Write Up #2
The protagonist of Losing Steam at Eventorama is Hadeon.
He works at Eventormama,
which specializes in avant-garde events for the city's burgeoning arts community.
started off as a part-time worker making twelve dollars an hour and eventually worked
his hardest to continually get raises every couple of months.
Eventually, he worked his
way up to as high of a position as he could.
Since he could no longer be promoted, he
started to lose interest in his job and as the first sentence says, he was, "trying to convince
himself to turn off the ignition and go into work.
The advice I would give the protagonist
Hadeon is to use his hard working lifestyle and experiences from Eventorama and find a
different, larger company where he can work his way up and have goals within the
The framework that I will apply is expectancy theory.
I believe this works best for
Hadeon because at the start of the story, he tells us how many of his colleagues quit their
job at the start because they did not enjoy the work and the pay was not enough.
however, thought about raises and respect if kept working as hard as he could.
he has risen through the ranks, he is only getting extrinsic rewards, not intrinsic.
believe that expectancy theory is the best option because he worked so hard when there
was something to be gained. He can find another job that helps him accomplish his goals
and allows him to grow in the company.