People spend many hours per day in the workplace. Thus, many people believe that the work has large impacts on their personal lifestyles, favorites, and even appearance. From my point of view, however, people’s special interests, hobbies and appearance actually determine their jobs because they show what people are good at, what people favor of, and what the most suitable for them are.
Firstly and foremost, people who participate in many kinds of activities know that what they can do and what they cannot. For example, I realized my communication skill when I joined the high school’s debate club. Nevertheless, I was not good at persuasive ability because I could not sell the souvenirs during debate club’s fund raising campaign. Passing through these experiences, I know that I could never be salesperson, but do job which was involved in speech and communication instead.
Secondly, some people are versatile, yet leisure activities and personal interests help to clarify what they truly enjoy to do. I experienced this myself. I won the debate competition. However, I realized that I prefer speaking nice to negating other people’s thoughts. I felt uncomfortable every time I ignored others’ opinion. Hence, my career would not be related to fighting others by speech such as lawyers and politicians.
Finally, people’s appearances choose the right jobs for them. I love talking to many people, love to be nice with others, and also like to help people out. However, such careers as doctors, lawyers, philanthropists are not appropriated with me whose personality is smiling and sociable. Therefore, I turned to be a Customer Service Specialist which can be involved in people from different backgrounds, communicate with them and service to them altogether. By my interests, personal abilities and appearance, I found out that this job is suitable for me indeed.
In conclusion, people shape their own works, not works define what people are. People would enjoy their working lives as I do if they realize that they have potential to perform which tasks very well, that they love to do so and ultimately they feel that they are suitable for the occupations.
The following appeared in a corporate planning memorandum for a company that develops amusement parks:
“Because travel from our country to foreign countries has increased dramatically in recent years, our next project should be a ‘World Tour’ theme park with replicas of famous foreign buildings, rides that have international themes, and refreshment stands serving only foods from the country represented by the nearest ride. The best location would be near our capital city, which has large percentages of international residents and of children under the age of 16. Given the advantages of this site and the growing interest in foreign countries, the ‘World Tour’ theme park should be as successful as our space-travel theme park, where attendance has increased tenfold over the past decade.”
The author concludes that the “World Tour” theme park will definitely bring about the success to the company. To substantiate this conclusion, the author points out the increased number of people who travel overseas in recent years. The international theme will serve the interest of customers as same as the space-travel theme park, another successful project of the company, can attract a large group of people. This argument, however, fails to be persuasive for the author’s weak analogy and questionable assumptions.
Most conspicuously, the author foresees the high number of participants in the world tour theme park on the flawed assumption that the world tour theme park can do the same as the space-travel theme park do.No evidence does the author use to buttress this assumption. The space-travel theme park enjoys the increased number of attendants in the past ten years because there is no other amusement park in the vicinity. Nevertheless, the author does not prove that the world-tour park has the same condition. Actually, the location of the world tour theme park which is in proximity of the capital discourages the high number of attendants because there are many kinds of entertaining activities in the big city. The world tour theme park has to attract customers from other entertainment industry, such as theatres, shopping malls, game centers, and so on. Therefore, if it fails to do so, the expectation of high number of participants to amusement parks is entirely unfounded.
Also, the author’s line of reasoning is based on the flawed assumption that the customers of the world-tour theme park are interested in traveling aboard. In fact, this is a dubious claim. Only the increased number of citizens taking trips to foreign countries in recent years is an insufficient ground to conclude the current trend of a large group of people. Possibly, people travel overseas because they would like to participate in Olympics or international music festivals held in other countries. In addition, the company’s prospective customers perhaps are not interested in the world-tour theme park at all because they are foreigners who prefer the local culture, and children who pay attention only on playing, rather than the theme and decoration of the amusement parks. If these are the case, then the author’s conclusion is greatly weakened.