As Most People Spend a Major Part of Their Adult Life at Work

As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual wellbeing.

What factors contribute to job satisfaction?

How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 3 Writing Task 2.

Sample Essay

Job satisfaction plays an important role in workers’ well-being. I believe, to feel satisfied at work, a person needs to do what they love. Sadly, it is totally unrealistic to expect job satisfaction for all workers.

A key factor in job satisfaction is whether a person’s job coincides with their passion. When people are pursuing careers they love, they always look forward to going to work in the morning rather than living for the weekend. They tend to view difficult tasks as opportunities to learn and develop rather than as sources of stress. This can be best illustrated by scientists who work long hours and encounter countless failures in their research yet still find fulfillment in their work.

Unfortunately, it is completely impossible for all workers to have a satisfying job. This is because many of them refuse to change. They would rather stay in a job they hate than put in the effort to reskill to get a better one. They would expect their employers to raise their pay and improve their working conditions but do nothing to become more valuable employees. Take for example low-level workers who have the energy to protest and shout slogans for hours but feel too tired to read a book after work. All they can get is low-paying, physically-demanding jobs, which would never give them much, if any, satisfaction.

In conclusion, whether or not a person is doing something they are passionate about contributes most to job satisfaction. Unfortunately, it cannot be guaranteed for everyone because many people are too lazy to change the status quo.

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How to Paraphrase “Job Satisfaction”

  • To feel satisfied at work
  • To have a satisfying job
  • You can also use “fulfilled” and “fulfillment” when appropriate.

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  1. Thanks for great example, but i lttle confused because it less than 250 words. It will problem on exam?

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