Vacation Time or Job Training CELPIP Writing
(27 minutes/150-200 words)
Read the following information.
You work in a small office. The boss wants to reduce a vacation time by two days, but send everyone in the office to a nice beachside hotel for 4 days of job training. Some of the staff are very happy with this idea. Others are upset. The boss asked you to respond to an opinion survey.
Choose the option that you prefer. Why do you prefer your choice? Explain the reasons for your choice. Write about 150-200 words.
Vacation Time or Job Training:
Option A: I think we should keep our vacation time instead of going to the training.
Option B: I think we should do the training and cut back our vacation time.
CELPIP Responding to Survey Questions Vacation Time or Job Training
I second your suggestion to reduce the number vacations days and send us for a training instead.
After talking to my friends outside work, I have realized that our company currently gives more vacation days than any other company in our city. Being a team lead, I have noticed that this has resulted in long periods of time when employees have been absent from work leading to an overall decrease in productivity of my group. Surprisingly, I have also observed that about half the employees do no take all their vacation days anyway and instead choose to come to work.
I believe that sending everyone together for paid training at a beachside hotel is a great idea. I have overheard employees lamenting about how we do no have enough company events and this could very well be the perfect solution. The training will not only be beneficial for improving our skills but it will also provide an excellent opportunity for employees to get to know each other better.
CELPIP Survey on Reducing Vacation Time
Dear Mr. Gerts,
While I really appreciate your offer on the job training, I would like to keep the vacation policy for the following three reasons:
Firstly, I believe this training will not only benefit me but also the company as I will be betterequipped for my job. Thus it is an extension of work and should not be counted as a vacation, which is personal time.
Secondly, as a senior employee with a family, the vacation time is when I spend the days building relationships with my wife and children. Converting them into training would be hard on my family as they will not like to see me less.
And finally, while being at a beachside hotel is very inviting, I prefer learning in a more conducive environment, away from distractions like crowds and heat. I believe a training course at a local university will be a better fit for me.
I have all the confidence that you will make the right decision. Please let me know if you need my help talking to the other employees about this issue.