1. He met most of the needs that Maslow described in his hierarchy of needs. His physiological needs were met by providing money for food, water, clothing and a house for himself and his family. Also he met his sex need by having children with his wife. I think that he could have used a little more the sleep, but he did say that he caught up on the weekends. The need for safety was met by living in a small town, so I assume he has security and safety there. He also has a house that provides structure and a safe environment. His belongingness and love need was met because he has two children and a wife that he can love and be loved back. He also has a house and job that provide a sense of belongingness. Lastly his esteem needs were met because he has esteem from himself and others. He was proud of the designs he made on the backs of chair that he produced. His skill also earned him the respect of his co-workers.
2. I feel that his self-actualization need was not met before he was laid off. I feel that he did not meet this need because he tired all the time. He stated that if he could just get enough sleep he would be truly happy man. Therefore if he is miserable at the hours he works then he really isn’t self-actualized.
3. I feel he still had some of his needs after he got laid off, but in a little different way. With his physiological needs, he still had food, water, clothing and a house for himself and his family, but didn’t have the money to support them, his wife did. Need for safety he still lived in the same small town and the same house as before. I think that Frank felt the need for love from his wife and children with the support of them and just being there for him, but not the belongingness.
4. I think that Frank lost his sense of belongingness need by not being part of the company that was a family tradition for so long. I also think that he felt a sense of betrayal by not providing for his family, that he didn’t belong...