Describe one of your grandparent’s jobs
You should say:
o What it was?
o How long he or she had this job?
o How he or she got the job?
o Whether you would like to have this job?
Most young people are very close to their grandparents. Our grandparents pamper us with their unconditional love. They always have a lot of stories to share about the challenges they faced as youngsters. My grandfather was born in Lahore in the year 1925 which now falls in Pakistan He was married at the age of 12 and started working as a farmer at the age of 16. He was very gifted and innovative in his work. He changed the crops every year and made his own organic fertilizer. By the age of 20, he was able to double his land holding and employ others to work in his farm. When the partition between India and Pakistan took place, he had to leave all his land behind and move to Phagwara with his family. This was very difficult for him since he had no land, and only knew farming as a source of livelihood. He started by working in somebody else’s field as a farm hand, and with his unrelenting hard work and honesty, he was able to acquire land and send all his children to college When my father completed his Bachelors in Agriculture and joined my grandfather, he inherited 250 hectares of land and 200 cows. Today, i have joined the family business. Most of our land is now rented to other farmers. However, my grandfather still works as a farmer by caring for our kitchen garden and always reminds me of the value of doing things with our own hands. He is 93 years old and is a source of inspiration for everyone.
Part 3 Follow Up Questions
1. What do you think is the most difficult job?
The most difficult job is that of a Judge. Judges need to listen to all sides of the story, examine the evidence and take decisions which can make or break an innocent person’s life. Their judgement should always be unwavering from the rule of the law. They cannot be hasty or too slow in giving their judgement. They must take a side based on the information available and this often leads to one side always being unhappy. Hence, their job is the
most difficult. In fact, an examiner is also a kind of judge as the score that they assign based on their assessment is also a huge responsibility.
2. What are other difficult jobs?
Some other jobs are difficult as well. For me, any job which disturbs our natural body-clock or social life is difficult. For example, many professions such as the police, armed forces, doctors, airport / other transportation staff and even call centre employees have to be on call and work around the clock. This is very difficult.
3. Do difficult jobs deserve high salary?
While simply giving a high salary does not offset the long term damage to one’s health; it does give a feeling of satisfaction and prevents employees in difficult jobs from feeling exploited or disgruntled. Owing to their frequent absence from home or lack of a social life, they have to give a lot more gifts to their family and loved ones to keep them happy. Whatever you pay such professionals will never be high enough for the price they pay in the service of the economy or community. Professionals in difficult jobs definitely deserve a high salary.
4. Is it easy to find well paid jobs in your country?
No, it is not. Nowadays there are many applicants for a single job, and this goes in favour of the employers. They get workers at very low salaries.
5. Do you think it is beneficial to provide training to your employees?
Training is definitely helpful employees as they come to know about the working of the company. This improves their work efficiency and this ultimately benefits the company.
6. Do you think robots would replace human workers in the future?
Not 100% in the foreseeable future. Robots are replacing humans in many fields, but all human workers can never be replaced by robots. For example robots are doing complicated surgeries, but behind the scenes very specialised human doctors are operating those robots. Repetitive manual work in factories is being done by robots. In the future more such manufacturing units may be there where robots will be used, but there will always be need of humans to operate those machines with artificial intelligence.
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