Your Final Examination will be an essay exam with 5 questions, all of which you must answer to the best of your ability. Your answers should be 1-2 pages (250-500 words) in length.
Answer all five (5) questions. Base all answers on class readings, discussions and materials.
1.Identify and explain the four (4) ways in which marginal jobs deviate from the norms expected of work. Then explain which members of the labor force have the highest likelihood of working in marginal job and why.
2.Contrast Skill Upgrading, Deskilling and the Mixed Effects positions and answer the question: Identify which of these theories best explains how technology has impacted the professions. Identify which of these theories best explains how technology has impacted workers in marginal jobs. Provide evidence to support your arguments.
3.Compare and contrast the role of employer, customer and worker in service interactions. Explain how the worker may manipulate the service interaction. Define emotional work and explain when and why “losing it” and “burnout” may occur.
4.Identify and explain the four (4) hallmarks of a profession. Compare the hallmark approach with the Conflict Approach on the issue of whether the professions constitute a meritocracy.
5.Do multinational corporations benefit developing nations? If so, how? Provide examples. Then identify and describe three (3) concerns sociologists should raise regarding the power Multinational Corporations (MNCs) hold in the world.
This examination will be available for you to take beginning at 12:00 AM EST on the Monday morning of Module 8 and will close promptly the following Sunday evening at 11:55 PM EST. It is suggested you write or print out the essay questions for handy reference as you develop your responses. Be sure to submit your essay exam in one Word document and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox.
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•View: The Overspent American
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•Listen: NPR: Profiles in Low Wage America. Select three (3) stories
•Read: Sociological Perspectives on Homelessness
•Read Hodson & Sullivan Chapters 14, 15 & 16
Final Examination Essay Student`s Name Institutional Affiliation Final Examination Essay 1 Identify and explain the four (4) ways in which marginal jobs deviate from the norms expected of work. Then explain which members of the labor force have the highest likelihood of working in marginal job and why. There are those norms that all jobs are expected to follow. These norms that every work is expected include: legal job content, the work needs to be institutionally regular, it should be stable and all workers are expected to be paid adequate salaries with enough working hours that will enable them earn a living (Hodson & Sullivan, 2012). Those jobs that deviate from either one or all of these expected norms are known as marginal jobs. However, even if all the norms are followed, two people are likely to differ whether the salaries for the workers are adequate. Jobs in competitive industries tend to deviate from the expected norms making marginal jobs to be common in them. The employers may be forced to try different and various tricks that can allow them to offset the stiff competition that they are facing. Some organizations may be forced to have low-wage rates for their employees, lay-off workers and have unstable jobs due to economic difficulties. This tactics may be important to safe the company`s capital or shift its product lines and goals but has a negative impact on the employees. When the economic factors get worse for the company, it...