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        暑假前,我有幸被邀請為一個青少年工作體驗計劃擔任面試官,計劃是幫助年青人體驗工作的苦與樂,於整個面試過程中,我除了扮演機構僱主的角色,面試一班將會在暑假內尋覓暑期工作的高中同學外,同時我亦會於他們面試後,就著他們的面試表現,個別給予意見,他們最後會被安排到不同的地方進行暑期工作體驗。

        暑期末,我再被邀請出席這個青少年工作體驗計劃的結業及分享會,在分享會上看到很多面善的同學,心裏一想: 「他們不曾是在面試當天與我傾談的年青人嗎?」回頭再望,他們真是與我初次會面的高中學生,驚訝的是,只是過了短短的一個暑假,在我眼前的年青人竟然變得成熟及得體了很多,他們不但穿著整齊筆挺的服飾外,而且亦十分有禮地主動與我這個曾有短短面談過的「面試官」打招呼。 我相信這個暑期工作體驗對這班青少年有不少的磨練機會,對他們日後工作及處事態度亦獲益不少。

        在工作體驗計劃的分享會上,其中有一個同學分享他在工作實踐的經驗,令我有深刻體會。 這位同學被安排到一間辦公室當文職工作,他的日常工作主要是影印文件、接聽來電及收發信件等,他形容起初的工作簡單及頗為沉悶,往往上司安排給他的工作,不到半天左右便完成,但他習慣完成上司交帶的工作後,自己會尋找其他工作及學習機會,包括: 清潔辦公室、查解不明白的電郵英語及主動協助同事工作等。 在一星期的暑期工作體驗完畢後, 上司讚賞他的工作態度,公司並且給予他多一個月的受薪工作,他很開心自己受到公司的重視。

        不錯,這位同學主動及積極的工作態度,不但贏了公司的讚賞,而且亦能從工作上學到很多書本學不到的工作體驗呢。 最近,我亦與朋友分享此經驗,朋友聽後亦笑言她曾在中學時期的英語課堂中,被老師責怪她不是進行英語練習,而是做數學練習。 但她卻告訴老師她早已完成英語課堂的練習,但她不想浪費時間,只好爭取時間多做一些她沒有信心的數學練習,希望可改善成績。 最後,她憑藉主動積極的學習態度,最終她的英語及數學科成績均能取得佳績。

        同學們,新的學年又開始了,在此勸勉大家,即使你們面對自己不感興趣的學科,只要你對學習表現出一種主動及積極的態度,或將不感興趣的學科化為另一種的興趣及挑戰,不但可以使你戰勝那種挫敗及乏味感,而且更可以找到另一種的成功感呢。 古語有云:「學之,則難者亦易矣;不學,則易者亦難矣」。 言下之意,只要你肯用心學習,就算面對困難亦可自行尋找解決辦法;相反,若你要是一直保持著抗拒的心態來對待欠佳科目,那種煩厭和挫敗感就只會一直如影隨行,窒礙自己的進步空間。 學習上成功與挫敗多由你的態度決定,所以由今天開始,縱然在沒有信心或表現欠佳的科目上,應該抱持著正面及積極的態度,《易經》上提及:「天行健,君子以自強不息」,只要我們自強,每天好好地裝備自己,多嘗試及多查問於學習上不明白的地方,從而克服心中的恐懼,必定能夠突破自己,因為態度決定高度,希望各位從學習中找到樂趣。

 

 

 

 

 

 

蘇家樑 校長
10/9/2018

 


 

10 September 2018

 

     Before summer holidays, I was fortunate enough to be invited to act as an interviewer by a youth work experience scheme. The scheme aimed to help the young senior form graduates gain experience from the interviews. Throughout the process of the interviews, I played the role of a boss in a company, and I also provided the interviewees with individual advice after the interviews. They would then be assigned to different posts for work experience during summer.

     At the end of summer holidays, I was again invited to attend the graduation and sharing session of this youth work experience scheme. At the session, I found many students with familiar faces. Looking back again, I realized that they had been the interviewees during my interviews. Surprisingly, all young people had become much mature and sophisticated shortly after summer holidays. Properly dressed, they greeted me actively. I am confident that such work experience does help them gain a lot in working and handling matters in future.

     During the sharing session, one of the students impressed me most. This student was arranged to work as a clerical staff in an office. His routine was photocopying, answering phone calls and handling correspondence. Initially, he depicted his job as simple and tedious as he merely spent around half day completing all the tasks assigned by the superior. However, he got used to finding out more job-related working opportunities such as cleaning, clarifying any English messages and assist colleagues actively after finishing assigned tasks. Shortly after one-week internship, his boss praised his working attitude and offered him another one-month paid-job, and he felt delighted about the respect from his company.

     To be frank, he gained the appreciation from his company because of active and positive working attitude, which could not be learned form any textbooks. Recently, I shared this experience with my friend. She told me that she was encouraged by her English teacher to do more maths exercise during English lessons because she told her teacher that she had already done English classwork. As she did not want to waste any precious time, she seized more time doing maths exercise due to lack of confidence. Eventually, with her positive learning attitude, she passed both English and maths exams with flying colours.

     As the new school terms starts again, I would like to encourage all students to study harder even though you have taken some subjects you are not interested. When you have more active and positive attitude, you can turn them into your interests and challenges, which in return enhance a stronger sense of achievement, rather than frustration and failures. As the old saying goes, ‘if we learn it, the difficult thing will be easy; if we don't, the easy thing will be difficult’, which means when you make efforts to study, you can find out the solution to the problems; on the contrary, you will feel frustrated and annoyed if you insist on rejecting the subjects that you perform badly. In fact, you will never succeed because your failures and successes depend on your attitudes. Thus, starting from today, you should be positive and active despite lacking in confidence or performing badly in any subjects. As mentioned in The I Ching, ‘the Heavens are in motion ceaselessly.’ Only by being equipped every day and trying to figure out anything we do not understand can we overcome fears and achieve breakthroughs as success depends on attitudes. I do hope all can find out interests in studying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. So Ka Leung
Principal

佛教葉紀南紀念中學 Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College
訪客人次: 3668235
地址: 香港新界青衣長青邨
Address: Cheung Ching Estate, Tsing Yi, N.T., Hong Kong
電話(Tel): 2495 3363
傳真(Fax): 2433 9009
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