Write an essay based on the following table. In your writing, you should
1) describe the table, and
2) give your comments.
You should write at least 150 words. Write your essay on ANSWER SHEET 2. (15 points)
The table clearly reflects the statistics of job satisfaction of the staff in a certain company. According to the data given above, we may conclude that the percentage of people satisfied with their jobs is highest among those over 50 years old, at about 40%. Meanwhile, the proportions of the personnel feeling hard to say are the same between those under 40 and over the age of 50, at about 50%. In contrast, the figure of the staff not satisfied with their jobs is about 64% among those between the age of 41 and 50, the highest among all the three categories.
The major determinant lies in people’s various attitudes. On the one hand, the staffs between the age of 41 and 50 usually have to undertake their responsibilities and pressure from both their families and their career. Sometimes they even go to extremes, and frantically pursue money, power, high social status, and so on, which are all symbols of success—but never of satisfaction. On the other hand, people over the age of 50 always shift their life’s goal from ultimate success to a relatively easy and comfortable life, and therefore become much more satisfied with their jobs.
In view of the above reasoning, I am convinced that it is difficult for everyone to be content with their jobs, and that it is advisable for each person to adjust his or her understanding of job satisfaction to reality. It is also clear to me that, despite the diverse attitudes towards one’s career, true satisfaction probably derives from a positive attitude.