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用六个单词描述自己的工作

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小编摘要:听说过这样一个在线竞赛吗?参赛者只能用六个英文单词来描述自己的工作,选手们给出的答案或诙谐风趣,或深刻睿智。

开门见山:如果被问到靠什么谋生,有何看法,我想大部分人都能写出一本书来。但是,如果让你浓缩到六个单词来概述,你会怎么说呢?
Talk about getting straight to the point. Most of us could write a book when asked what we do for a living and how we feel about it. But if you were to boil it all down to six words, what would you say?
而这正是《史密斯》(Smith)杂志和咨询行业巨头美世咨询(Mercer)发起的一个在线竞赛的考题。最具智慧的答案将入选2012年初面世的《1份工,6个词》(Six Words About the Work Life)一书。
That's the topic of a contest cosponsored by Smith magazine and consulting giant Mercer. The submissions judged to be the cleverest will appear in a book called Six Words About the Work Life, due out in early 2012.
表现最佳的参赛者还将赢得iPads和PlayBooks平板电脑。然而,《史密斯》杂志的创始人拉里·史密斯说:“大部分人只是想和大家分享他们的故事”。
A few top winners will also receive prizes like iPads and PlayBooks. But, says the magazine's founder Larry Smith, "most people just like to share their story."
截至目前收到的答案包括:
Some of the entries so far:
“助理费力不讨好,但却必不可少。”
"Thankless, but everyone needs an assistant."
“中学辅导员,青少年问题专家。”
"Middle school counselor. Teenage angst specialist."
“切换任务,消磨时间。”
"Between windows, alt-tabbing the hours."
“财务小姐,人见人爱。”
"Who doesn't love the payroll lady?"
“图书管理员在此,禁止喧哗。”
"I am librarian, hear me whisper."
“帮助病人平静地离去,我深感欣慰。”
"Helping patients die comfortably comforts me."
“调酒师兼婚姻咨询师。”
"Work as bartender and marriage counselor."
“磁性写字板。图表。上升曲线。”
"Dry erase board. Graphs. Upward slopes."
“巧克力爱好者……让生活更甜蜜。”
"Amateur chocolatier…making life little sweeter."
“弃理从文:我是怪才。”
"Writer, former engineer: I speak geek."
“你希望什么时间完工?”
"You want it done by when?"
有一些参赛者描述的则是他们自己或他们老板的管理技巧:
A few contestants describe their, or their bosses', management techniques:
“轻声细语,保持距离。”
"Led in whispers, from a distance."
“广为纳谏,从善如流。”
"Asked for ideas and used them."
“诚实而不迂腐!”
"Integrity mixed with dose of tact!"
“有事没事就爱找茬!”
"Kicked my a** because he cared!"
史密斯称,比赛将一直持续到8月27日, “9月1日左右” 优胜者将得到通知。
The contest runs until August 27, and winners will be notified "on or around September 1," Smith says.
值得注意的是,过去五年来,该杂志一直在围绕不同的主题开展六词概述系列竞赛,吸引了美国、英国和加拿大50多万网友的参与,史密斯预言:“浓缩工作生活的精华容易让人上瘾。”
Noting that his magazine's Six-Word Memoir projects on various topics over the past five years have drawn more than half a million responses from the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada, Smith predicts that "distilling one's work life down to its essence will prove to be addictive."
或许只是一乐。
Or maybe just kind of fun.
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2011-08-15 10:33 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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