IELTS Writing 12 Topics Sample #3/12 : Work 03


Some people think job satisfaction is more important than job security, while others believe that having a permanent job is better than enjoying the job.
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Although, at least ideally, it would be preferred for a person to have a job or a career they love, it should also be pointed out that people need to make a living and provide for themselves or their families And sometimes, those necessities encourage people to make compromises with their jobs and careers.

On the side of job satisfaction, it is always nice for a person to have a job that they enjoy. People who enjoy their jobs are generally people who are working harder and living more fulfilled lives. But it is only fair to point out that sometimes satisfying jobs are not as stable as people would prefer them to be. For example, starting a business may give the owner more freedom to work in the preferred way, but it does not necessarily mean that the business will be long-lasting. Also, sometimes those satisfying jobs do not pay enough to support people and their families.

With this in mind, job security can sometimes outweigh job satisfaction, as people make compromises in seeking out and working jobs that might be more stable or more permanent,as compared to more satisfying jobs that might not have the same stability or might not be as financially rewarding.

Ideally, we would all have jobs that are both satisfying and secure. However, as not everyone
is always blessed to have both, people then have to make choices or compromises as to whether passion is more important than security. There is no right or wrong answer, but those are decisions that people need to make as individuals, based on their own wants and needs.