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Family Business
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Family Business
家族企业

Learn About The Unreal Past Tense

Date: Apr 11 2012

Themes: Family, Work

Grammar: The Unreal Past

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Picking a career isn’t easy. And once you’ve decided what kind of career you want, it can be just as hard, if not harder, to actually get the job you want. That’s what makes the idea of a family business seem so attractive at times.

A family business is a business that the same family owns from generation to generation. The parents pass it on to their children, who pass it on to their children, and so on. Often family businesses involve a special craft, like a bakery with secret family recipes.

Marni likes the idea of having a family business. But Amy’s mother owns a business, and Amy decided not to go into it. Find out why, as she and Marni discuss the pros and cons of having a family business.

选择职业并不容易。一旦您选择了职业,或许会举步维艰,如果不想那么艰难,就从事你喜欢的职业吧。这或许就是为什么有时家族企业如此具有吸引力的原因。
家族企业是同一家族将一家企业从一代人传给下一代人。家长将企业传给他们的子女,子女再将企业传给自己的子女,就这样一代代向下传。通常家族企业会拥有特殊手艺,比如面包店有神秘的家族秘方。
玛尼想拥有家族企业。艾米的妈妈拥有一家企业,但艾米却不想继承它。听她和玛尼讨论拥有家族企业的利弊并找出原因。

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Marni

Marni

Amy

Amy

Marni:  You know, I have been looking for another job, and I…gosh, sometimes I wish my family had a business I could just go into.

Amy:  You know, it’s funny you should say that, because my mom owns a business, and when I was younger, I didn’t want to do what she did. I wanted to have my own thing. And I ended up going into a totally different field. But every once in a while, I think, why didn’t I? I could have this business. I could just inherit it. I’d be all set up. It would be so easy, and I know about it anyway because I was around it all the time growing up. So I sympathize with you. But at the same time, you don’t want to just follow in your parents’ footsteps. You want to strike out on your own, you know?

Marni:  Sure. Gosh, it would be nice, though, I think, just to inherit a family business and know that that’s what you’re gonna go into, and be in that world growing up, being surrounded by it, and so you just learn all the ins and outs.

Amy:  It’s true, especially if it’s a craft, like if your family is just really, really good at making jewelry or doing something really special. But at the same time, there’s always that one black sheep of a son who ends up ruining the business. So sometimes it’s not good to have a family business, because you just have someone who’s inherited it, but isn’t actually the best person to run it.

Marni:  Right.

 

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Marni has been looking for a new job and says that she wishes her family had a business. That would make it easier for her to find a job and know what kind of job she should do.

But Amy thinks it’s not as simple as that. Her mom owns a business, and Amy chose not to go into the same field. She wanted to find a career of her own instead of following in her mother’s footsteps. She thinks it’s important to be independent.

At the same time, Amy can sympathize with Marni. She admits that it might have been easier for her to go into the family business. But she says that sometimes a child who inherits the family business, but isn’t good at running it, can end up destroying it. So having a family business isn’t always a good idea.

Do you know anyone with a family business? Would you want to go into the family business if your family had one?

 

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şahin.altan

Turkey

i hve famili business from my father it is electrician. hey this very usefull  lesson i luv it

08:54 AM Apr 11 2012 |

cizzrig

cizzrig

South Korea

I envy the person who have a family business. They can have a career in a much easier way than others struggling from the get go. I’ve seen some friends of mine who got into the family business and lead a happy life now. unfair.

07:48 AM Apr 11 2012 |

whathell

whathell

China

Picking a job is hard. But you know what,finding a job is way more harder. I wish my family had a family business for me too… I am about to graduate in june,hopefully,i will find a good job. Maybe i will consider to follow my dad’s footsteps and work as a teacher. Anyway, who knows,maybe i will give it a shot:)

06:03 AM Apr 11 2012 |

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oalkathiri

oalkathiri

United Arab Emirates

IF YOU HAVE IN YOUR FAMILY ONE WHO HAS A GOOD INHERITS WHY NOT TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO MAKE FAMILY BUSINESS

05:24 AM Apr 11 2012 |

farid1390

farid1390

Afghanistan

nice topic, thanks for sharing…

04:13 AM Apr 11 2012 |

linglinghuang

China

I know it’s difficult to start a business of one’s own.If one likes his family business,why not just inherite it and do it better?But if one has his own dream and interest,he has the right to choose his career life.So,it all depends.To me,I’d love to have a family business to inherit,but I have not.Smile

04:12 AM Apr 11 2012 |

mow

United States

i think this is a useful infomation

02:21 AM Apr 11 2012 |

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

Baset : soooo right !


 


first of all you have to put Specific goals  to the test. Once you can answer :
-What your goals are ?
-Why you want to achieve these goals?
 -How you plan to do it?
 You can hone in on what needs to be done to reach these goals.


 


BASET : TIME IS TOO LATE IN SANA’A ! YOU MUST SLEEP NOW ! HAVE A SWEET DREAMS !

02:18 AM Apr 11 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

Thousands of people start  business everyday. it isn’t matter  if it’s  a family business or own business !



There are three issues to think about:
- What will the business do?
- Where can it operate?
-How i can make lots of money ?

02:07 AM Apr 11 2012 |

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