四六級必讀美文系列MP3:職業生涯的危機

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2016-3-18 09:42

四六級必讀美文系列MP3:職業生涯的危機

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英语四六級必讀美文音频系列

Unit 22 A "Career-Life" Crisis

【中英雙語文本】

In the new movie Up in the Air, Anna Kendrick stars opposite George Clooney as Natalie Keener, an ambitious new college graduate who takes a job at a company whose business is to fire people.

在最新影片《在雲端》中,安娜·肯德裏克與喬治·克魯尼演對手戲。她飾演娜塔莉·基納一一一位剛剛在一家替其他企業裁員的公司謀到一份職位的充滿抱負的大學畢業生。

(1) Natalie quickly gets to work developing a videoconferencing system that saves the company millions by performing terminations online. While on a cross-country trip to learn the rope,however, Natalie is shaken by the emotional implications of her prized job and quits.

(1)娜塔莉很快就適應了新工作,並且通過開發一種視頻電話會議系統,可以在網上般人就魚,從而幫她所在的公司節省了數百萬美元的資金。然而,在一次爲熟悉業務的全國旅行中,她爲自己本來引以爲傲的這份工作給別人的情感帶來的重大影響感到震驚,並且最終提出了辭呈。

These days, many people---young and old---are experiencing a career-life crisis, asking: "What do I do when I realize my dream job isn't so wonderful after all?"

眼下,很多人一一無論老少,都在經曆著一場職業生涯的危機。他們都在扪心自問:當我意識到自己一直夢想的那份工作其實不怎麽樣的時候,我該怎麽辦?

Not long after Christine Hassler, 33 years old, of Los Angeles landed a prestigious and lucrative job as a Hollywood agent, she found herself arriving at work with knots in her stomach and counting the minutes until the weekend.

今年33歲、來自洛杉矶的克裏斯汀·哈斯勒在一家好萊塢代理機構謀得一份令人羨慕、報酬豐厚的職位。但是不久之後,她就發現自己每次來上班的時候總是充滿不安,上班後分分衫、秒都在盼望周末快點到來。

"I didn't like the job, and I didn't like the person I was becoming while doing it-stressed out, irritable and unmotivated," she says.

她說,"我根本不喜歡這份工作,也不喜歡因爲這份工作而逐漸改變的自己一一頓疲力盡、暴躁易怒、沒有鬥志。"

Recognize the Impact

認識影響

(2) Securing a position in your most desired field is a major achievement, and when the day-to-day work doesn't turn out to be as great as you thought it would be, it's normal to feel depressed,disappointed and confused.

(2)在你夢想的領域獲得一份工作是一項重要的成就,而當日常工作結果並非你想象的那麽完美的時候,感到沮喪、失望和困惑是非常正常的現象。

You may feel powerless to make a decision, and this state of limbo can cause you to experience physical symptoms like insomnia, malaise and stomachaches.

你可能會感到無力作出決定,而這種沒著沒落的感覺可能會使你經曆種種症狀,比如失眠、莫名的不適和胃痛。

Examine Expectations

審視期望值

The way to cope is first to examine your expectations. Says Ms. Hassler: (3)"Often, the first few years at a job aren't the most thrilling because you're learning the ropes, and it may be unreasonable to think that you'll be jumping out of bed to go to work every day, or that you'll get promoted before you've had time to prove yourself."

“应对这种状况的办法,首先就是审视自己的期望值。“哈斯勒女士说. (3)一般来说,每份新工作的最初几年都不会那么令人兴奋,原因是你还在熟悉业务当中。这时候,要求自己每天都很积极地起床上班,或者希望自己在有时间证明自身价值之前就得到提升,可能都是不合情理的的想法。

Plan on the Sidelines

自我規劃

If you're certain that you've made a wrong turn not to get mired in feelings of negativity. "If you go to work every day with a woe-is-me attitude, you are going to feel even worse," says Ms. Hassler, who eventually left Hollywood to become a life coach and book author. She suggests talking about your feelings with a friend or mentor, but keeping your game face on at work.

