Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Journal 10 by Kaylee

Developing Forms of Conversation for Callings
One of the profiles that stood out to me was the one about Reverend Eric D. Williams. He was the pastor that heard about another pastor turning down a funeral because the one who had passed away was gay. Although I am not gay or anything, I do think this is a story that should be shared today. Not only was their a sexuality issue, Rev. Williams even mentioned how black dads did not take their sons being gay very well. With that being said, there was also a little racial issue, although that was not the main focus. A quote that stood out to was "The Bible tells us that we're not supposed to do whatever everybody else does. And the fact that this pastor was so afraid of his own congregation getting up and walking away that he couldn't support this family in their darkest hour of need was wrong. So I did the funeral (Isay 238)." This quote is special. He describes the other pastor and how he could not put away his pride or judgments to help someone else out so he stepped in and took control, and that made me happy.

My active reading really helped me get through the Bar Owner profile. There were words like "audacity" and "arthritic" but with my active reading research, I found out that audacity means "willingness to take bold risks" and arthritic means someone who is affected by arthritis. It also helped me better understand the story. I was not sure of what a rubber worker was, but since I was active reading, I decided to look it up and considering she said that her neighborhood was mostly rubber workers, i figured it was important to understand where she is getting all her business from. A rubber worker turned out to be a factory worker, who actually worked in very poor conditions. One of the best websites for this information that I found was 
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"the older guys with the bigger churches were the ones whose voices were heard."

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Journal 10

 Part One: The profile I did was the one about the salmon slicer. I found this one very weird because he retired from a job and he said he was used to making almost $150 an hour and he went to a job making nine dollars an hour. This I think really proves that he likes what he does, a lot. There is a quote that says, "Every time I slice, I want to make the best possible slice I can make. It's a sensual experience that occurs.." If this quote alone doesn't prove he loves what he does I don't know what will. And really what this taught me is that you should always do whatever you love no matter what because if it makes you happy then it makes you happy.
This man is in the same occupation as the man from the profile.
Part two: I actually did some research on this same profile. I looked up vox because I did not know what that meant but I figured out eventually as they kept going on. I even had to look up vocation too because I did not know what that meant either.

Journal 10 by Ciara

The story in which having a purpose for the job would have to be the artist and educator Sol Aramendi. She was the immigrant who made photography a teaching method for other immigrants trying to fit into their new country. I kind of relate to Sol in the aspect of moving to a new place and not feeling welcome. Photography isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of changing lives but Sol made that happen. As her student Cynthia said, "Before I was in your class, I was in a room with a closed door, and you opened the door for me..." (Callings 184). Sol Aramendi changed peoples lives by showing others something that she felt comfort in.
Here's a picture that Sol took. She describes it as decolonization starting at breatfeeding
A career that I found intriguing and wanted to learn more about would have to be the profile on Leonard Berk the salmon slicer.  Before I read his profile I had no idea that being a salmon slicer was even a career choice. In fact when I tried to look it up the only articles that popped up were those covering Leonard. It's amazing to me how Len gave up such a good paying job to earning over a $100 less than what he was earning before. But I guess if you don't love what you're doing then why do it!

Journal 10 by Hannah

Part 1: The profile I chose is the profile with the Neurosurgeon talking with his 8th grade teacher. Towards the beginning, he tells a story about a patient he had who had a tumor which impaired his speech. Then after the patient goes on to tell him "Don't forget to thank your teacher. Make sure you let him know", he explains how much he appreciated his 8th grade teacher. That was the class that helped him figure out that he wanted this job. He was so interested and felt so strong about what he was doing since all the way back in 8th grade. I mean, even the fact that he gave someone back their speech alone is a great example of understanding the entire purpose of this job.
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This is a picture of neurosurgeons looking at, what looks like, a tumor in a brain scan right before surgery. It shows how complicated the job can be, but its so worth it in the end.

Part 2: I chose the profile with Ted the Beekeeper. In this profile, he talks about all of the different floras and honeys, I didn't know what the different floras were and I had no idea there were different kinds of honey. I did more of the vocabulary research, but I found out that the gallberry looks a lot like blueberries and palmettos looks like a tropical leaf. Both of which you can get honey from. I also learned that there are over 300 types of honeys and that they can act as an antibacterial, antiseptic, sweetener, and an antioxidant.

Journal 10 Jeremy Johnson

     Reading Dave Isay, The Purpose and Passion of Work CALLINGS, was very inspiring and directional with life values.  I really loved the Salmon Slicer story starting on page 195.  Leonard "Len" Berk age 85 talks with his friend Joshua Gubitz, 46 about his retired career choice.  He decided to work for a store he had been a customer to for many years and never had his salmon sliced. Yet, he became the stores Salmon slicer working on that perfect slice of salmon. I love how he takes so much pride in what he is doing in his life at this point. Even saying on page 197, "Yeah, I want to spend the rest of my life doing exactly what I'm doing: I want to slice salmon." I'm working toward the perfect slice (Isay 197).  Showing that it's not about money or other's paradigms, but your own recognition to the pride that you can instill in your own everyday life.

Machine used to slice salmon to perfection.

     I also liked the story Starting on page 216, talking about the employment counselor.  Helping young individuals is also a passion of mine.  In todays society I believe we have lost touch on shaping our future that starts with those whom come after us.  To obtain a job in this broad field a masters is not required by some, yet , it is recommended by most.  A simple high school diploma or GED is accepted at lower salary waged jobs in this field.  For those with no degree, a certificate can be needed to apply for this job. As of 2014 Salary is just shy of $54,000 and growing with demand of this job. Clinical counselors and school psychiatrists making most of the money weighing in at about $77,000 a year.  The passion of this job is to provide a path for those who are lost in life.  Being lost is not always bad, sometimes you just need that one special someone who is trained to help you find what your passions are and help you elaborate on them to shape your future.

Journal 10 by Cole

A profile that I found interest too was Sol Aramendi's, the artist and educator. She had used her passions to teach others, and helped others with similar situations. Her class was about art, which she taught to immigrants in Spanish. Her goal was to help other immigrants feel at home in a new place. She was putting aside her time to help others, which I think is very important. It shows why you need to find a passion in your work. She found enjoyment in art, which allowed her to teach others about it. By doing so, she helped fellow immigrants in the new city of New York. "Now I do believe that I'm a New Yorker. This is my home." (Isay 184).

"Most of the time, immigrants are kind of second-class citizens. We are not welcome in many spaces, or we feel like we are not. So I'm reclaiming spaces that we think are not for us." (Isay 183).
As I was reading, the employment counselor profile required me to dig a little deeper. I was pretty unfamiliar with the career until reading. I had to do some research to see what it would take to become one. It is not the easiest career to get into, and requires some education. Many get a bachelor degree in areas such as psychology or counseling. Graduate work can lead to more opportunities in the field, but require 1-2 more years of education. If one is looking to start their own private practice in the field, they are required to become licensed. You must record 3,000 hours on average of supervised field work. After doing this research, I have gained a new respect for those in the field. It requires an enormous amount of work to be able to help others find a job. 

Journal 10 by Ben

The Beekeeping section really spoke to me. He first found out about his love for the bees by having to keeps the bees on the property. Now he loves to keep bees. He found his passion by accident. He got hooked when he discovered why the honey would be different colors. Due to the bees pollinated different types of substances. He was scared by the sound of the bees, but also intrigued by it as well.
honey bees hard at work making that honey.
Another profile that has stood out to me is the bridge tending. That guy followed his dreams by given up a better paying job for something that he liked to do. Follow your dreams, don't follow the money.