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Jefferson Wears a Tie

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´╗┐Casper Stokholm 18. September 2012 English Assignment ? Section B Jefferson Wears a Tie Assignment 1. Write a summary of Jefferson Wears a Tie in about 150 words. Jefferson goes to work early and observes the graffiti on the walls in the town along his side with admiration. In the office, Jefferson is assigned a lot of work and is only given more as he becomes faster and more efficient at it. Despite enquiries of other positions, he had been given nothing but additional files and accounts to administrate. During the course of the story, Jefferson quickly grows tired of his unrewarded hard work, and as his enquiries are ignored, he seeks progression in his career using other methods ? past this point, after having taken notice of how his superiors act, Jefferson dresses more neatly and with more self-confidence, starts meeting in slightly later and doesn?t do any serious amount of work till after morning tea time. ...read more.


As the story progresses, Jefferson develops different personalities: Initially he cares a lot about his work and doesn?t socialize during work hours. He meets in early and uses his time solely in productive ways. Later in the story, Jefferson strategically becomes different to have himself noticed by his superiors. He socializes more and takes in more luxury during work hours, such as reading the news and relaxing with tea before he actually starts doing any work. Latest in the story, Jefferson?s frustration about not being noticed and not receiving the promotion he longs after reaches a climax, and he, without care, comes to work in his green pyjamas, invites himself into his superior?s office and suggests his own promotion. Assignment 3. Comment on the environment at Jefferson's workplace. ...read more.


Most people will often choose to cope with these bad conditions, as rebellious actions can be very risky and can in worst cases end up in them being fired and thus losing one?s important income. Other people, however, choose to not cope with bad conditions at the work place, and will eventually come to a point where rebelling is the only option in their mind. In the story, Jefferson shows both a rebellious and non-rebellious personality. Initially, he is somewhat neutral about current state of affairs, and acts disciplined at work, despite having sought for a higher position at multiple occasions. Later on, he takes on the rebellious personality and starts acting like his superiors do. He begins meeting in late, and doesn?t do any serious work till he?s ?settled in?, which is usually after morning tea and some catching up on current news. ...read more.

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