30 April 2018

Works Cited
NAWROCKA, AGNIESZKA, et al. “The Relationship between Meeting of Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health and Perceived Work Ability among White-Collar Workers.” European Journal of Sport Science, vol. 18, no. 3, Apr. 2018, pp. 415-422. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/17461391.2018.1424257.

Goes into depth about the lifestyle physically of a white collar worker. “Participants recorded 7-day physical activity logs, including form, duration and intensity of leisure-time physical activities. The results were compared to health recommendations. The results of binary logistic regression show that meeting health-related physical activity recommendations almost double the odds of reaching at least good work ability.”(NAWROCKA). Correlates to worrking conditions of people who work for large companies.

April 27 Free writing

From the prompt, there is a variety of questions that makes you ask yourself what it really means to be working.  Are you in good working conditions, did your intelligence get you the job, or simply the stereotypical norms people put each other in from their individual work. There is a numeorous gap between manual labor and white collar. Between the two, both of them come with challenges and help you build a sense of urgency. There is attention brought to the manual labor, because of the poor working condtions, for such little wage. With white collar work, it takes people time and effort to get to the position they are trying to acquire. Without doubt, both take personal effort and a strong mentality to get the job done well. One may be “considered” better than the other, but that doesn’t necesarily mean the other is considered easier. Each of these oppurtunities are really up to the person, if they want to pursue a career, or simply work for a large company. There are numerous arguments between them, some people just can’t afford an education to get them to their chosen career. Resulting in, manual labor that helps them get money to support themselves, or their family.  These follow with cultural norms, and stereotypes people view each other in, that are resulting in a negative perspective.

Focusing more into depth on the poor conditions manual labor people work in, with numerous issues revolving the negative components in this chosen field of work.

25 April 2018

My parents work very hard to keep my family financially stable. They both work for the law and their jobs take time and effort. I think physically and psychologically it isn’t like working for Amazon or other large companies. It is more about what it took them to get there instead. Their jobs reflect how well they can write, work with others, and learn more about how the law works.  My father works as a civil lawyer, and my mom works as a detective in worker’s compensation. It is more about their skill set they learned to become this specific career, not as much like in the working wage article. However, both of these jobs are not considered easy, they are quite difficult and require a lot of mental effort.  My family is considered a Middle Class family, and they have worked very hard to provide me with an education as well as my older sister.

April 18th

https://www.unitedwayoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/united-way-cost-study-homelessness-2017-report.pdf

This is the article I chose,

Results from our sample of homeless individuals indicate that Orange County’s homeless population is de ned largely by the following characteristics:

  • They are mainly long-term OC residents, with 68% of the 252 homeless surveyed having lived in the county for 10 years or longer
  • They are predominately US-born individuals (90%)
  • non-Hispanic White (47%), male (57%) and live alone (67%)
  • The major factors precipitating homelessness in our sample (in order of frequency of mention) are:
    • Securing or retaining jobs with sustainable wages (40%)
    • Finding or retaining affordable housing, including evictions and foreclosures (36%)
    • Family issues, which include domestic violence, family dysfunction, relationship dissolution and death of a family member (28%)
    • Alcohol and/or drugs (22%)
    • Mental health (17%)
    • Physical health (13%)
    • Release from jail/prison (7%)