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Essay Sample  1

Вербицкая М.В.


Comment on the following statement:

     Making a good salary is more important than job satisfaction.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
—    explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position

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Some people when choosing their career focus primarily on the money they would be earning whereas for others the joy they would get from work is more important.

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I think that first and foremost one should think about the satisfaction that the job can bring. First, good feelings bring more good feelings so if you feel good at work you will feel good in life. Second, if you get satisfaction from your job, you like it and you do it better than you would otherwise. As a rule one can get a good salary for anything that they can do well.

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On the other hand there are a lot of things that depend on money. People need food, clothes and shelter. Many want to travel and all these things require money. So one should think about money first.

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In my opinion the most important thing in life is to be happy. If you let money be you sole reason for living you could end up spending a third of your time at a job you hate and thus much of your life. Focusing only on money leads to obsession with more, whatever it costs.  Chose money over satisfaction and likely your free time will also lack joy in life.

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In conclusion I’d like to say that sometimes it’s hard to choose between money and satisfaction but I always try to remember the words from a famous speech of Steve Jobs, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” So I believe that if you choose satisfaction money will come eventually.




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