Analysis Of Blue-Collar Brilliance By Mike Rose

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Mike Rose was and American teacher and writer. He has wrote eleven books in his life time; most of them focused on literacy and language, and he received several awards. In his passage, Blue-Collar Brilliance, Rose delivers his message excellently about the intelligence and skills of blue collar workers through stories, research, and his presentation on the topic. The first way Rose backs up his claim is through personally stories about his relatives. His first story describes his mother “Rosie “at her job. He tells the reader how he and his father would sit in the restaurant that his mother worked at, and he would watch her work. He observed her carrying multiple plates on a single arm and using her memorization technique to correctly deliver …show more content…
Rose tells how his how his uncle learned skills like how to effective move his body to use as little energy as possible. When Joe was promoted to manager, he gained even more skills, like how to multitask, responding to demands, and maintain a cool demeaner under pressure. Using both his skills and experiences he relieve stress from workers with his idea of having them swap jobs with the person next to them. He also started the company wide intuitive to redesign the paint sprayer’s nozzle, which made it safer and more cost efficient. Also, even without the knowledge of how the baker, the machine that dries the paint, worked, he managed to reduce the energy need for it to run. Rose’s personal stories give good incite on how the experience of blue collar workers is comparable to the form education of white collar workers, especially in the example with his …show more content…
He gives multiply examples of blue collar workers use their minds in their jobs. He tells us how mechanic’s must use learn the basic procedure on how to use their tools, which tool should be used in a situation, and must know the properties of the material that they are working with. If they do not know these basic principles, then they may struggle in preforming their task at hand or may even damage projects. He then goes on to say that the basic knowledge required to do the job eventually develops into skills and perceptions. He gives the example of how carpenters may develop an eye for length and angles These examples helps develop his message by giving reader examples of how workers intelligences grows based on work

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