WORK. IS. We stand in the rain in a long line waiting at Ford Highland Park. For work. You know what work is—if you're old enough to read this you know what work is, although you may not do it. Forget you. This is about waiting, shifting from
Author: Philip Levine
Winner of the National Book Award in 1991 “This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin’s First-Rate Plumbing and Plating. Only Studs Terkel’s Working approaches the pathos and beauty of this book. But Levine’s characters are also significant for their inner lives, not merely their jobs. They are unusually artistic, living ‘at the borders of dreams.’ One reads The Tempest ‘slowly to himself’; another ponders a diagonal chalk line drawn by his teacher to suggest a triangle, the roof of a barn, or the mysterious separation of ‘the dark from the dark.’ What Work Is ranks as a major work by a major poet . . . very accessible and utterly American in tone and language.” —Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal
That device has altered both the speed with which work is done and its very
nature. It has reconfigured the world of work as have perhaps no other inventions
since electricity or the assembly line. It has created not only a new industry; it has
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Concludes that all American high school students must develop a new set of competencies and foundation skills; that qualities of high performance that characterize the most competitive companies must become the standard for the majority of all companies; and American schools must be transformed into high-performance organizations in their own right. Describes the skills and personal qualities that workers need in order to be competent, and the productive use of resources, interpersonal skills, information, systems and technology by effective workers. Illustrated.
Laura Lee Downs Is closing a door a form of “work?” asks Maria Ågren in the
opening lines of her chapter “The Complexities of Work.” Throughout this volume,
each of the contributing authors grapples with the question of what work is—or, ...
Author: Raffaella Sarti
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn’t. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding labor within the highly gendered realm of household economies. Drawing from scholarship on gender history, economic sociology, family history, civil law, and feminist economics, these essays explore the changing and often contested boundaries between what was and is considered work in different Euro-American contexts over several centuries, with an eye to the ambiguities and biases that have shaped mainstream conceptions of work across all social sectors.
'work' done by rational, independent, autonomous individuals. It's messier and
more contingent, more specific and more relational than that implies. It's affected
by how the work is managed, both by managerial and supervisory staff, and by
Author: Pettinger, Lynne
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
Why does work matter? As changes occur in how work is organised across the globe, What’s wrong with work shows that how workers are treated has wide implications beyond the lives of workers themselves. Recognising gender, race, class and global differences, the book looks at three kinds of increasingly important work – green work, IT work and the ‘gig’ economy - within the context of the neoliberal society, the promises of technologisation and anticipated environmental catastrophe. It considers the ways formal work is often dependent on informal work, especially domestic work and care work. Accessible and engaging, it concludes by considering political and ethical questions in what might make work better, arguing that there is a collective responsibility to address bad work.
EXAMPLES . XVII . Work . Articles 95–100 . 1. A weight of 600 lbs . is raised to the
top of an inclined plano whose length is 1200 feet , and the angle of inclination =
10 ° : What work is done ? 2. A weight of 150 lbs . is raised to the top of a tower ...
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ciation was formed in Pittsburgh , subsequent to that there were 2,500 square
feet of work , at one . the time we had adopted a book , we made a half cent a foot
, and ...
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immemorial , to use In Mayence there is a place to which working look for an over
- ready appreciation of whatever them as presents from princes and nobles , and
The last major item is the work breakdown structure . The WBS is the breaking
down of the statement of work into smaller elements so that better visibility and
control will be obtained . Each of these planning items will be described in the ...
Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Category: Industrial project management
This widely acclaimed classic reference has been completely revised and reorganized, providing readers at all levels of experience with an authoritative, up-to-date source that's easier than ever to see. New to this edition are updates to all chapters. Newly released Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge updates throughout.
changed, and in the case of decreases the employees feels that he is being
compelled to do more work. In one case the rate of pay is being lowered whereas
in the other the amount of work is being increased. Of the two the latter is, if
This was the sacred compensation to our Northern armies for their work never
ceases - has no Jewish Sabbath rest , but contheir sufferings and toils — that
they were doing a great work tinues forever . for humanity , posterity , civilization
Author: McPherrin Hatfield DonaldsonPublish On: 1939
What non-money benefits do most workmen expect of their jobs ? 2. What
drawbacks must often be set off against these usual job benefits ? 3. What makes
a workman desirable, (a) to his employer ? (b) as a fellow-workman ? State the
Regardless of where we are in our careers, we can all find joy and meaning in the work we do, from the construction zone flagger who keeps his crew safe to the corporate executive who believes that her company’s products will change the ...
Author: Bryan J. Dik
Publisher: Templeton Press
Category: Business & Economics
Do you ever feel sick of your job? Do you ever envy those people who seem to positively love what they do? While those people head off to work with a sense of joy and purpose, for the rest of us trudging back to the office on Monday morning or to the factory for the graveyard shift or to the job site on a hundred-degree day can be an exercise in soul crushing desperation. “If only we could change jobs,” we tell ourselves, “that would make it better.” But we don’t have the right education . . . or we don’t have enough experience . . . or the economy isn’t right . . . or we can’t afford the risk right now. So we keep going back to the same old unsatisfying jobs. The wonderful truth, though, is that almost any kind of occupation can offer any one of us a sense of calling. Regardless of where we are in our careers, we can all find joy and meaning in the work we do, from the construction zone flagger who keeps his crew safe to the corporate executive who believes that her company’s products will change the world. In Make Your Job a Calling authors Bryan J. Dik and Ryan D. Duffy explore this powerful idea and help the reader navigate the many challenges—both internal and external—that may arise along the pathway to a sense of calling at work. Over the course of four sections, the authors define the idea of calling, review cutting-edge research on the subject, provide practical guidelines for discerning a calling at all stages of work and life, and explore what calling will look like as workplace norms continue to evolve. They also take pains to present a realistic view of the subject by unpacking the perils and challenges of pursuing one’s higher purpose, especially in an uncertain economy. The lessons presented will resound with anyone in any line of work and will show how the power of calling can beneficially shape individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.
Highway Topics ISSUED MONTHLY of the Ohio Division of Highways and many
of the counties hold meetings each year as required by law for the purpose of
determining what work it Ohio ' s God Roads Magazine would be to the public
We never know where it might be that I will work next , or who will be there that I
know — it's really fun . “ I feel that you have done far more for me than I can ever
do for you and I wish that you could encourage others who have the doldrums ...
Next , this staff is provided with a means of determining what work must be done ,
and setting priorities in which it should be ... Finally , the inspection reports are
reviewed continuously , and from these reviews , job orders are prepared ( by the
Issues for include section: Bituminous roads and streets.
Xena , an Iranian - Canadian who works in a mental health clinic , reported , I
certainly try to project myself as a person who is professional about my job . I am
maintaining appropriate boundaries . [ I am ] somebody who is competent ,
So China has its " social workers ” who deal with the same types of human and
social problems with which social work is identified in our country . Near the end
of this meeting with Chinese officials we were asked about the status of social ...
Such gender - typing of jobs leads to filling them with specific persons who are
biologically male or female , further reinforcing the initial assumption that certain work is “ men's work , " whereas other work is “ women's work . ” “ Gender - role ...
work ( 1 ) ; however , these are usually jobs with little security and the cost of
these jobs - by definition of use to the community - is completely or partly borne
by the State . in the medium term , the voluntary sector may be the " launch - pad "
Secondly , strated competence and the necessary there must be full and public
disclosure of capabilities to undertake this work exist in what work is planned and
what requirethis country . ments are perceived in the future . Thirdly , a ...