Interview Reflections Was Still Working

One of the major things I noticed throughout this interview, both through her answers and her general behavior, was the fact that her body was unable to cope with her extreme work ethic anymore. Although she admits to continuing to work long hours even after she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, she also admits to the fatigue and general soreness she now overwhelming feels after such a long days work. This would not be a surprising fact in anyone elses perspective, but for a woman with such a drive within her, this could be a devastating beginning of her end, which she can not even take time to prepare for. She still works long hours, and forces herself to deal with the pain of no longer being able to keep up with her ambitions. The pace of the factory where she works has not changed, but her ability to keep up with that pace has. This is a typical occurrence for aging workers who are forced to deal with bodies which no longer allow them to act as they did when they were stronger, (McInnis-Dittrich, 2004).

All portions of the body begin to fade a certain age, unique to every individual.

Yet despite an obviously aging body, this woman remains haughty in spirit and mind. She still refuses to even consider the idea of a retirement, and swears up and down that she will work her long hours until the day she dies. In any other setting, I might view this mindset as strange, but after speaking with her about the importance of her family and their well being, I understand why she would put her mind and body at risk in order to ensure a better future for those that she loves most.


McInnis-Dittrich, Kathleen..


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