Daniel Orozco Orientation Summary

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For most people, the first day of work can be quiet a catastrophe. In fact, standing in a new office can be reminiscent of the first day of kindergarten waiting at the front gate with our hands glued to our mom’s hands unable to let go and take another step. At least during those days, we had teachers to depend on and to show us around the school. In a new office, however, everyone is pre-occupied with work so more often than not, a piece of paper is the only source of guideline to turn to in order to survive the rest of the day. Oftentimes, these orientation guidelines are misleading and contain unnecessary or inadequate information about the job, so they intimidate employees instead of welcoming them. This is seen in the first few paragraphs of “Orientation” by Daniel Orozco when a new employee is introduced to a new job in a new office. …show more content…
Daniel Orozco portrays this orientation paper as a narrator of the short story and uses …show more content…
He uses simple patterns in the first four paragraphs of the story to show what modern orientations at offices are like and also shifted his style to a more elaborative and descriptive style to show what orientation should be like. Orozco wants an orientation to show all of the diversity of the office including its employees and their characters. He does not want an orientation to be just a jumble of procedural sentences printed from a printer for every new employee to read as if there is nothing interesting in the office. He is saying that an orientation should be weird and strange so that the new employee is interested in the job and is excited to work along with some of the weirdest people they have ever

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