Working Hard and Making Do

Author: Margaret K. Nelson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520921696
Format: PDF
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The economic recovery of the 1990s brought with it a surge of new jobs, but the prospects for most working Americans improved little. Family income rose only slightly and the period witnessed a significant degradation of the quality of work as well as in what people could expect from their waged employment. In this book, Margaret K. Nelson and Joan Smith take a look inside the households of working-class Americans to consider how they are coping with large-scale structural changes in the economy, specifically how the downgrading of jobs has affected survival strategies, gender dynamics, and political attitudes. Drawing on both randomly distributed telephone surveys and in-depth interviews, Nelson and Smith explore the differences in the survival strategies of two groups of working-class households in a rural county: those in which at least one family member has been able to hold on to good work (a year-round, full-time job that carries benefits) and those in which nobody has been able to secure or retain steady employment. They find that households with good jobs are able to effectively use all of their labor power—they rely on two workers; they engage in on-the-side businesses; and they barter with friends and neighbors. In contrast, those living in families without at least one good job find themselves considerably less capable of deploying a complex, multi-faceted survival strategy. The authors further demonstrate that this difference between the two sets of households is accompanied by differences in the gender division of labor within the household and the manner in which individuals make sense of, and respond to, their employment.

Working Hard is Not Good Enough

Author: TGC Prasad
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 818400527X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Less than 2 percent of entrepreneurs succeed, only 15 percent employees get the best hikes, promotions and appraisal ratings. Less than 1 percent get to senior management positions and higher. Does this mean the rest do not work as hard or are not as smart? They are! But there are subtle, yet profound differences. According to bestseller author, TGC Prasad, there is more to accomplishments than just working hard or at times even being smarter. Working Hard is Not Good Enough is an insightful management book for all who want to make a difference to their performance, potential and life in general–to achieve success and importantly happiness.

Morning and Evening Meditations from the Word of God

Author: Michael J. Akers
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490829180
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.

Summary How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2806246989
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The must-read summary of Robert Kriegel's book: "How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard: Rethinking the Rules, Reinventing the Game". This complete summary of the ideas from Robert Kriegel's book "How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard" shows that it’s possible to be more productive, create more profit and be happier by working less hours, but in a more direct way. This summary takes this principle and splits it into two guidelines: don’t conform, but rethink the way you work, and don’t compete against others. It also breaks down these principles into measures that every businessperson can apply. Exploit your strengths, for example, rather than trying to solve your weaknesses; make a serious effort to halve your number of meetings; look at business ideas outside of your industry, and think how they could be applied. In short, look carefully at your market’s assumptions, and your personal ones, and challenge whether they are effective, could be done more quickly or need to be done at all. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard" and discover how to work better, not harder.

Working Hard Drinking Hard

Author: Adrienne Pine
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520941624
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Honduras is violent." Adrienne Pine situates this oft-repeated claim at the center of her vivid and nuanced chronicle of Honduran subjectivity. Through an examination of three major subject areas—violence, alcohol, and the export-processing (maquiladora) industry—Pine explores the daily relationships and routines of urban Hondurans. She views their lives in the context of the vast economic footprint on and ideological domination of the region by the United States, powerfully elucidating the extent of Honduras's dependence. She provides a historically situated ethnographic analysis of this fraught relationship and the effect it has had on Hondurans' understanding of who they are. The result is a rich and visceral portrait of a culture buffeted by the forces of globalization and inequality.

