3/2 (Sat.) Among expectation, reality and sacrifice (Host:Debby)

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3/2 (Sat.) Among expectation, reality and sacrifice (Host:Debby)

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Section 1
When the New Year rolls around, people will have some expectations and set goals to reach in the new year.

Expectations are what we think will happen, while reality is what actually transpires. This inconsistency can result in feelings of disappointment or frustration. Do you feel these two don't match up sometimes or all the time?

Article
The Expectations vs. Reality Trap
https://www.verywellmind.com/expectatio ... ap-4570968

Questions
1.Have you ever experienced a disconnect/misalignment between your expectations and reality? Could you share that experience?
2.Do you think how to build more realistic expectations?
3.In your opinion, do expectations generally serve as motivation or pressure?
4.The author mentioned that expectations can create significant stress when they don't match up with reality. What strategies do you think can help reduce this stress?



Section 2
Many people admire employees in top tech companies for their high salaries and benefits.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs are some of the most high-paying jobs in the United States. It’s because they require immense knowledge in science, mathematics, and technological domains, and the educational path toward such can be challenging and full of sacrifices.

Do you know what kind of life these employees lead to earn their salary? The reference videos contain field interviews and show real cases. Let's start to explore and discuss.

Below articles are for reference if you want to get more before meeting. If you don’t have time to read, it’s okay and you still can feedback from your experience.

Reference article
    Is Sacrifice Necessary for Success?
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sacrific ... k-jennings
      Employees will sacrifice a pay raise for better benefits
      https://www.benefitnews.com/news/employ ... r-benefits
        Why Software Engineers Make Six Figures
        https://collegerealitycheck.com/software-engineers-pay/

        Reference Video (in Chinese)
        接加班的人回家—30歲竹科工程師,每月加班90h【加班不孤單EP1】
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT_o8_e ... G&index=16

        39歲離開科技業、放棄百萬年薪,只為幫兒子打一場寶可夢【加班不孤單Ep7 】
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQnt8PR ... G&index=10
        If you would like to watch more, you could search the key word #加班不孤單.

        Questions
        1. What are people's expectations of the employees working in the well known tech companies?
        2. What kind of real life do they/you live under the high paying or in the well known company? Is there anything they/you might give up/sacrifice?
        3. Is there any reality or sacrifice that is out of your expectation?
        4. If given the choice, would you prefer a high-paying job with overtime work or a moderately paying job with standard working hours? What factors would influence your decision?

        Thank you for your reading and joining .



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        Rock
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        Re: 3/2 (Sat.) Among expectation, reality and sacrifice (Host:Debby)

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        What a coincidence! I just learned from Iris that the best is to have "no expectation". It's even better than low expectations. :lol:

        https://www.aneclecticmind.com/2015/02/ ... ectations/

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        In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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