Work and study at the same time: not always a good choice Nowadays is very important and necessary for young people to have and manage their own money, that is why most of them decide to work and study at the same time, but sometimes to do both things simultaneously can bring some consequences that can affect different aspects of their life like: less time for their families and friends; they do not have enough time to do their homework correctly; their mind is full of mixed ideas and worries and also they suffer from physical exhaustion. Now let’s analyze these consequences as if it were happening to you.
You usually go out of your house to attend University early in the morning and come back late in the evening or night, depending on your schedule. You do not have much time to share with your family or visit your friends and at some point the complaints begin. Parents say you do not want to talk or spend time with them; friends keep on saying that now that you are working you are boring because you do not want to go out or do not visit them, but they do not understand that is not because you do not want to is just because you do not have the time or you are too tired to do it, but that does not mean that you do not care about them.
Now, regarding your university duties: you try to do as much as you can to carry out all the homework and assignments you have, but sometimes you do not have enough time to do them or you have to stay awake late at night for hours just to finish one work or to study for a huge test and the results are not always good, even though you have put a lot on effort it. The same happens when you think of all the things that you have to do in a day.
You put a lot of your mental abilities to fulfill as many tasks as you can: you think of the problems that you have at home, at work, at university; the assignments that you have to hand in; the time in which you have to go to work; at what time you have to look for your brothers or sisters; and so on. Your mind is full of things to do and some of them, sometimes, are forgotten. You do not remember what you had to do, if it had to do with your job, your house or school; you mix responsibilities and you ave to be constantly organizing your mind and time, if not, you have a complete mess. As a final point, and the most important one, it is your body the one that starts to feel all the pressure and exhaustion. You want to rest and sleep as much as you can to recover your energies; you want to lie in a couch and stop doing all the things you have to do because you are too tired to go on.
At some point, you start to buy energizer meds or drinks to keep your energy. All these points show us the negative consequences that work and study at the same time have, so when deciding if you should do it or not you better keep in mind these facts and whether you want to have your own money despite of the mental and physical tiredness that the combination of these activities can bring.
You are required to write a paper on Ethics and Ethical Behavior as it relates to the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The paper content should be based on the concepts of ethics and ethical behavior as discussed in class and within the framework of the article entitled “The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis” about the design flaws in the Citicorp Tower and the ramifications of the actions taken by the different parties.
Click on the links below to access the following:
The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis article
The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis video
Discuss the ethical dilemmas and behavior of:
William J. LeMessurier, Structural Engineer
Base your discussions of LeMessurier’s behavior on the six-step process for making an ethical decisions that were discussed in the Ethics in Constructionlecture.
NOTE: Your paper should include the following SECTIONS at a minimum (use section headers): (-10% if you don’t follow format)
Introducing the character and his role in the events of the Citicorp incident;
Identifying and discussing the ethical dilemma(s) that faced Mr. LeMessurier;
Gathering and state the facts related to the identified ethical dilemma(s);
Listing the options Mr. LeMessurier could take;
Discussing the application and results of the action already by the character; and
Describing the expected turn in events if LeMessurier took a different course of actionthat described in the article.
1. Introducing the character: William LeMessurier was the…
2. The ethical dilemma:
3. The facts:
4. The options:
The paper must be well-written, concise. The paper should also be well organized and free from spelling and grammar mistakes. Limit paper to two (2) single spaced pages. Students are required to use headings/subheadings and proper formatting to make it easier for the reader to follow the line of thought. The grading of the paper will be based on its: technical content, writing style, and organization.
The paper will be processed through TurnItIn to verify the authenticity and originality of the work submitted as the student’s own.
Do not copy from another student’s paper or use the internet to find a previous paper. Turnitin will identify it, and FLAG it. You will get a zero (0) grade, and disciplinary action. (Not a wise move, this is an assignment on Ethics!)