VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S/R]

Vocabulary

1.YOLO= You Only Live Once
ex: do you believe in YOLO? Yes of course
ex: YOLO believers think that you should cherish the present, and not worrying about the future.

2. partake= involve, participate 参与
ex: You need to partake in the volunteer events in order to graduate.

3. mitigate= to reduce, to limit 缓解 减轻
ex: if you work in the bank and sell bonds, you need to be able to identify and mitigate risks.
ex: In order to mitigate the impact of global warming, we should use public transportation.

Speaking

when I quit my job, I was worried about it. If I have no income, I’m not so confident, only my husband supports the family. But I think he did everything, I did everything and he always says “thank you so much”. He know I would not ask him for money, he would give me a sum of money every month. That makes me every month. What he did made me feel I’m still valuable.

My nephew is 25 years old, he and his classmate came to SH. His friend found a job as an English teacher, he only did this job for 3 months, and he said “I want to go back”. He gives up so quickly. When I was 25 years old, I had a job and I had commitment to the family. His grandma provide apartment for living, give him monthly salary, my mother-in-law pays for him, he thinks everything is so easy. He’s chasing his dreams, he wants to be an architect.

Revised

when I quit my job, I was worried about it. If I had no income, I would not be so confident, only my husband supports/provides for the family. But I think he did everything well, I did everything and he always says “thank you so much” for anything I do. He knew I would not ask him for money, he would give me a sum of money every month. That made me happy. What he did made me feel I’m still valuable.

My nephew is 25 years old, he and his classmate came to SH. His friend found a job as an English teacher, he only worked for 3 months, and he said “I want to go back”. He gave up so quickly. When I was 25 years old, I had a job and I had commitment to the family. His grandma provided accommodation , gave him monthly salary/ allowance, my mother-in-law pays for his expenses, he thinks everything comes so easy. He’s chasing his dreams, he wants to be an architect.

Reading

https://www.echinacities.com/career-advice/Is-Nepotism-Still-Alive-and-Well-in-the-Chinese-Workplace

Nepotism in Chinas public sector

However, this type of behaviour would not be tolerated in China’s state-run enterprises, and especially not in government institutions. China’s anti-corruption campaign has taken steps beyond your wildest dreams in this sector.

For example, a government-run newspaper in Beijing has for a long time been giving gifts to its employees as small tokens of appreciation. A basket of fruit here, a box of eggs there — nothing particularly expensive. However, in the last couple of years, the gifts have dried up completely due to the anti-corruption campaign.

Instead, the newspaper employees have to work for their rewards – usually by partaking in events such as walking around a nearby park, which takes no more than 20 minutes. By having their employees to work for their gifts, the risk of being branded corrupt is mitigated.

If this is any indication of how seriously the anti-corruption campaign is taken in the public sector, you can rest assured that nepotism is hardly an issue.