Analysis Proposal over Federal Highways

The purpose of this post is for academic purposes referring to “Professional Writing Skills.” The assignment is for an Analysis Proposal in preparation of a final Analytical report.

Statement of Problem

Federal Highways always torn up is the commuters ritual problems. It could be from cheap outsource of road construction businesses or lack of funding. The problem could be that congress overlooks the highways, there is not enough funding to support the budget, or labor is too cheap that the roads will always stay in a bad state.

Objective

The objective is to see why federal highways are always torn up and what is the best option to repairing the road. (keep it the same with quick patch work, get more funding, or stop outsourcing labor and focus on more quality road construction businesses).

Sources

http://fleetowner.com/blog/tolls-taxes-and-fees-why-we-are-stuck-underfunded-highways

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-1203-highway-trust-fund-20151204-story.html

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/national-parks-underfunded-billions

http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/as_usual_the_highway_trust_fund_remains_underfunded_and_overlooked

Anticipated findings

It is expected to be from under funding and cheap labor to repair the roads because of the lack of funds being produced or allowed for the roads. Also that with less taxes on gas, more drivers will be on the road more and reducing the lifespan of the road or road work. The findings will be influenced from the FHWA and what their resource or studies show.

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Accounting: Code of Ethics

 

Why do we have code of ethics in the workplace and who does it help? It helps both businesses and people. It’s shows people that they will not be wronged if they go to the business. The business will have a more positive relationships with not just the people, but other businesses.

In Accounting, there are many code of ethics that can be found here comprised from the IFAC (International Federation of Accountants). The main one that stands out is conflict of interest. Where lets say a business is doing another businesses payroll An employee could have a family member who is getting paid by the other company and the pay gets bumped up or missing some payment because the employee wants to help the family member or hurt them because of past relationships.

The code of ethics are there to protect individuals and others from serious legal issues from happening. A lot of businesses will limit the amount of family members from working with each other. Businesses will also ensure that if in an event that a family member of a worker is having anything processed (payroll, information, etc.) that other workers with no connection will do the process.

It is very wise to have code of ethics in accounting. Everything becomes more fair for anyone on anyside of accounting.

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Accounting

What does these job titles have in common?

  • Book Keeping
  • Audits
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Credit Analysis Manager
  • Accountants

The answer is Accounting.

The accounting jobs are growing in demand with great different job opratunities in the same field and has been reported to have grown up to 10 percent in 2009.

Accounting will get more competetive higher up the ranks for the more instensive accounting jobs like internal Auditors. To get the higher up positions more and more education are needed, as well as job experiance in the accounting field.

Technology has changed accounting in the past 10 years with Cloud Computing, Advances on Tax Software, and Moble Working.

For my own goals, Accounting will be a good fit for me. I will have to be more competitive if i want to make it to the top. Overall there are many different opptions to choose from in accounting and much more knowledge to learn.

 

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Stock Trading

Stock exchanging is a good way to lose or win money and for myself going into the business field, stocks are a part of that world. What makes stocks so risky, Penny Stocks/pattern day trading and lack of knowledge. Buying and selling low costing stocks can make quick profit or lose money quickly. What makes most investors lose money is when they see a stock go down and decide to trade. Investors need to hold onto the stocks until stocks come back up (Jaffe, 2014) or generate more profit by buying more stock when stocks are at the lowest to help balance out the average, then sell when there is an opportunity to make a profit. 

For new investors in the stock market, odds are stacked against them. Since the FINRA law was created, new incomers have to keep a balance of 25k dollars in their portfolio at all times to be allowed to become pattern day traders. ““pattern day trader” as any customer who executes four or more “day trades” within five business days, provided that the number of day trades represents more than six percent of the customer’s total trades in the margin account for that same five business day period”(“Pattern day trader,” 2011). Stock Market websites also costs between 5 to 10 dollars per transactions, which contributes to new investors to fail. 

Stock exchanges are very risky for people who lack knowledge on working with the Market system. Stock trading has the potential to create big profit, but is very risky to get into.

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It’s a Generational Thing

Hello,

My name is Brandon Darrah. I am a student of Indiana University East, making a blog for ENG-W321. Born in the year 1995 and due to generation start and end dates changing, year 1995 is on a cusp where it falls between Generation X and Generation Y. I will go over both generations briefly and describe where I fall into the generation gap.

Generation Y are born between 1980-1995 and are known for growing up with internet connection with a computer, lived through 911, global warming, George W. Bush, split 50”50 with beliefs, and housing prices are higher than most young people’s reach. (Robinson, 1997) Generation z are born 1996-2010 are still young and lack an impact on the working world, recommended to pick a major in fields that demands for jobs. Gen Z will grow up with high tech and healthcare fields and will struggle in finding jobs in Automotive Engineering, English, history, and geology.(Robinson)

Where I fall into the Generation Gap is that I grew up with most of Generation Y experience and politics and live through all of Generation Z experiences. What is prominent negative about being born in 1995 is remembering the bad times of the U.S. history like 9-11 and have restrictions to jobs demands. I will as a generation in the gap will take the worst and the best of what was born into and make the best of what can be done.

Resources used by:

Robinson, M. T. (1997). The generations – which generation are you? Retrieved February 4, 2017, from Career Planner, https://www.careerplanner.com/Career-Articles/Generations.cfm

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