Work-Sharing (IELTS Task2)

Q: Companies that do work-sharing with other companies are increasing. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Write at least 250 words.

With the spread of the pandemic, most companies have some economic damage, such as service industries. Conversely, some companies that produce essential items for living at home are increasing the amount of work. I agree with work-sharing between such companies.

On the one hand, there are some drawbacks to work-sharing. First, former regular staff may have to decrease the amount of work. Consequently, their salary reduction in such a situation would lower their morale working. Next, companies need to change regulations to share work with other companies. Workers in charge of the accounting department have to adjust the accounting rules of both companies. For this reason, both companies have to spend a lot of time.

On the other hand, there are several advantages. First, companies can share their strength. For example, some restaurants can hire former newspaper delivery staff who know detour routes. They can avoid chronic congestion. For this reason, delivery staff can send food to customers as soon as possible. Next, companies can continue hiring workforces. Bus drivers who decrease their job can drive a vehicle safely. Some logistic companies require such drivers. As a result, drivers can keep their job. Finally, both companies can learn about each other. Some cabin attendants have rich experiences answering politely. Also, some call center staff have experience in how to answer the phone well. Consequently, both companies can learn how to answer customers from each other.

Overall, I believe that work-sharing has a lot of benefits. Companies can share each of their strengths. They can keep their staff and learn the advantages of other company cultures.

(265 words)

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