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Erin Brockovich Essay

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Ema ReynosoProfessor Linda SwartzLegal Office ProceduresApril 8, 2014Erin BrockovichAfter viewing the movie Erin Brockovich, I realized this film offered more than the enjoyment of entertainment. The film illustrates many examples of a seemingly unprofessional work environment. Some of these examples included lack of proper communication among employees and management, inappropriately casual attire, office clutter, and taking care of personal obligations while at work. However, despite the appearance of unprofessionalism the office was truly effective in the end.Erin's lack of education and experience in an office setting is not the only objectionable element in her desperate job search. It has been proven being a good communicator requires more than just verbal skills. Our appearance and nonverbal ...view middle of the document...

Mr. Masry didn't do a good job of communicating with her either. He didn't bother to ask her what she was working on and had no idea where she was for several days. In another scene Mr. Masry attempts to enter his office but is unable to because a box of files is left right at the entrance. His secretary's response to why she left it there was also proof of the poor communication between Mr. Masry and his staff. Overall, the office's clutter was in need of urgent organization. Another part of the movie that truly amazed me was the many times Erin mixed her personal life with work. On repeated occasions she took her kids to the office. Other times she took files from the office to work at home when she did not have someone to look after her children. Then she took her kids with her while doing research at the PG&E office. As if that wasn't bad enough, she also had the PG&E employee babysit while she gathered documents and made copies!Interestingly enough, Erin did have other qualities that Mr. Masry didn't immediately appreciate. For one, she was a hard worker. She showed interest in learning on repeated occasions and stopped at nothing to obtain what she needed to get the job done. Her persuasive ways played a big role in her advancement in the office. This was impressive because she never sold herself short. Her interpersonal skills proved to be an essential part of the case against PG&E. She was the key element that kept all the plaintiffs together and made it possible for a rewarding outcome.In the end it appeared like everyone was going to have a fresh start. Mr. Masry was able to move his staff into a new building and the staff had nice clean offices. As for Erin, it was clear she would still have to work on a few things, particularly her attire. Perhaps after this assignment, I'll be able to do research on the real Erin Brockovich to see if she eventually became a true professional.

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