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SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 1 and 2

SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 1 and 2

SOC 402 Week 2 DQ 1 and 2

DQ 1 McDonaldization

Analyze your college or workplace using Weber’s model of bureaucracy. What elements (efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control) of McDonaldization do you see? Do you wish life were less McDonaldized? Why or why not?

DQ 2 Generational Differences in the Workplace

Analyze the following scenarios:

a. Bob Jackson is 44. He is the manager of operations for a mid-sized company. He is always working and many employees at work think that he is a workaholic. His goal is to become the company president before he turns 50. In which generational group would Bob fall? Explain your answer.

b. Jerry Thomas is 28 and has just become the new corporate VP at his company. The older VPs with whom he works see him as impulsive, somewhat self-centered and unwilling to play by the rules. In which generational group would Jerry fall? Explain your answer.

SOC 402 Week 2 Assignment – Women and Flexibility in the Workplace

After viewing Women as change agents in America: Part I, determine why Kathleen Christensen believes that the flexibility of women in the workplace is a social and structural issue.

a. Identify some factors that have affected women’s flexibility in the workplace throughout history.

b. Evaluate the factors that have affected women’s pay in the workforce.

c. Hypothesize what may change for women in the workplace within the next 10 years.


SOC 402 Week 3 DQ 1 and 2

DQ 1 Retirement

After viewing Retirement revolution: The new reality, examine how the topic of retirement has changed in American society since the 2008 recession. Describe how it has impacted your plans, family members, or friends’ plans for retirement. Compare traditional views of retirement with current views.

DQ 2 Sexual Harassment

Here are several events that happen in the workplace. Do you believe they fall under the definition of sexual harassment? If so, why? If not, why not?

a. Jane willingly dated a co-worker for the last 3 years. Now, she has met someone else and does not want to continue the relationship with the co-worker. The co-worker does not want to end the relationship and is posting negative things about her on Facebook.

b. Linda offers sexual favors to her professor in order to get a passing grade. The professor agrees, and Linda receives a passing grade.

c. Mary, a supervisor, asks her male employee, Stan, to join her for dinner so they have will some quiet time away from the office to go over his performance evaluation.

d. Bob, a supervisor, makes comments about on a regular basis to his secretary, Susan, about how she is dressed for the day.

e. A customer in a restaurant grabs the rear end of a waitress. She complains about the customer to the manager, who says, “Ignore it, you’ll probably get bigger tip.”

f. Don posts pictures of scantily clothed women on his office walls.

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