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Job Satisfaction
Job Satisfaction

Learn English in this lesson about 'job satisfaction'

Date: Nov 13 2019

Themes: Hobbies, Time, Work

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense


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In the United States, the average amount of time spent at work is 40 hours a week. That’s a lot of time to be spending on one thing. But sadly, many people are not happy with the job they have. Everybody needs to work in order to make money, so wouldn’t it be great if everyone could be happy at work, too?

Job satisfaction can be hard to find, but many people agree that liking one’s job is much more important than making a lot of money. That’s probably because while everybody wants to be rich, money cannot buy happiness. Only you can make yourself happy, and having a job you enjoy could be really helpful.

Marni and Sara are talking about their jobs. Find out who is happy to go to work in today’s English lesson about making money.


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Marni:  Oh, no! We’re both groaning. I was groaning because I just cannot wait until Friday. Why were you groaning?

Sara_R:  I was groaning because I cannot wait to go back to work tomorrow. I’m so sad that it’s over for the day.

Marni:  Wait… what?

Sara_R:  I love my work. I’m so happy to be there every day.

Marni:  Wow. I think that’s such a rarity. That’s impressive. I, on the other hand, cannot wait to be done. Friday, 5:00? I’m just counting the minutes, staring at that clock. I live for the weekend.

Sara_R:  I can empathize with you.

Marni:  Yeah?

Sara_R:  Is your job mundane?

Marni:  It’s so monotonous. I just do the same thing over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, it pays the bills, but it’s just the same thing every day. I just like to let loose on the weekend. Go crazy!

Sara_R:  I love the structure of the workweek and of my job. I’m just so happy to be there.

Marni:  Wow. Gosh, that’s great. Maybe I should get a job where you’re working.


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Marni and Sara both start groaning at the same time, but as it turns out, they are upset for very different reasons. Marni is mad because she doesn’t want to go back to work. Sara is mad because she wishes she was at work now. Can you believe that?

It’s obvious that Sara has a very high level of job satisfaction because she likes the structure of the workweek and loves to be at her job. Marni, though, just counts down the minutes until the weekend and spends a lot of time staring at the clock. It’s sad that not everyone loves their job, but that’s just how it is.

Do you enjoy your job? What is the best job you can think of?



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bora_78Super Member!


money cannot buy happiness :)

05:35 AM Nov 13 2019 |




it’s very interesting lesson. I love it.

01:20 PM Feb 01 2018 |



i hate my job and all of my coworkers too and i am thinking of how am i going to kill my boss, any ideas people?

01:21 PM Dec 07 2015 |

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Any Job always positive life in the world.

05:45 AM Nov 12 2015 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

this days where u can find job?

04:02 PM Nov 11 2015 |

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Yes, I like my job. I am firefigther so i think that my job is really exciting.

03:22 PM Nov 11 2015 |




To me,job satisfaction depends on how people deem their jobs in their daily lives. When they deem their jobs as encroaching on their lives with long working hours and low salary,it’s inevitable that they will feel disappointed.On the other hand,for those who are happy with spending their time in workplace and getting what they deserve in terms of salary,position and feeling valuable,they will feel enchanted.

02:32 PM Nov 11 2015 |

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United States

job satisfaction i love them. You get something you like.

01:58 PM Nov 11 2015 |




It’s a good food for thought – satisfaction. When you’re satisfied with your job, it’s kind of an end. You satisfied, you happy basking in the realm of all the blessings imaginable. For me it’s kinda boring. It’s good just to have a moment of it, but then set another goal, a challenge. That’s the real “satisfaction” – learning that never stops. Movement is satisfaction, I’d say. My cat, for example, has got everything to be happy at home – meal, bed, love from all of us, but he always wants to be on the street. Twice has come with the deep scratches on his nose from the other cat. And i thought that’s it, the finish for the street adventures for my cat. No way, he wants more and more to be involved in new challenges, to meet with a big black cat, the threat of the neghbouhood. That’s his new job, that’s his challenge, that’s what makes him happy, to be active, not bored. I understand him;)

01:45 PM Nov 11 2015 |



Dominican Republic

I really love my job. I don’t like speak about that because the people normally can’t believe it but for me is more important the kind of job (you must do that you like because you spend a lot of your time in that) than the salary.

12:12 PM Nov 11 2015 |



work world or business world..very different world in our lifes..

many people complain about work ,either its salary is low or its very hard ..they are very common complainments in all of the world..

of course, many of people dont have job satisfaction ,coz they dont have their dreamy job that they wanted since their childhood..

on the other hand, in today, to find a good job is very hard for lots of people..

anyway ,we can be thankfull what we have :))) 

11:27 AM Nov 11 2015 |


Russian Federation

I don’t have job at this moment. I’m on maternity leave. But I going to go to work in the beginning of next year. These job will be quite monotonous with tabs and excels files, but it’s new for me I can learn something new and practice my English because I will need to talk with people from different countries. For me the best job it’s job with horses (to ride, to care)

11:24 AM Nov 11 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie


I don’t have a job yet, but I can talk about being a student of the 4th year at uni. It’s really mundane now and I can’t wait to graduate and start a career, but I also know I will miss these days later in life.

10:41 AM Nov 11 2015 |


Russian Federation

I love my job. I am a polygraphic designer. My work is basically interesting.) It can be monotonous… but it’s very rare.

08:07 AM Nov 11 2015 |

andreia silva


I have my own clothes store store,  so i must know what is on fashion every week,  i need to be informed about what is going on on world fashion and to what  brasilian soup opera helps a lilte because brasilian womens loves to look like they favorite actress. I enjoy doing my work.

07:53 AM Nov 11 2015 |




Don’t mention get fat,I think gourmet food taster is the best job in this world.But ,the question is once something become a career which was required people to reach a couple of standards to do, it turns to be a little bit boring then they used to be.

07:18 AM Nov 11 2015 |

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