如果你肯定自己的職業選擇是錯誤的一步,那麽也要試著不讓自己陷在負面情緒裏無法自拔。哈斯勒女士說,如果你每天去上班的時候都抱著我很倒黴的態度,那麽你會感覺更差。哈斯勒女士最終離開了好萊塢,成爲了一位生活指導和作家。她建議和朋友或者導師暢談自己的感想,但是在工作的時候則要保持正常心態。

Maintain your work reputation and in your free time you can start putting plans in place to transition your career. (4) Begin researching positions that are a better fit for your skills and interests, start saving money, and attend networking activities in different industries so that you can get plugged into their communities.

一方面保持在工作上的声望,一方面在闲暇的时候开始自我規劃,为职业转型做好准备。 (4)不妨开始研究更加适合自己技能和兴趣的职位,开始存钱,参加不同行业的社交活动,以便将来能够进入它们的领域。

Take the Pressure Off

消除壓力

And don't do anything rash. Although it's normal to make a career detour, it's also hard work, so you'll be well served to consider your next move carefully. (5) Putting pressure on yourself to find the perfect career right now will not make it happen any faster, so remove the sense of urgency.

不要行事魯莽。雖然職業轉型遇挫是很正常的事情,但是這也意味著要付出努力,因此仔細考慮自己的下一步行動有利無害。(5)給自己太多壓力,要求自己馬上找到完美的職業,只會適得其反,因此不要有緊迫感。

"Relax and spend some time getting to know yourself," says Ms. Hassler. "As we get a clearer picture of who we are, then what we want to do becomes easier to identify."

哈斯勒女士說,“不妨放松心情,花些時間了解自己。隨著我們越來越清楚自己是誰,那麽也就更加容易找到我們到底想做什麽。“

四六級句型講解

1. Natalie quickly gets to work developing a videoconferencing system that saves the company millions by performing terminations online.

本句是一个复合句,主句是Natalie quickly gets to work。 developing a videoconferencing system现在分词短语作方式状语。that 引导限制性定语从句,修饰system。

語法重點:分詞短語作狀語,定語從句

2. Securing a position in your most desired field is a major achievement, and when the day-to-day work doesn't turn out to be as great as you thought it would be, it's normal to feel depressed,disappointed and confused.

本句是一个复合句,主句是Securing a position …major achievement 和it's normal to feel depressed, disappointed and confused。第一个句子中 securing a position...field动名词短语作主语。when引导时间状语从句。

語法重點:動名詞短語作主語,時間狀語從句

3. "Often, the first few years at a job aren't the most thrilling because you're learning the ropes, and it may be unreasonable to think that you'll be jumping out of bed to go to work every day, or that you'll get promoted before you've had time to prove yourself."

本句是一个复合句。because引导原因状语从句。it是形式主语,真正的主语是后面的不定式短语,to think…prove yourself. 其中两个that引导两个宾语从句,作think的宾语。第二个从句中, before引导时间状语从句。

語法重點:原因狀語從句,形式主語,賓語從句,時間狀語從句

4. Begin researching positions that are a better fit for your skills and interests, start saving money, and attend networking activities in different industries so that you can get plugged into their communities.

本句是一个复合句。 Begin researching positions, start saving money和attend networking activities in different industries是三个并列的祈使句。that引导限制性定语从句,修饰positions. so that引导目的状语从句。

語法重點:祈使句,定語從句,目的狀語從句

5. Putting pressure on yourself to find the perfect career right now will not make it happen any faster, so remove the sense of urgency.

本句是两个简单句。第一个句子中. Putting pressure...right now 动名词短语作主语,其中to find...right now不定式短语作目的状语。 happen any faster是make的宾语补足语。

語法重點:動名詞作主語,不定式短語作狀語,賓語補足語