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Mordern Worplace

June 5, 2016

The problem of long working hours is a real headache in our country. It kills many people every year (see Figure 1), and many companies are trying to change that. They have at least oneNo Overtime Dayin a week, and it is often Wednesday. OnNo Overtime Day,” workers are asked to leave their offices before 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., companies play the songThere’s Always Tomorrowand turn off all the lights.

However, after the workers walk out of their offices, they don’t go home. Some go back later, turn on their table lamps, and keep working, and others find somewhere else to work until very late at night. Restaurants and coffee shops are busier on Wednesday evenings, and they have started selling drinks and meals for these workers.

But why do these people keep working? A study shows that workers who work more hours often have a bigger chance to get paid more and rise higher in their companies. This is true for both men and women (see Figure 2). Working long hours has become a way to show that people are hard-working. Clearly, this must be changed before the problem gets any worse.

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1.
There are four important points in the report: a. WhatNo Overtime Dayis b. WhyNo Overtime Dayfails c. Why there isNo Overtime Dayin the country d. How workers deal withNo Overtime DayHow are they ordered in the report?
c → a → b → d.
a → c → d → b.
a→ d → c → b.
c → a → d → b.
2.
What does this mean in the report?
Workers do not go home when they walk out of the office.
Restaurants and coffee shops open until very late at night.
The way workers show they are hard-working.
The number of workers who get paid more and rise higher in the company.
3.
What can we learn from Figure 1 and Figure 2?
Long working hours kills more and more workers every year.
Long working hours killed more women than men in 2014.
Men and women have almost the same chance to get paid more and rise higher when they work 2,200 hours.
Men usually have a bigger chance to get paid more and rise higher when they work the same hours as women.