Face Off JRA 2014: Should secondary school offer students workshops on proper workplace conduct? (Negative)

Face Off JRA 2014: Should secondary school offer students workshops on proper workplace conduct? (Negative)

The situation regarding the younger generation's poor performance in the workplace is becoming more serious. Some employers complain that young employees do not know how to dress professionally for different occasions, and they do not show respect and behave well towards elders. However, I do not support the idea of holding workshops to train secondary students before they step into the workplace. 

Asking teachers to prepare these workshops will only increase their heavy workload. Nowadays, teachers have a lot to do - finding learning materials for their students, doing assessments and marking exam papers. As well as teaching, they organise extracurricular activities. So they would have to sacrifice the little spare time they have left to conduct these workshops. 

For the students, attending these workshops would only cut into their leisure activities and shorten study time. Students have a lot of homework these days. If workshops are held after school, students will be too tired to stay focused, and may have to skip private lessons. If they are held during class time, the number of lessons for each subject will be cut. 

Finally, these workshops would be neither feasible nor sensible, as they cannot cover workplace conduct for each specific field that students might enter into. For example, proper business etiquette, attire and the work environment at a law firm are totally different from a department store or an advertising firm. Schools may not have the resources and equipment to facilitate such workshops. 

So, these workshops should not be offered. 

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