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  • wingardium
    University: Shanghai University
    Nationality: China
    July 22, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Nowadays, job change is a common phenomenon in the workplace. However, some people tend to stay in the same company and do the same job. From my perspective, trying different jobs  is a better choice.

    One of its advantages is to broaden people’s horizons. After trying various occupations, people gain knowledge of different fields. If they stick to the same job, their horizons tend to be limited. Besides, various job experience could improve mental health. Some people relax and get a sense of adventure by landing on numerous jobs. A new work environment refreshes the mind of employees who otherwise may get tired of original work.

    Furthermore, people with several work experiences are usually competitive in the job market. Most employers prefer individuals who have abundant work experience in various fields. Because such workers can adapt to a new environment more swiftly, saving companies’ budgets for training.

    On the other hand, staying in the same company and do the same job have benefits for people. They could accumulate skills and experiences in a certain field quickly. If one stayed in the same workplace for decades, he or she would be extremely familiar with the daily work. In addition, their employers will reward their loyalty with a steady salary. As a result, the employees will enjoy more job security and more sustainable incomes. It’s foreseeable that their living standard will improve step by step.

    In conclusion, not switching jobs does have merits, but experiencing different works is more beneficial to employees, especially young workers who are keen to challenge themselves.

    University: Shanghai University
    Nationality: China
    July 4, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Since the industry revolution, machines have been starting replacing humans in the workplace. Nowadays, people increasingly rely on machines to deal with hard physical works. I think the benefits of this trend could outweigh the drawbacks.

    One of the positive effects of the machines is to increase production efficiency so that consumers would enjoy sufficient resources. People deal with hard physical works slowly because they tend to get exhausted. Humans must rest and relax from time to time so that the lack of efficiency is inevitable. However, an automated production line can keep working from day to night without pausing. Thus, the work that takes people a month might be finished in 10 days by machines. With the astonishing efficiency of machines, the production rate might treble that of the human-dominated production line. Naturally, consumers would enjoy more products in a limited period.

    Aside from the high efficiency, machines could liberate workers from hard physical works so that they could enjoy more me-time. In the past, workers tended to be exhausted after suffering a lot from physical works. Thus, they wanted to do nothing except to have a good rest after work. Nowadays, with the help of machines, workers just touch several buttons to finish the physic-demanding works. Thus, they always find themselves energetic after a day of working. Then, they could spare some time for their hobbies such as jogging, singing, drawing, etc. The leisure time saved for themselves benefits workers’ mental and physical health.

    To sum up, replacing humans with machines to finish manual labor is huge progress in society. Consumers and workers all benefit from this trend. Thus, I think the benefits of this trend could outweigh the drawbacks.

    University: Shanghai University
    Nationality: China
    June 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Nowadays, art subjects are compulsory for high school students. This education model receives a mixed reception. I disagree with the compulsory art subjects.

    For one thing, high school students are too busy to spare free time for art subjects. The only purpose for most Chinese high school students is to achieve fantastic academic performance so that they could pass the College Entrance Examination, which doesn’t test students’ art ability. That’s why many schools shorten the schedule of art classes, leaving more room for main subjects such as Chinese and Maths. Thus, more time should be spared for the preparation for one of the most significant examinations in students’ life.

    For another, art subjects are too costly for some students. Art classes without practices are little more than decoration. Thus, a qualified art class requires instruments such as violins and tools such as paintings. All the necessary economic costs may go beyond the access of students with humble backgrounds. Thus, compulsory art subjects are not enjoyments but burdens for them, not only economically but also mentally.

    Some people might argue that art subjects are necessary for cultivating students’ perception of the beauty of the arts. However, denying the compulsoriness of art subjects doesn’t mean canceling them. There is a middle-of-the-road solution: to set art subjects optional. Students who are willing to afford the time and money can choose art lessons. But those who aren’t can just pass them over.

    To sum up, the advantages of eliminating compulsory art subjects outweigh the disadvantages.