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Co-worker

TOEFL Essay Topic 22 - We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a co-worker (someone you work closely with)? Use reasons and specific examples to explain why these characteristics are important.

Author: s | Date: April 3, 2017 | Score: 3.5 | => 5 or 6 Essays, Click Here <=

Co-worker

I think important characteristics of a co-worker are honesty and reliability for the following reasons.

First, I can’t trust him or her if they are not honest. For example, when I was a university student, I belonged to a swimming club. Jiro, who was a teammate at that time, was a liar, and he sometimes told a lie. There was a big swimming competition once, and it turned out that he didn’t show up. We were afraid of him and called him up, then he said he had caught a cold and he couldn’t come. So, we felt sorry for him because it was a good chance to swim in a large pool. A month after that, however, a friend of mine told me that she saw him with his girl friend on that day! I was shocked to hear that. There were some more episodes of his lie so I gradually came not to take his words straight. As this example illustrates, I can’t trust those who are not honest.

Second, I can ask their opinions when I’m confused if they are reliable. For instance, when I was a high school student, I had a friend Hanako, who was very considerate and kind. She knew a lot of things I never knew and she thought everything carefully. At that time I hadn’t decided even whether to major in the arts or in sciences. I thought I couldn’t decide it by myself, so I asked her her opinion. She asked me to figure out what I found most interesting and I said I was interested in both Japanese history and medical science. Then she suggested to me that making good and bad points lists might help me. So I made them, and thanks to her, I could make my mind to major in medical science. This experience shows that I can easily ask my co-worker for help if they are reliable.

Thus, in my opinion, important characteristics of a co-worker are honesty and reliability.


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