate evaluation for their dedication are more stressful factors than anyone can imagine. The workers get so many pressure and almost time they think that they cannot breathe for a minute because they are living to work, not to live. In reality, an extreme stress can produce a lot of adrenalin which affects human’s blood circulation, leading to heart attacks and cause heart diseases seriously (Sestili, 2013). A long commute is another drawback and disadvantage to people’s life; even if they have kept calmed to spiritually face with traffic-jam, accepted public transportation, and lowered their carbon footprint, they are still losing their own precious time. With eight hours or more in car or on train, those times are tantamount to an extra working day per week, but workers are only getting paid for five, not six (Slug, 2008). They are robbing time for themselves and the people whom they are interacting with of their full attention. Time is extremely valuable thing that people always waste it for what they see and think immediately but life can change in an instant. As the tragic MAXIE-K1270095 P4
  5. 5. KINGSTON OUR CHANGING SOCIETY and memorable event on 9th November or the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake disaster, seems like everything changes in one second, and sometimes people can be unable to do what they want, they care and they really love in “tomorrow” anymore (Sestili, 2013). “So would not you want to reduce your stress level by working in a better place or for a better boss?”, a question has been posed from Sestili (2013). * Sumthin isnot academic style here: as you see, I put some words and sentences in Italic style and opaque, matte color which mean that we can remove them from my essay to stay in approximately 900 words :D BIBLIOGRAPHY Slug, Atmosphere (2008), Sad Clown Bad Spring 12 (album): Not another day, [online lyrics] Available at: http://rapgenius.com/Atmosphere-not-another-day-lyrics#note-511761 [Accessed 26th July, 2013] California Tomorrow, 2006. Our changing society. [online] Available at: http://www.californiatomorrow.org/about_ct/our_changing_society/index.php [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Sestili, T., (2013). Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work. [online] Available at: http://www.divinecaroline.com/lifeetc/career-money/work-live-don%E2%80%99t-live-work [Accessed 26th July, 2013] About.me (2013). Tracy Sestili. [online] Available at: http://about.me/tracysestili [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Goleman, D., (2012). How to work with someone you hate. [online] 2nd February, 2012. Available at: http://leadersin.com/users/DanielGoleman/articles/how-to-work-with-someone-you-hate [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Danielgoleman.info (2013). About Daniel Goleman. [online] Available at: http://danielgoleman.info/biography/ [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Estrin, M. (2010). Cope with a job you hate: 11 Tips to Cope with a Job you hate. [online] 12th January, 2010. Available at: http://uk.askmen.com/money/career_100/123_career.html [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Zoominfo (2013). Michael Estrin. [online] Available at: http://www.zoominfo.com/p/MichaelEstrin/484320851 [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Doyle, A. (2013). About.com: what to do when you hate your job. [online] Available at: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/findajob/a/hatemyjob.htm [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Alisondoyle (2013). About Alison Doyle. [online] Available at: http://www.alisondoyle.com/about/ [Accessed 26 July, 2013] th Cormier, K. (2012). Hellacious hallways cause traffic jams. [online] 15th October, 2012. Available at: http://www.cchspress.com/op-ed/2012/10/15/hellacious-hallways-cause-traffic-jams/ [Accessed 26th July, 2013] Cchspress (2013). Staff Profile: Kalif Cormier. [online] Available at: http://www.cchspress.com/uncategorized/2012/10/02/kalif-cormier/ [Accessed 26th July, 2013] MAXIE-K1270095 P5

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