Session 8

Is one career enough?

In today’s episode we will be discussing how the world of work is changing. 

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Is one career enough?

한가지 직업이면 충분할까요? 오늘 에피소드에서는 우리는 직업의 세계가 어떻게 변하고 있는지에 대해 논의 하겠습니다.

Is one career enough? In today’s episode we will be discussing how the world of work is changing.

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Presenter
여러분 안녕하세요. English Together 에 오신 것을 환영합니다. 저희 프로그램에서는 한 가지 주제에 대해서 논의하고 그 주제와 관련된 영어 표현을 가르쳐 드리고 있습니다. 저는 채승훈 입니다. 오늘 저와 같이 하실 분들을 모셔보겠습니다.

Sam
Hello, I’m Sam.

Tom
And I’m Tom. Welcome to today’s program!

Presenter
네~ 안녕하세요! 오늘은 직업의 세계가 어떻게 변해가고 있는지 이야기해보겠습니다. 오늘날 한 사람이 평생에 걸쳐 몇 개의 직업을 가질까요? 어때요? 평균적으로 우리는 살면서 몇 번이나 직업을 바꿀까요?
a) 두번에서 다섯번 사이
b) 다섯번에서 일곱번 사이
c) 일곱번에서 열번 사이

Sam
Mmh, I don’t know! What do you think, Tom?

Tom
Mmh, I’m not the right person to ask, really. I don’t like change.

Presenter
어이구 톰, 어쩔 수 없어요. 요즘 같은 세상에는 변화에 잘 적응하셔야해요. 자, BBC Radio 4에서 보도한 다음 내용을 들으면서 우리의 'working lives' 직장생활이 어떻게 바뀌어가는지 한 번 알아봅시다.

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What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question that we all get asked as little kids. When we’re five years old, it’s a fun game, but as we get older we start to believe that we need to narrow our focus and devote our lives to one thing. But that is becoming less and less true. In such a rapidly changing economy, it makes sense to assume that more and more of us will be changing careers or holding down several careers at the same time. So is one career enough anymore?

Tom
Wait a minute. Holding down several careers at the same time? What exactly are they saying?

Presenter
Well, 'holding down' a career or a job means 어떤 career 또는 job을 계속해 성공적으로 가지고 있다는 뜻입니다. They’re saying that you would have 'several' 여러가지 careers, or more than one job, at the same time.

Tom
So, I’d hold down this job, and then one or two others, as well? When would I sleep?

Sam
I don’t think it means you’ll be working full time on all of these jobs, Tom!

Presenter
Yeah, you would probably have two or three part time jobs.

Sam
The report also says we might have one job at a time, but switch careers after a few years.

Presenter
'Switch' 는 'change' 와 같은 의미의 단어입니다.

Sam
Exactly, so you could switch from this job, to being a lawyer, for example. Actually, you’d make a great lawyer, Tom! You could argue for a living!

Tom
Maybe…maybe, I should. So, what’s wrong with having a job for life? My uncle was a farmer all his life, and my mother was a nurse for all her life. They devoted themselves to one thing and they did it very well.

Presenter
'To devote ourselves' 란 ‘헌신한다’라는 뜻입니다. And I’ve devoted myself to making you laugh, Tom. One day!

Sam
Maybe you can still devote yourself to one area of work, like medicine, for instance, but have more than one career in that area.

Presenter
맞아요! 그럼 조금 전에 물어봤던 질문으로 다시 돌아가 봅시다. 오늘날 우리는 평균적으로 몇 번 직장을 바꿀까요? 통계에 따르면 정답은… b) 다섯 번에서 일곱 번 사이입니다! Still not convinced, Tom?

Tom
I just don’t understand how switching jobs 5-7 times is good – good for you or good for your employer. They’ll train you in something, and then you become good at it, and then you leave!

Sam
But you can still take what you’ve learned in one job and bring it to the next one. For people like me, who are into lots of different things, this is great news!

Presenter
'To be into' 는 열정을 갖는다는 뜻입니다. But, Sam, you’re into too many things! How would you choose your next career?

Tom
Yeah, Sam, you change your mind all the time. Last week you were into working with animals, this week you’re into working in a restaurant. What’s it going to be next week?

Sam
Actually, I’ve been reading lots about…

Tom
Yeah, what is it? Here we go!

Presenter
하하… 또 시작이군요! 여러분은 어떠세요? 한 번에 한 개 이상의 직장을 'hold down' 할 수 있습니까? 아니면 한가지 직장에 'to devote yourself to' 하는 편이 나으세요? 오늘 준비한 시간을 마무리짓기 전에 마지막으로 우리가 배운 표현들을 다시 한 번 살펴봅시다. 전부 직업의 세계와 관련된 표현들이에요. 'To hold down a job' 계속해 어떤 한 직업을 갖고 있다, 'to switch careers' 직업을 바꾸다, 'to devote ourselves to something' 무언가에 헌신을 하다, 그리고 마지막으로 'to be into something' 무언가에 열정을 갖는다.
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Session Vocabulary

  • to hold down a job
    어떤 직업을 성공적으로 계속 가지고 있다

    to switch careers
    직업을 바꾸다

    to devote oneself
    헌신한다

    to be into
    열정을 갖는다

    full time
    풀타임

    part time
    파트타임

    for a living
    직업으로

    working lives
    직장생활