Describe a job that your grandparent used to do
You should say:
What is his/her profession?
Where did he/she work?
What did the job involve in?
And explain how you feel about his/her job
It is the job of my maternal grandmother as a nurse midwifery that I’m going to talk about.
For more details about my grandma's job, she pursued a career of nursing specialization dealing with pregnancy and labour. As a nurse midwifery, she involved in helping women give birth to babies, as well as providing prenatal and postnatal cares for them. She devoted most of her life to this job by working for almost 30 years after graduating medical college until she retired at the age of 55. Talking about her workplace, she worked at the biggest public maternity hospital in HCMC.
I would say that this job is best suitable for the caring personalities of my grandmother, who was genuinely kind and considerate. My mom told me that my grandmother did try to persuade many pregnant women who came to the hospital for abortion to stop their intention and encourage them to keep their babies. She is somewhat a pro-life person and she really had feelings for unborn babies. When my mom realized that she got pregnant my younger sister, she was reluctant to keep her because the financial status of my parents was not good at that time. It was my grandmother who told my mom that she would take care and raise my younger sister if my parents found nurturing her financially difficult.
In general, my grandmother was a great nurse, as well as the kindest person that I’ve ever known.
PART 3 - JOB
Please list some jobs that you think are dangerous?
There are many hazardous jobs in the world, but the one that springs to my mind when I hear the questions is the police officer. I have read many news stories about police officers somewhere in Vietnam who are hurt or killed. There are bad people everywhere, willing to harm law enforcement officers who may be in their way. Another risky occupation is the firefighter. Clearly, firefighters have to face physical dangers frequently, suffering from heat exhaustion, as well as long-term job-related illnesses such as asthma, heart disease, cancer and lung damage.
Do dangerous jobs get higher pay than safe jobs?
Yes, employees or workers with high-risk jobs receive higher wages as compared with other jobs. This is understandable because higher pay is the only factor that can encourage people to take dangerous jobs; otherwise no one is willing to do those jobs.
Why are there some people choose to work dangerous jobs?
From my viewpoint, there is only one compelling motivation that drives people to work in risky occupations: money. Clearly, the high pay of hazardous jobs is immensely appealing to those who are in need of money, even though sometimes it can cost their life. Workers in high-risk jobs usually think that they will pursue the career just over a short term until they can save enough money to handle financial matters of their family or enough to start their own business. Then, they will change to a safer job.
Do you think job enjoyment is more important than salary when choosing a job?
On the one hand, I agree that money is necessary in order for people to meet their basic needs. For example, we all need money to pay for housing, food, bills, health care, and education. Nevertheless, I believe that other non-financial considerations are just as important as what we earn in our jobs and job enjoyment is one of them. To be more specific, many people’s feelings of job satisfaction come from their professional achievements, the skills they learn, and the position they reach, rather than the money they earn.
(câu trả lời trích từ bài mẫu writing task 2 về salary của thầy Simon - Nguồn)
What skills do you think are needed to get a job nowadays?
When it comes to job skills, I think communication skill is the most necessary one. The effective exchange of information is essential in job hunting and business. You need to be able to express yourself concisely to impress recruiters, but you also need to be a good listener and good at asking questions. In addition, teamwork is also another needed skill. Being able to cooperate well with others is the best way to adapt yourself into new working environment and develop your relationships with colleagues and managers.
How has technology changed the way we work?
Technological advancements have facilitated companies in running their business smoothly and performing better than ever before. First, technology has offered instant interactions and reduced face-to-face communication in the workplace. With the help of smartphones, email system, chat apps, etc, employees no longer need to be present at workplace every time and can keep in touch with colleagues at the office through video chats and conference. Second, technology makes business operations more productive by providing many tools to overcome challenges of executing every day. It enables managers to easily track working progress, offer immediate reinforcement or coaching to keep performance and deadlines on track.
What are the differences between white collar and blue collar jobs?
White collar workers are very different from blue collar workers in various aspects. First, blue collar jobs are a kind of work that requires a worker to perform the physical task in the place of work. White Collar works in which a person has to carry out management or professional work. Second, the location of blue collar jobs in factories, industries, plant or site whereas in white collar jobs the employees work in offices.