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美文: 只要认真做 任何工作都是好工作

kira86 于2020-06-23发布
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如果你只是想着苦和钱,你也许不想把正在做的事情做好。在每一项工作中,我学到了有助于我下一份工作的东西——如果你兢兢业业地做事,你就能从所做的事情中学到东西。
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Any Job Is a Good Job

任何工作都是好工作

My father woke me up early one summer morning when I was fourteen and announced: “Get up, you're going with me to cut the grass in the garden.”

一个夏日的早晨,父亲把我从睡梦中唤醒,对我说起床,和我一起去花园除草。”

The idea that my father thought I was old enough to help him in his business made me feel proud and excited. From sunup to sundown, my father, my younger brother and I worked in the large garden. By the end of the day I was too tired to say a word but I felt good. This was my first time to help my father in his business. I got $ 6 for my work that day.

父亲认为我已经到了可以帮他做点事的年纪。他的这个想法使我又激动又自豪。从日出到日落,父亲、弟弟和我在大花园里一直忙碌着。到活快要干完的时候,我累得说不出话,不过感觉很好。这是我第一次帮助父亲做事.那天我干活得到六美元。

One day my father found some leaves I had missed and pulled me aside. “Take away these leaves!” he said, “and don't make me have to tell you to do it again.” The message was clear. Today I value the importance of doing a job well the first time. It will never fail to impress the person you are working for.

有一天,父亲发现我遗漏的叶子,就把我拉到一边。“把这些叶子拿走!”他说,“下次别让我再告诉你这么做。”这话说得非常明白。如今我珍视第一次就把工作做好的重要性,这样做一定会给雇主留下好的印象。

After two years, my father told me and my brother that he felt we were old enough to cut the grass by ourselves. Every Saturday during my last two years of high school, we set off early in the morning with the same strong wish we had gained while working under our father.

两年后,我父亲告诉我和我弟弟,他觉得我们年龄够大了,可以独立除草了。在我高中后两年的每个星期六,带着在父亲带领下从工作中获得的同样的强烈愿望,我们一大早就出发了。

Looking after the garden was neither exciting nor high-paying, but that didn't matter. It taught me that any job was a good job and that whatever I was paid was more than I had before.

照管花园不那么令人兴奋,报酬也不高,但是,那没有什么关系。这叫我懂得,任何工作都是好工作,而且无论付我多少报酬都比我以前得到的报酬多。

A newspaper reporter once asked me how someone could possibly live with hard work and low pay. “If you're only thinking about hard work and money, you probably don't want to do any better than you are doing,” I answered. In every job, from cutting the grass to washing dishes. I've learned much. I've learned something that helps me in my next job.

一个报社记者有一次问我,一个人怎么能够接受干的活苦而得到的报酬低。“如果你只是想着苦活和钱,你也许不想把正在做的事情做得更好,”我回答说。在每一项工作中,从除草到洗碗,我学到了许多东西。我学到了一些有助于我下一份工作的东西。

If you work hard enough, you can learn from any job you do.

如果你兢兢业业地做事,你就能从所做的事情中学到东西。

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