RAB Source Entry #2- Mateo

MLA Citation-Laber-warren, Emily. “The 9-to-5 Schedule Should Be the next Pillar of Work to Fall.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/17/opinion/work-flexibility-hours.html.

Supporting details #1- “We get so much done, and I think a lot of it has to do with this flexibility, letting people work when they’re most productive.”

Supporting details #2- “If more employers truly embraced flexible schedules and allowed employees to work at the times that are best for them, experts say, the benefits would be a healthier and more productive, creative and loyal work force.”

Supporting details #3-“People could attend their children’s sporting events or prepare lunch for an infirm parent. Workers with a chronic illness could absent themselves for an hour or two to manage a mild flare-up without having to take a sick day.”

Summary- In the Op-ed piece, ” The 9-to-5 Schedule Should Be the Next Pillar of Work to Fall,” Emily Laber Warren tells us about the benefits of working remote and that people don’t want to return to a 9-5. The writer starts off by saying that 30% of workers would much rather not have to return to their offices full time and would rather find work elsewhere. Warren later discusses that Many employees felt that they could be more productive with their flexible work schedule allowing them to stay home, which would overall let them be in a more healthier and loyal workforce. Furthermore, she explains that workers are able to spend more time quality with family or even just by themselves. Warren finishes off saying that workers that are remote should work on their own schedules that allow them to do their best in their at home situation.

Reflection- I agree with Emily because I think that a 9-5 should not be the mindset of workers after the pandemic. The authors point was to let people know that the pandemic opened a new way of working for certain people and made it more convenient to just login at home any time of the day to get your work done when it best suits you. What this source told me about my research question is that being remote doesn’t only make it convenient for people to work at their own pace and spend more time with family, but also it saved a lot of people with sickness and disabilities who had to commute to work everyday. I selected this source because I felt a personal connection to it because even though I’m not a worker becoming remote allowed me to better focus in school and was just more convenient since I didn’t have to commute an hour going and leaving school.

Emily’s writing style is persuasive. She asked other people’s opinions like, Dawna Ballard, a professor at the University of Texas, Austin, who focuses on time and work and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a technology forecaster. Both these sources agreed with the fact that working remote was all around better, time and health wise. Emily’s intended purpose is to have 9-5 jobs become less relevant and allow workers to work remotely at their own pace. Emily Laber- Warren is a reliable and credible source because she is a longtime science journalist and is a top editor in Scientific american mind, Popular science, and women health. She has also been in other public articles like Newsweek, Scientific American, and Psychology today.

Notable quotables- “A few simple tweaks to work culture would make a big difference, Dr. Ballard and others say. Scrap all but the most essential meetings. Don’t expect remote workers to be always available or use invasive software to keep them on task. Focus on results and normalize later start times. To foster collaboration among workers who are on different schedules, companies could set limited core hours”(Warren 15).

“Several years ago, her family got hooked on the delicious eggs with bright orange yolks laid by pasture-raised chickens from a local market. One week, there were no eggs because, she was told, the chickens were molting.Chickens periodically drop their feathers and regrow them, a process so physiologically demanding that many stop laying until it’s over. Industrial farms accelerate molting through starvation, but here was evidence that seemed to suggest that when left to follow their natural cycle, chickens can produce superlative eggs. Dr. Ballard immediately saw an analogy to people. Though often forced into rigid, standardized routines, we are biological beings whose productivity ebbs and flows not only over the course of a single day but also when weeks of intense labor create the need to recharge”(Warren 12)

2 thoughts on “RAB Source Entry #2- Mateo”

  1. Excellent!

    And a great article find! I read it too and I loved the chicken story!

    Please Label appropriately

    Part 1 CItation
    Part 2 Summary
    Part 3A Reflection
    Part 3B Rehtorical Genre Analysis

    Refer to author as last name, not Emily. Remember she is not your friend.
    Part 4 Notable Quotables

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