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Career Change
Dec 13 2013

Career Change

Intro 简介

As an adult, you spend most of your time at work. But what if you’re watching the clock everyday, waiting until it’s time to go home?

Lack of inspiration, low motivation, and just plain boredom at your job may be signs that you’ve burned out. Of course, everybody has days when they just don’t want to go to work. However, if days turn into weeks, months, and years, it might be time to think about a career change.

Sometimes, taking time off is a good short-term option. Travel somewhere new and exciting. Long-term, you could also ask for more responsibility at the office. Having a harder job might give you a new challenge to overcome. Otherwise, update your resume and look at job advertisements. Hopefully, you’ll be able to interview for a job you’ll love.

Learn who is unhappy with her job in this English lesson.

As an adult, you spend most of your time at work. But what if you’re watching the clock everyday, waiting until it’s time to go home?

Lack of inspiration, low motivation, and just plain boredom at your job may be signs that you’ve burned out. Of course, everybody has days when they just don’t want to go to work. However, if days turn into weeks, months, and years, it might be time to think about a career change.

Sometimes, taking time off is a good short-term option. Travel somewhere new and exciting. Long-term, you could also ask for more responsibility at the office. Having a harder job might give you a new challenge to overcome. Otherwise, update your resume and look at job advertisements. Hopefully, you’ll be able to interview for a job you’ll love.

Learn who is unhappy with her job in this English lesson.

Dialogue 对话

Jeff:  I get off work every day, and I’m so thankful that I love my job as much as I do. And I know not everyone feels that way.

Lily:  I am so burned out right now. I’ve been working the same job for so long, and I feel like I’m about to go off the deep end. The littlest task just makes me want to go crazy! I’m feeling really worn out right now.

Jeff:  You don’t look at anything in your job as a challenge to overcome, or…?

Lily:  Jeff, I work in data entry.

Jeff:  I feel like I’ve heard this before.

Lily:  It’s hard to be inspired and to feel motivated when you’re doing the same thing over and over again for eight hours a day. I’m going to strive to be more like you where I actually love my job and am proud of what I’m doing and feel like I’m making a dent in my life.

Jeff:  Yeah, I used to have jobs like that. No light at the end of the tunnel. It just keeps going.

Lily:  Well, I’ve been looking online, and I have a couple of leads on some new jobs. I’m just going to covertly/definterview for new things until I can find something I like.

Jeff:  You should do that, and if a position opens up where I work, I’ll let you know.

Lily:  Cool. Thank you very much.

Quiz 测验

  1. Why is Lily burned out?

  2. What does Lily plan to do?

  3. If a person cannot handle any more stress, he or she might __.

  4. Which sentence uses “used to” do correctly?