IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 726 - Job satisfaction is an important part of being happy in life

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Most people spend a great deal of time at work; therefore job satisfaction is an important part of being happy in life. What elements are required for job satisfaction? It is possible for all workers to achieve job satisfaction.

Give reasons for your answer using your own ideas and experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1:
From the dawn of the time, most people allotted greatly of their time working. Throughout the history, a lot of researchers tried to come up with a definition and ways to achieve job satisfaction. Being satisfied with one's job is an integral part for you to have a happy life and great physical and emotional well-being. This will be proven on how job satisfaction differs from one individual and another. It is greatly affected by one's definition of satisfaction and their expectation on the job.

To begin with, nowadays people's lives greatly depend on their income and benefits from their job. Salary seems to be an essential element in considering their happiness and contentment to one's job. Another contributing element is the working environment. A healthy working environment consists of a good relationship between the employee and the employer, as well as their colleague, this has been an important role in attaining job satisfaction. In addition, without any doubt having a good time at work is one to take into consideration. To be more specific no one can be satisfied with their job if they are having an unhealthy relationship with their colleagues, this will definitely give them a lot of stress and will soon affect the person's job performance. Last but not the least, career growth opportunity is also one of the elements to be considered to attain a great job satisfaction that triggers the employee's happiness and making them realise their potentials.

Apparently, there are so many contributing elements to attain job satisfaction. But it is really possible for one to be satisfied with their job? In my own point of view, I would definitely agree that one can be satisfied on their job depending on their definition of satisfaction and depending on their reasonable and attainable expectation on their work. In my case, if I have to dependent on my salary and benefits for my job satisfaction it will be certain that I'm unsatisfied with my current job. As no one will be satisfied with their job if that will be their basis, because a good financial compensation and an excellent benefit is just a prize for all your hard work. Furthermore, working long hours and having a low salary will be out of the picture if you will just learn how to love your work and enjoy what you are doing.

To sum it up, although it is hard to be fully satisfied on one's job, it would be great if you will focus on the positive aspect of your work ad ignore the negative side of it, in order for you to achieve job satisfaction and happiness in life.

[ Written by - Arlyn Crescini ]


Model Answer 2:
Job satisfaction is apparently a very essential part for people. Many people try their hard to meet the job satisfaction. Thus, they may spend most of their time working. Although work satisfaction can be extremely subjective and can differ among people, yet there will be some factors leading to work satisfaction, for instances achievement, reward, better working environment, nice co-workers, career prospect and suitable job responsibilities.

To begin with, achievement is one of the important elements contributing to job satisfaction. Achievement can be addressed as fulfilled goals of an organization or job. When someone has successfully obtained the purpose of his job, emotionally he will get such satisfaction. For example, in arranging a social event, the organizer may feel satisfied and respectful when the event runs smoothly and successfully reaches the peak of the event.

In addition, reward also may contribute to job satisfaction. Reward is considered as something or gift given to someone as an award for his or her achievement on working. It may trigger happiness on workers and give them satisfaction as they perceive being appreciated by other people. Giving a holiday, for example, to a worker who completely finished her work will lead her to a job satisfaction as emotionally she feels what she did already met the requirement and objective.

Salary, increment, compensation and rewards for extra works often motivate people and make them happy in their jobs. Apart from personal benefits, well-behaved boss, nice co-workers, suitable job responsibilities and nice and fair working environment are other important aspects for job satisfactions.  

Meanwhile, expectation of job satisfaction for employees may be realistic when the can directly benefit from their employers. For example is receiving reward and self-pride. They may contribute to self-value and prestige of someone that may lead her to job satisfaction and promotion for a better position in her working place. However, people have different expectations from their jobs and that’s why satisfying all employees is impossible.

All in all, job satisfaction can be determined by some factors and individuals may perceive different satisfaction. It can be personally dependent. However, the expectation of job satisfaction can be realistically assessed through reward and job promotion, though that will not fulfill every one’s expectation.

[ Written by - Linda Ayu ]


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