Ome Depot CEO Robert Nardelli Severance Pay

Please follow these specific requirements:

Writing Assignment:
Persuasive essay about Bob Nardelli s CEO severance package from Home Depot.

After reading and listening to the material regarding the issue, you now have a better idea of the ethical implications involved in CEOs being fired from their jobs for doing poorly, so poorly, that hundreds, if not thousands of employees lose their jobs.

Then argue for or against ethical impropriety for either issue. In other words, decide if CEOs who are fired from their jobs due to poor performace should receive severance packages that make them wealthier than when they actually worked for the companies they were fired from, while lower ranking employees and stock holders lose everything.

Need to use these sources: CEO Severance Pay:

Read:,  Don t Blame Nardelli 01/03AR2007010301646.html?navrss_opinion/columns, Want a Big Payday? Get Fired!
investing/ceo_severance/index.htm,  Haves and Have Nots: Income In-equality in America, by Uri Berliner,
com/id/16469224/page/2/  Nardelli out at Home Depot by Parija B. Kavilanz

Need to Listen to NPR:

 Home Depot Bids Costly Adieu to CEO (Weekend Edition Saturday), January 6, 2007

-An argumentative or persuasive essay requires that you attempt to convince your reader to
agree with you on a topic open to debate. You support your position with evidence, reasons,
and examples factual, logical data, not opinions. The terms argument writing and persuasive
writing are often used interchangeably.
-There are many reasons to write persuasive papers, the most important of which are to inform,
or to persuade. As with the descriptive, narrative, compare/contrast, and process essays,
argumentative/persuasive writing requires details that support the topics of your body
paragraphs. The types of detail you use depend on the purpose of your argument (is it meant to
persuade or to inform your audience?).
-Regardless of the purpose of your paper, the argumentative/persuasive essay allows you to
build on the skills you learned when writing your previous essays. It is a good idea to appeal to
your reader s sense of ethics (ethos), morals (pathos), and even to their emotions. Pay
particular attention to the details you include, the organization, and the logic behind your
argument. It is especially important to remember to choose a topic which is debatable (has two
sides to it), to avoid writing about things that are subjective (personal opinion), and to avoid
arguing both sides of an issue.

-This essay (argumentative/persuasive) is to be written as an academic essay, which means that you must write in the third person. Avoid using first person(I, us, we, me).

Using both rational and emotional appeal, develop a persuasive argument.
Use inductive, deductive, or analogous reasoning to develop your argument
-Avoid common errors in logic, such as fallacies, listed in Chapter 13 of the textbook.
Use evidence to support your claims or your argument from three of the following choices:
o Established truths
o Opinions of authorities
o Primary source information
o Statistical findings
o Personal experience
Be sure to cite evidence from primary source material or statistical findings using MLA citation
(see Chapter 22). The library has a wealth of information that can be found online to support
your argument. See Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Issues and Controversies, or
World Almanac under CURRENT EVENTS & QUICK FACTS here:
effect--thus, therefore, as a result, consequently, hence, for this reason, since, because, so
exemplification--for instance, for example, in fact, more specifically, to illustrate, in particular,
summation--finally, in conclusion, to sum up, in brief, lastly, as we have seen, in short, in
conclusion, all in all
addition also, and, too, in addition, furthermore, first, further
time now, then, before, after, earlier, later, soon, finally, first, next
space near, next to, away from, beside, inside, on the left, on the right, along-side, behind