You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Many people work long hours, leaving very little time for leisure activities. Does this situation have more advantages or more disadvantages?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Compared to the past, people in the current working scenario are seen sparing much less time for leisure activities and are seen more engaged at work. Though it appears to be disadvantageous for many, I feel the present living situation makes it more productive.
To begin, human needs and desires are soaring and so do their necessity of money. Most people face this challenging situation by transforming themselves as workaholics, leaving behind factors, which can relax their mind and body. Hence, they accept the norm: ‘more work means more money’. Many such people foresee a much better recreation or holidays later in their life. The next major positive areas are the provision of career expansion and promotions at work. For example, most young employees perceive the fact that hard work is the cornerstone for them to build their career, and they continue this work as they reap exceptional benefits. Finally, financial security is to be met by most people who work, as they might face any unforeseen emergencies at any time during their life. Hence, many people feel that there is nothing wrong in sacrificing their leisure to meet these objectives.
Nevertheless, this situation is seen alarming for some. When the leisure time is set to the minimum, many employees might feel severely exhausted, both mentally and physically. This would adversely affect the health and productivity of a person, which would become detrimental for both the person as well as his career prospects. There is certainly some truth in this. However, I feel many employees have now learned how to tackle these problems effectively.
In conclusion, admitting the fact that leisure at work is necessary for an employee, I feel this situation is advantageous unless and until a person finds no time for leisure.