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Upper intermediate: B2


I have completed the lesson for 'A Talk About Motivation' . The level I chose was Upper Intermediate B2.

What is motivating me in my job is to receive good words from my management . also the incentive can motivate me too.

for me it can be higher salary,good looking places with an interesting design and the creativity potential that the job has.also when i do things that have engaging audiences feedback (like making games) i am more motivated.

In my opinion the best incentive to do a good performance is to have a person that has a big leadership and that can direct your decision in doing something at work. I'am thinking to a boss, a chief or someone else that has an ascendent on you and that is a good example for all the members of a working group, something like a spirituale guide, an example to follow, not only at work, but generally also in your life.

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In my previous job as a aftersalesmanager in automotive they offered me a fix salary and in addition a bonus in growth revenue. After the first year I was obligated to ask after the first evaluation. Within the first five months there was a revenue increase of 5 %, in the sixth month our top mechanic felt sick and he was out for eight months caused by a hernia with no replacement on the workfloor. My bonus for the whole year was gone ! Now I'm looking for a new job with a better agreement.

What motivates you in your job or studies?

In my job, good working environment, good salary, good job nature motivates me a lot to work harder and even to do overtime. Also a job of my hobby and a job is important for my lifetime career is a lot matter for me as well.

In my studies, I like the subject, stories, abstracts and thesis are giving me greater knowledge and useful for my life. I also like to achieve higher grades and distinctions in my studies as well, and I believe that is motivating me a lot to study harder to achieve greater results.

When I was student, the best thing that motivated me when I work was the fear of failure. When I think that I’ll fail if I don’t work, I am more and more motivated. On the other hand, I like to be free in my choice, It’s bit difficult for me when I am constrained to work on a thing that I don’t like, I am less motivate.

One of the best incentive that motivate me most in my employee-jobs is working with a good boss. A good boss will be a good partner to work with, a good teacher to learn from, and a respectful person to trust. He or she will know how to gather people in to one group and push each member's strength to the best for achieving goals timely. Besides, working with a good boss will make you love your job. The more you love the job, the more effectively you work, and consequently you're going to feel the life is more and more better. How can you use one third time of your life to work under a disgusting boss? No way. So, a good boss should be the best offered incentive.