Journey in Life: 03/16/19

Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Work like a dog" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adli Wahid on Unsplash.
'Work like a dog' là làm việc một cách rất vất vả. Đôi lúc cụm từ này còn dùng để ám chỉ một công việc phải hạ mình.

Ví dụ
After working like a dog for four years at McMaster University, Liam has retired (nghỉ hưu) to life as, well, a dog

"I don't think I need to work like a dog to pay my bills (thanh toán các hóa đơn như điện, nước...)," said Stewart, a Clemson University graduate who works for the city of Greenville. "I can't afford an increase in the rate." Becky Lash, who owns the Tiger Cove campground (nơi cắm trại) on Lake Hartwell, said raising the basic facilities (trang thiết bị) charge (tiền phải trả) would cost her business $3,700 annually.

You may recognize his name from the movie "Million Dollar Arm." It's J.B. Bernstein. His legendary (huyền thoại) career in sports marketing inspired the movie. He was at Marietta College to share his insights (quan điểm) with the crowd (đám đông) about how to be successful. He talked about how to transform obstacles (khó khăn) into opportunities (cơ hội). "You're going to work like a dog your whole life. Do something you love. Find something that you're passionate (đam mê) about. Find something that you can make a difference. And then, you know what, the 30 to 40 years you spend working go by pretty good," he said.

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