Essay on Practice Skills

Submitted By betothekid24
Words: 445
Pages: 2

Humberto Aleman

Speech 10

3/6/12

Skill Report #3

WHICH SKILL DID YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?

I chose skill number 20, "Complain about bad treatment or service; rebel against an injustice; speak up about prejudice". I chose this skill because recently at work my manager has been making some unfair scheduling and I have done nothing to speak up against it. So I decided to speak up against her injustice.

HOW DID YOU PRACTICE THIS SKILL?

I work at the Eastridge Mall in San Jose at a shoe store named Footaction. My manager there is a 24 year old woman from Minnesota who has been manager since she was 21. Every Tuesday she makes the work schedule for two weeks in advance. Our store consists of 3 store managers and 3 part timers, so being one of the part timers I have to work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As of late what I have come to notice is that my two workers who are part timers where getting the morning shifts on the weekends, which is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I felt it was unfair that I had to work from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day of the weekend because I either had homework or wanted to have some fun with friends. What I decided to do was confront her about a solution to fix what I felt was a problem. I asked her if she could cycle us into having the morning shifts every other week. She seemed to be understanding about the situation immediately because she said that she would ask the part timers if they were ok with that. The next day I went to work and to my surprise she heard out my solution and decided to go…