Date: Saturday, June 20th 2015
Participants (from 7 countries) :
Tunisia: Marwa, Amine | USA: Rick, Jami |India: Sunita | Philippines: Lala, Shana | Iran: Milad |Vietnam: Kelly | France: Andre
Team A-Panel PRO: Amine, Rick, Milad
Team B-Panel CON: Jami, Lala, Sunita, kelly
Team C-AUDIENCE: Andre, Shana
Panel PRO summary:
- If someone wants to be successful in his/her career he or she would have to love or at least like what they do as a job.
- Cause and effect: when people are doing what they like, they feel inspired, energetic and passionate which makes them work better and to achieve more tasks and job goals and that make them get promotions, bonus and awards faster than how they would if they wouldn’t feel those things.
- We spend most of our lifetime at work thus, if we don’t make it meaningful it can be a really long time of doing what we really don’t want to do.
- At the beginning of our career it might be ok to do what we don’t like to do for the money but at the middle of our lives we have to start thinking in what we enjoy doing instead of doing something that we “have to” do.
- When people are not happy with their jobs, they feel fed up and they may not last longer in it resulting in the loss of such salaries.
- When someone doesn’t enjoy doing what they do at work, when that person comes back home, it can have an impact on the family life.
Panel CON summary:
- Not being satisfied with your job is not so much of a big issue when you are getting enough money to “buy” satisfaction by acquiring the things you want or to keep the life style you want.
- When people focus on money more than self-satisfaction, they can make the economy stronger, and societies can be maintained in a stronger position. A person's income contributes to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of a country, therefore higher wages raises the GDP.
- Anyone could do their job well even if they don’t like doing it and still earn promotions and benefits by just doing a good job. You don’t have to like it to do it well.
- When people focus only on working on the things they like, it often prevents them from opportunities for higher incomes which can help them provide the things which their family need.
- Many families don’t have much because the bread-winner (or person that generates the income for the family) has set their mind on feeling good at work rather than on doing what it takes to support the family.
- When we are young, we watch our parents complain and suffer for their jobs, so we often decide that we are going to pursue job satisfaction in order to not have the same fate but when we have families of our own, we understand that when we are responsible for our families, we have to do things we do not like to survive and to provide for them.
- When you pursue job satisfaction, you may end up looking for that job all your life or to become jobless because companies are not focused on what you like and they are not there to make you happy.
- People often lose many opportunities to get good jobs because they don’t like to have those jobs.
- Shana chose team A.
- Andre remained undecided.
Team A won the debate, Thanks everyone for participating.
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