When is work beneficial to yourself?

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Work is a hard task that is giving to you but when is it beneficial to you?

Sometime when you work, it is beneficial to yourself so you don't get paid.

For example Kids do school work but it is beneficial for themselves so they don't get paid. However teachers teach children which is beneficial for the children so the teachers get paid. In a way it is beneficial to the teachers because at the end of the month they get paid. Another example is that parents do work for their kids. They cook food, wash and iron their clothing and loads more which is work, but they don't get paid because it's their own child they are looking after however if it was a childminder, they would get paid because it is not their own child they are looking after.

I hope you understand what I mean!

Do you have any other examples?


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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    10 Nov 2020

    Do you think you can sum up your thoughts with the one main question you'd like the Burnet News Club to answer?

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    1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg delightful_effort | Michael Faraday School | United Kingdom
      Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 10 Nov 2020

      Thank you so so much for commenting on my post :)
      So my question is...
      Why do some jobs get paid more then others?

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      1. Arjan Bains.jfif EXPERT: Arjan Bains, Senior Audit Associate @ KPMG
        delightful_effort's comment 12 Nov 2020

        Hi there delightful_effort, there's quite a few reasons why, but one of the main ones is the idea of supply and demand. I'll use an example to show what I mean.

        Imagine that you're *really* thirsty, and someone offers you a bottle of water. Because you're really thirsty, you might be willing to pay more for that water than if you weren't thirsty. You have a greater "demand" for the water and so the price rises.

        Now imagine if you were thirsty for the water, but instead of one person with a bottle of water, there were a thousand different people each with their own water shop. Chances are, you can get the water for a lower price because there's so many different shops competing with each other. The large amount of "supply" means a lower price.

        So taking this example and applying it to jobs. If there's a high demand (need) for a job, but there's a low supply of workers, there may very well be a higher salary/payment for doing that job. Consider the skills required to be a brain surgeon (a lot of qualifications and studying!) compared to a cleaner (although this is still a very important job, there are much less qualifications required to become one. There are a lot more people who are able to be cleaners than brain surgeons, and this is one of the main reasons why brain surgeons are paid a lot more!

        I hope this makes sense. My question to you based on your original post:

        When is work not beneficial ? Can the negatives outweigh the positives?


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        1. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg delightful_effort | Michael Faraday School | United Kingdom
          Arjan Bains, Senior Audit Associate @ KPMG's comment 19 Nov 2020

          Work is always beneficial to somebody. It is either to yourself or someone else. If it is not beneficial to anybody, I don't think it is work.
          The positive sides of work outweighs the negatives because when you are working you are either making something or providing services which will make a difference to people's lives.

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          1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
            delightful_effort's comment 20 Nov 2020

            Can you think of a task that isn't beneficial to you or someone else, delightful_effort?

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  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    13 Nov 2020

    I think that work is beneficial to yourself when you do something that will effect your career. For example if i want to be a singer my job will be singing but i love singing and it will help my reputation so it is beneficial to me.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg hardworking_apple | Michael Faraday School | United Kingdom
    20 Nov 2020

    Good post delightful_effort! You did a really good job!!

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