More than a Cog

Author: David Baron
Publisher: David Baron
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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“MORE than a COG” is a guide meant to help “regular” employees learn how they can get more out of their jobs while becoming indispensable to their companies. For as long as I can remember I have worked alongside some number of “regular” employees. And they have all complained about their positions, their compensation and their companies. And, they never understood why they were in the positions they were, or why others (such as myself) were treated so differently. Finally, after years of being exposed to such tribulations, and, coupled with the past several years of hard times for the American work-force, I decided to try to help all of those regular employees become more than regular. Are you a Cog in some big machine of a Company? It’s OK – most of us are. But are you secure in your position within that company? Are you getting recognized and compensated the way you think you should? Whether you’re flipping burgers for McDonalds, bending fenders for GM or counting beans for Earnst & Young, you need to be more than just another Cog – you need to be the best. Learn how great employees: Work at a career, not just a job. Don’t allow time, inexperience or overconfidence to limit them. Understand and honor the two-way relationship between themselves and their company. Make sure that everyone knows what needs to be known. Recognize and act upon opportunities to shine. Honor commitments that may have been made. Manage supervisor and customer expectation levels. Show pride in hard jobs done well. Take responsibility when things go wrong. Recognize that superiors and customers are partners for success. This ground-breaking manual for employees can show you how to increase your value to your company, while increasing the amount of joy and pride you take in your work. Here are some of the strong points that the book and its message have going for it: Reads easy - I am literally “talking” to the reader. As a reader you can visualize me speaking to you, employee-to-employee. The “conversation” feels personal, it feels natural. Reads quickly - An interested reader should be able to breeze through this book in two or three sittings. This is not some dense, 1,000+ page tome, but more of a svelte manual, short and to the point. Humorous and topical - I employ many references to real life situations or popular theatrical arts that most readers will identify with and enjoy. The stories help people feel more at ease, making it easier to get the message across. Surprising and Obvious at the same time - Just like anything else that generates those wonderful “Ah ha” moments in life, this book says things that will open peoples' eyes and make them feel surprised that they “...never thought of that before.” And yet as you sit there, after reading it, you will know that most people don't see what is so obvious. High Goals Tempered with Realism - With each lesson of “how to do things” comes a safety valve, a dose of reality, called Caveats. Readers appreciate it when an author lets them know that he knows the limits of his own advice. Easy to Grasp - Each chapter presents a single notion or technique. Plus the text is distilled down to its most basic message in the final “take-away” that concludes each chapter. Written by true authority - I am not some stuffy college professor, a Wall Street analyst, or retired CEO. I am and have always been, an employee – just a Cog. I am writing as one employee to another. I know what I'm talking about, and it comes across that way. A Needy Audience - The U.S. collegiate system churns out several hundred thousand new employees per year, on top of the tens of millions of workers already in the workforce. Nobody has been trained on “how to work.” Without help, many of these people are sitting ducks. Little Competition – There are dozens of books on how to climb the corporate ladder, how to be an effective leader or successful entrepreneur, how to be more organized, yada, yada, yada. But there are practically no books on how to be a good employee. Managers make up less than 20% of any corporation. I'm interested in the other 80%, the people nobody cares too much about - the common worker. Timely - Now more than ever, employees need to hear the message of this book. Employees need to learn what they can so that they can hold on to the jobs they have.

Getting Into Management It Is As Easy As Playing Spades

Author: Cassandra Chapman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475997361
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you want to change your life for the better and get yourself a job that you truly enjoy doing, then this book is all about helping you find your way there. It’s a realistic look at life and all its challenges, whether it is about finding a job or securing a management position. By using the card game of Spades, Cassandra hopes to show you just how taking risks and calling bluffs can be a good thing. Life is a game and learning how to play it well is all you need to focus on, and with Cassandra, your trip will be exciting and wonderful, all in one. The explanations and examples used in the book are so simple and common that anyone and everyone will have no problem finding it an entertaining and easy to follow read. Be a winner today. Take the first step with this book.

Proceedings of the 2002 Academy of Marketing Science AMS Annual Conference

Author: Harlan E. Spotts
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331911882X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science. This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2002 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Sanibel Harbour Resort, Florida.

STOP Talking To Me

Author: Lynn M. Zettler, ACC
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450252605
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Have you ever been aware of your thoughts and noticed how many are negative versus how many are positive? Did you know that if you talk negatively to yourself, you set the tone of failure and disappointment, while talking positively to yourself sets the tone of success and happiness? STOP Talking To Me will teach you how to turn your negative thinking into routine positive thinking, so that you will set the stage for your happiness and success. The simple S-T-O-P process which accompanies each specified emotion, along with the examples and stories will enable you to learn to pivot your thoughts and become that positive minded person you’ve always admired. Better yet, the book is specifically designed to be small enough to carry with you, so that you will have it handy whenever you find yourself in the realm of negative thinking! IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. All you have to do is to take the next step forward.

Migration Familie und soziale Lage

Author: Thomas Geisen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531941275
Format: PDF
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Das Thema „Migration und Familie" findet seit einigen Jahren verstärkt Beachtung. Dies geschieht meist im Zusammenhang mit der Thematisierung von Problemen und Defiziten, insbesondere in den Bereichen Bildung und Erziehung, sowie in Bezug auf das Geschlechterverhältnis. In anderer Weise erfolgt diese Thematisierung im Care-Bereich: Während einerseits Familien bei der Betreuung und Pflege von Angehörigen zunehmend auf die Arbeit von Migrant/innen angewiesen sind, wird anderseits gerade diese Konstellation zur Belastungen für die Familien der Migrant/innen. Die Beiträge des Bandes greifen die Vielfalt und Widersprüchlichkeit familialer Praxen im Kontext von Migration auf und liefern differenzierte Analysen zu aktuellen Fragen von Bildung, Gender und Care.