MLA Annotated Bibliography on Can Higher Status Job Give Psychological Comfort? How Should Look a Happy Workplace?
Brandys, Marek. Personal interview. 15 May 2009.
Most people believe that a good job allows us to pay our bills, subsist, buy pleasure and feed our materialistic desire. Also, a good job gives us status and social position. Obviously, it is truth; however, a job can have a psychological effect on us. This is a fact which I found out during interviewing Marek Brandys who is a branch manager in a bank. Since he graduated a High School, a bank is his first workplace. He has worked in banking for 12 years. He started a teller, and after a few promotions and graduating a college, he became to be a manager. Generally, Brandys is proud of himself that he achieved his goals such as education, good job, social position, and he is happy outside but not inside. His job cost him a lot of stress and discomfort which have an impact on his life.
Gradner, Marilyn. “Seven Things Employees Want Most To Be Happy at Work.” Christian Science
Monitor January 28, 2008: Academic Search Premier, Lexisnexis.LaGuardia Community College
Library , Long Island City, NY. May 15, 2009.
A good salary, a pleasant office, generous benefits play a role in job satisfaction. However, workplace specialists are discovering that for many workers, the “happiness factor” depends on intangibles such as respect, trust, and fairness. The author of this article describes seven factors which make employees happy at workplace. Study shows that these small things make workers feel committed to an organization. This article can be helpful for people who create workplace, because it presents facts supported by professionals’ opinions.
Sloan, Melissa M. “Emotional Management and Workplace Status: Consequences for Well-Being.”
International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion(IJWOE) Vol.2 – Issue 3 – 2008
ISSN(online):1740-8946, ISSN(PRINT): 1740-8938
Although originally thought to be performed primarily in service occupations, emotion management is important in many types of job. Melissa M. Sloan who is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Behavioral Science at Drew University investigates the antecedents and consequences of emotion management in the workplace. The findings indicate that the amount of emotion a worker performs depends on the worker’s status within the workplace. In addition, managing emotions at work is psychologically distressing for workers when it increases feelings of estrangement from their true selves and real feelings.
Terkel, Studs. Working. New York: The New Press, 2004. Print.
In this book which was written in 70’s, the author presents people who work in different fields and their sensations about their work. One of the people presented in Terkel’s book is Terry Mason who is a stewardess. Being a stewardess used to be a job that she could be proud of it, because she could travel to different places and be surrounded by people from different culture. In 1970’s, the majority could only dream about it. She has recognition in society, especially, in her family. However, her job doesn’t give satisfaction, because she isn’t respect by exacting passengers. Her job can be an example of psychological suffering.