Thursday, September 16, 2004

Chapter 1

After dreading having to read chapter 1 for days, I was surprised to find out that it was actually interesting. It absolutely makes you think of how organizations affect our lives on a daily basis and in many different areas. The neat thing is that all of this organizations function on a similar structure as stated in the book. To think that the Starbucks that I get my grande skim vanilla latte at in the morning runs in a similar way as General Electric.

I never realized that there was a difference between a non - profit and not- for- profit organization. I had just always assumed that were the same thing. This had always left me with the notion that working for either such of an organization meant that an employee would make little to no money, but now I understand that at some not- for- profit organization an employee could be in a very lucrative position. Now I am thinking that perhaps I should find one of these more lucrative places to work at, but then again maybe not.

The whole idea of peon is one that has crossed my mind more and more as of late. As a soon to be college graduate from Marymount Manhattan College, I am starting realize that I am going to start on the bottom of food chain at a corporation. This ticks me off a little, but at least now the book has taught me a few principles to get moving up in status. Cyndi told how co-worders at her job have been fired for jumping the chain of command. That is something that as young adults we should remember because I find that Generation X doesn't like to listen much. I will for sure be CYAing myself and hopefully the other principles as well. Stephanie Tucker I think like have you had experience in lots of different types of organization. That is such a valuable experience that many kids our age don't have yet..


Blogger Nicole said...

For some reason this is not posting, but is in my archive.

September 16, 2004 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Aubrey A. Strickland said...

Hey Nicole... what is your bosses name that owns lever house?

September 25, 2004 at 12:44 AM  

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