For adults, working is one of the most important aspects of life. Although many people believe that it is both salary and social connections that people could get from a job, others argue that social life should be divorced from the workplace.
On the one hand, social life at workplace associated with a job’s income can be somewhat beneficial to employees. In addition to money which can be considered as a reward for fulfilling duties, people have to work in a team where socializing with co-workers is inevitable so that they can achieve better performance in their jobs. During this process, they would find themselves having supportive colleagues and developing social skills, which are essential factors in obtaining job satisfaction. However, there are many things that one cannot share with their colleagues. Should one come into conflict with his or her boss, he or she can hardly confide them to co-workers.
Therefore, it is necessary that social life should be developed outside the workplace. Firstly, modern life witnesses a higher competitiveness among people in an office for job benefits and promotion. Workplace relationship becomes more materialistic because people tend to take advantage of others for the purpose of career development.
Secondly, making acquaintance with others can bring newer experiences. Rather than limiting ourselves at work, we can listen to different stories and new experiences from our friends. For example, a teacher who socializes at workplace only is obsessed with situations in class, but a friend who is a doctor can share with him about a balanced diet via their daily conversations, which is funnier and more useful.
In conclusion, given the income and social relationships a job offers to people, it is more beneficial to socialize outside of work.
Nguồn: DOL English