Living the Life, or Hardly Living? Everyone has a career in mind that they would love to pursue. Some people I know want to be living the dream or living the life while working. I have always been interested in the career of a residence hall director. I decided to interview my boyfriend’s sister, Bridget. Bridget works as a residence hall director at Aurora University. From the time I first met her and discovered this was her current career, I was very interested in what she had to do at the university and what it meant to be a residence hall director. Due to the fact that I was interested in learning more about this subject, her career as a residence hall director was the topic that I chose to interview her about. This subject sparked my interest because in the future I would like to work at some type of educational institute. I originally chose Bridget to be my informant for this interview because she is very intelligent. The interview with Bridget took place in my boyfriend’s kitchen at his home. I was going to go to Aurora to interview her at her office but felt like it would be too much of a distraction if something were to come up and she had to go work with the students. During the interview, it was pretty quiet. Nothing else was really going on while I was taking notes and talking to Bridget. We all had just finished eating dinner and her parents were in the dining room talking while I interviewed her. I chose to interview her in an unstructured format. I felt that for this type of interview an unstructured format would work best because it allows the interview to go in the direction that the informant wants to take it. The questions do not get too personal during the interview. During a structured format, some of the questions can be personal or cover topics that they are not allowed to discuss due to job confidentiality. With the unstructured format, it allowed Bridget to talk openly about certain aspects of her job and not feel obligated to answer question after question. I learned a great deal of information from the interview with Bridget. She is not the only residence hall director at the university. There are three other residence hall directors on campus and each one is assigned to their own hall. The hall in which the residence hall director is assigned becomes their responsibility. Bridget is responsible for the Centennial Hall. As a residence hall director, Bridget is responsible for enforcing the rules and policies of the university. These policies are necessary to ensure the safety of the staff and students. Bridget is directly responsible for supervising the R.A’s, or resident assistants. She directly is in charge of supervising four resident assistants and she co-supervises a total of twenty eight resident assistants. The resident assistants are responsible for assisting with housing related projects and issues. They take care of the needs of the students residing in their hall and dormitory. Any issue a student has with their living conditions or problems with another student, they will talk to the resident assistant who then will report to Bridget. Bridget is considered to be a live-in position at the university. This means that she actually resides in a dorm room inside of the hall which she is responsible for. This makes it much easier to maintain the daily operations of the building and ensure a productive environment for the students when they need help or have issues that need to be resolved. Bridget and her resident assistants are in charge of helping over a hundred and fifteen students in the Centennial Hall. There is more to Bridget’s job then just living inside a dorm room and helping students when they have concerns. She also works inside an actual office inside of a rented house close to campus referred to as “Res Life.” The three other residence hall directors work inside the same house and they each have their own office. The residence hall directors do not…
wish to request that, if I develop a terminal condition or if my physician describes me as permanently unconscious, I wish to be allowed to die and not be kept alive through life support systems.
The wishes in this document should take effect in case of the following:
1. If I am in a state of health that am not able to make life decisions as determined by a physician and thus not able to participate in making decision about my health options.
2. A state where am not able recognize my friends and family…
Daily Living Expenses
* Daily living expenses are those costs that pertain to everyday life such as groceries, auto insurance, gas, mortgage or rent, utilities, cell phone, Internet and cable. To figure out how much a person needs after retiring, he can first examine how much he spends as a worker. Different factors contribute to the need to adjust it up or down. Children who move out of the house reduce the expense. However, if he and his wife will be spending more time at home and eating more…
importance to the warnings issued by authorities on the radio and television.
I remember on our way back home, we stopped at a local market. Since there were few people, we decided to buy some things in preparation for the storm. The things we bought were hardly enough to last us for more than one day. After all, the sun was out, and there were very few clouds. There were no signs that a hurricane was supposed to hit the next day.
The next day when I woke up, I looked out the window from my bed. I saw dull…
Living the Single Mom Life:
Being a Single Parent
Ivy Tech Community College
November 24, 2014
Living the Single Mom Life:
Being a Single Parent
Parenting is hard work in itself; you’re teaching a human that is much smaller than you and doesn’t understand life like we do, how to live and deal with life. If this doesn’t sound scary add being a single parent on top of that. Being the main source of income, while trying to get to all your child’s plays…
February 22nd, 2013
“A lesson worth living for”
In Ernest J. Gaines ‘A Lesson Before Dying,’ Grant and Jefferson both teach us crucial lessons about causing positive change in an oppressive community. In the novel, Jefferson, a young adult, was charged with the murder of two black men, and the old storekeeper of White Rabbit Bar and Lounge, Alcee Grope. During his trial, his defense attorney claims that Jefferson lacked the intelligence to…
Living the Easy Life
In today’s world we find that more people are using the internet for despicable and sickening practices. They are using the internet for scams and to cheat people out of their money. They lure young people into situations that endanger their lives. The scam artists have thought of ways to steal your private identity and make you out to be someone you are not. Good people are suffering the consequences of criminals. However, if we look further into the subject, we see that the…
C19TH African American Literature
November 4, 2014
Living Life as Livestock
Imagine living life as a generic African American and not as an individual. Imagine if every day you wake up alone with no one to lay your head on when in need, Imagine life alone. The life of a slave seems to be the life we would imagine. Morality lies within oneself, One decides what is moral and what is immoral considering your own values. Common sense dictates that slavery is immoral but as Voltaire…
Living Religious Tradition Essay.
Christianity, through its various sources of authority and religious teachings, is proved not to be static, but rather a living religious tradition in the life of its adherents. This can be seen through many factors, such as significant religious personalities, practices and ethical teachings that have stood the test of time and continued to be relevant to adherents in a modern context.
Luke’s post-resurrection account highlights that whilst Jesus is no longer…
July 27, 2013
Poor Living Conditions Affects Children
While most people live their day to day life, there are some children living in poverty. Living in these types of living conditions can influence the mental health of a child. Children living in poor quality environments can be a lasting effect on their life. Adults are often affected by poor living conditions because of the financial strain on them; not being able to provide for their families…