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25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Agree or disagree: Lifetime employment is no longer practical in modern society

Agree or disagree: Lifetime employment is no longer practical in modern society

(賛成か反対か:現代社会において、終身雇用はもはや現実的でない)

 

I’m of the opinion that lifetime employment is no longer practical in modern society.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, it’s very difficult for companies to hire employees until their retirement in the future. Japan is one of the super-aging society, and government expenses for medical care will increase significantly in the future. Decreasing amount of government funding will lead to further economic recession. Also, because of the low birthrate, companies are struggling to secure young workforce, decreasing their revenue and profits. Under the circumstance, even large corporations are nowadays laying off employees.

 

Second, adopting performance-based promotion system is needed in order to compete with foreign companies. Recently, large corporations in other countries have been providing high quality products or services at an affordable cost with customers. If Japanese companies keep adopting lifetime employment in the future, they will have less incentive to compete with these competitive corporations, and Japan will fall behind economically.

 

In conclusion, I don’t believe that lifetime employment is practical in modern society. (170 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①従業員を定年まで雇い続けることが困難(少子高齢化に伴う不景気)

②成果に応じた昇進システムの導入が必要(海外のライバル企業と競争してくため)