- Describe a job that you would not want to do You should say: What kind of job it was
- How you find out about it
- What kind of people might do this kind of job
- And explain why you would not want to do this job
This is quite a difficult question for me as I don’t have a lot of knowledge about different jobs. Nevertheless, I can think of some jobs that I’ve heard about from other people, so I’ll talk about one of them. Well, I’m thinking about the service industry where people work in hotels and restaurants.
A friend of mine is a waiter in a restaurant, and he has told me several stories of customers who have shouted or even thrown things at him. From my experience as a patron, I’ve been to many hotels and restaurants and seen some troublesome customers on some occasions. It made me think how tough it must be for the employees to serve these people and try to keep them happy.
Despite this, my friend tells me that he really enjoys his job. He gets a lot of job satisfaction and the hours of work suit him. In my opinion, he must be a very patient guy to be able to stay calm under such pressure and to continue speaking politely to these people.
I’m not sure I would be able to contain my anger if someone was aggressive towards me. Also, the fact that he has to work split shifts wouldn’t suit my lifestyle. He works some unsociable hours in the evenings and at weekends, whereas I like to work during the day and have a social life in the evening. That’s why being a waiter would be totally unsuitable for me. There must be hundreds or thousands of people who work in this industry, and I’m sure a lot of them enjoy what they do, but it’s definitely not my cup of tea.
1.Do you feel which one is more important to job, interest or salary?
From my point of view, interest is far more important than salary to a job in the long run. Without interests, a person can hardly get a sense of achievement from one’s job. Then their potentials can never be exploited since they are not willing to be motivated by the jobs that they don,t like. In this way, people should choose to do something they are interested in and willing to devote themselves to this occupation. However, if a job with high salary can solve one’s urgent problems, then choosing that work is highly reasonable.
2.Do you think it normal to move to another city for work? Why?
Nowadays, it seems to be a tendency for young graduates to leave for big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai in China to look for appropriate jobs. So I think that it is normal for the youngsters to move to these cities for work since there are enormous job opportunities for them. Also their horizons can be broadened and they can learn from distinguished models in top companies, which is beneficial for their future career path.
3.What kind of job does young people prefer
As far as I can see, a group of young people are fond of doing challenging jobs such as research and development industry which requires innovation and intelligence. Although these job positions are often loaded with overtime working hours, the workers can be paid with a high salary and gain strong senses of achievement through creative works. In addition, an increasing number of youngsters prefer freedom and do not want to work in office. Therefore, being freelancer is quite popular among the young generation these days.
4.Which do you prefer, physical work or mental work?
If I were to pick, I would probably go with mental work because mental work is paid more and doing challenging intellectual work gives me higher levels of achievement and satisfaction. You know, I feel that doing physical work does not require workers to receive higher education and the academic threshold is relatively low compared with mental work.
5.Who has left a deep impact on your career path?
My supervisor at college left a deep impact on my career path. He is a professional interpreter as well as a university lecturer, which means that he has to keep a balance between interpreting assignments and teaching work. He is really good at both fields and devotes himself to the occupation he loves, which motivates me to be an outstanding person like him. And that’s why I choose to be an interpreter after graduation.
6.How do the young keep a balance between work and life?
On the one hand, the young should improve their working efficiency through full dedication to the tasks and projects during work time. In this way, the job assignments can be completed with high quality and there would be fewer chances for them to work overtime. On the other hand, it is necessary for them to learn to relax themselves devoid of being occupied by job issues during off-work time. For example, it is a good choice to take a trip with family and friends during holidays to catch a break from the bustling world.
7.In the past, people usually did a lot of physical work, but now, it is not the case. What are the reasons for that?
Well, people had to do plenty of physical work in the past because they had no choice but to do all the jobs by human labor. While with the social progress and advancements in science and technology, a large number of machines have been invented and taken the place of many job positions with higher efficiency and quality. In this way, most of physical work do not need to be undertaken by human beings, which makes people’s daily life much easier than before.
8.In what other ways do robots replace human labor?
Firstly, robots can free mankind from arduous and repetitive tasks in factories and other workplaces. For instance, human labor is likely to be substituted by the highly automatic robots in the assembly line. Besides, other kinds of robots such as nursing robots and cleaning ones benefit the whole family greatly since the family members do not need to worry about housework any more.
9.Do robots make people’s work much easier?
Robots definitely make people’s daily work much easier since they exert plenty of positive impacts on human life. On the one hand, these intelligent machines play an indispensable role in space exploration which will usher human beings to the future development and greatly reduce the burdens on scientists. On the other hand, these high-tech products can significantly improve working efficiency since they are capable of accomplishing loads of repetitive tasks for the human beings. As a result, people’s life is doomed to be much easier thanks to these advancements.