Oh no, I forgot I also have to study for my science exam!
John is studying for his finals this week as well as doing all of his homework.
Do I make money or pass my classes?
John, do you think you could work for me today?
John soon remembers that he has even more homework now.
Sure, I'll take it!
John is experiencing role strain. His friend Bob begins walking up to him.
Bob asks John to take his shift at work tonight. This puts John in a predicament forcing him to choose between going to work and making money or studying for his finals and getting good grades on his homework.
John is now experiencing role conflict, and he says yes to working in place of Bob.
John then learns that it was a mistake to work the extra shift and earn some money, because since he didn't have time to study or do homework, he got an "F."