文化差异(Culture Difference): 个人的进步 Personal Progress
In many parts of the world , personal influence。 is essential in achieving success. Th。is is not。 true in the United States, where success usually results。 from hard work , education。, skill, and personal init。iative , America is truly a "do-it-yourself" society ; success is not dependent on family origins or the h。elp of a。n influential person . Personal prog。ress is the resu。lt of individual effort.
B。ecause effort and initiative are so important in America。 , there are many。 customs that may be diffe。rent from those practiced in other countries. For example , it is not considered dishonorable to quit。 a job, even if you have had it。 for only a short ti。me . Moving from job-to -job , or "job-hopping ", as it is called , is quite a。cceptable in the United States. Frequently , the opportunity to change jobs o。ffers workers a chan。ce to move up to a better po。sition. Americans like to move from place to place trying n。ew jobs, meeting new people and living in different parts of the c。ountry. "Job-hopping" also gives employers a chance t。o benefit from the new ideas and skills that different people bring t。o their jobs even if such people are employed for only a short time.
Excerpted from " A Guide to U.S.A. ", edited by Li Yang, Li Yi, publ。ished by Foreign La。nguage Teaching and Research Press.