口译学习材料 | 养宠物的人事业更成功?(双语)

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养宠物的人事业更成功?


Owning a lovable, cuddly pet can unquestionably make one's home life better——and apparently, it canaffect pet owners' professional lives as well.



养一只可爱又萌萌的宠物无疑会让家庭生活更美好,而且这似乎还能影响到宠物主人的职业生涯。


In fact, according to a new survey, people who haveowned pets may be more professionally successful, and this is definitey good news for ambitious pet parents.  

实际上,根据一项最新调查,养宠物的人在职业上会更加成功,这对在事业上有雄心壮志的宠物主人们真是个好消息。


The survey was conducted by Kelton Global Research for Banfield Pet Hospital, according to Fast Company. The researchers surveyed 857 adults in the United States with a variety ofcareers, as explained in the survey summary on Banfield's website.

据《快公司》杂志报道,这项调查是凯尔顿全球研究为班菲尔德宠物医院开展的。医院官网公布的调查总结称,研究人员调查了来自各行各业的857位美国成年人。


Among the C-suite executives (CEOs, etc.) surveyed, 93 percent grew with a pet in their home, with 78 percent claiming that growing up with a pet helped cause their career success as anadult.


在受访的各类高管(职位以C开头的,比如CEO)中,93%的人从小家中就有宠物相伴,78%的人表示和宠物一起长大对他们成年后的事业成功有帮助。


Interestingly, 83 percent of C-suite executives who participated  said  they  grew  up  with a dog, 59  percent  of  them  said  they  grew  up  with  a  cat,  and  37  percent  of  hem said they grew upwith another kind of pet.


有趣的是,83%的受访高管说,他们和宠物狗一起长大,59%的人说和宠物猫一起长大,37%的人和其他种类的宠物一起长大。


So, how exactly does pet ownership cause career success?


那么,养宠物到底能在多大程度上促进事业成功呢?


Well, according to Banfield's research, executives reported that their pet helped teach themlessons like responsibility, creativity, empathy, discipline, and organization, which have allbeen invaluable in the business world.


根据班菲尔德宠物医院的调查,受访的高管们表示,宠物教会了他们责任、创造力、同情、纪律和组织,这些在职场都是宝贵的品质。


"At Banfield Pet Hospital, we've long recognized the special bond between people and their pets, as well as the positive impact pets have on our society," Brian Garish, president of Banfield Pet Hospital, said in a statement on Banfield's website.


医院董事长布莱恩·加里什在官网的一份声明中说:“在班菲尔德宠物医院,我们早就意识到人们和宠物之间的特殊关系,以及宠物对社会的积极影响。”


"From the pet ownership lessons we learned as children, to the ways our four-legged friends currently help us evolve, connect with others, and stay grounded, our latest research supports the notion we've had all along -- that there may be a link between pets and their ability to help shape us as people."


“从儿时养宠物的经验教训,到如今宠物朋友们帮助我们进步、与他人建立联系、以及脚踏实地,我们的这一最新研究支持了我们长期以来的理念:宠物或许有助于我们的人格形成。”


But what about people who grew up pet-less, but have adopted pets as adults? Luckily for those, the survey showed that current pet ownership can also help with professional success.


但那些小时候家中没有宠物,成年后又养了宠物的人呢?他们也很幸运,调查显示,成年后养宠物也有助于事业成功。


According to the research, 86 percent of current pet parents surveyed said owning pets helps them stick to a routine, better manage their time, and more efficiently multitask. But even if you don't think your pet has directly helped you, your coworkers' knowledge that you have a pet may actually be beneficial for your career.


调查显示,86%的有宠物受访者称,养宠物帮助他们坚持了一种习惯,能更好地管理时间,同时处理多个任务时效率更高了。但即便你并不认为宠物直接帮助了你,你的同事知道你养宠物其实对你的事业也有帮助。


In fact, 80 percent of people surveyed said they "feel more connected to colleagues who are pet owners," and 79 percent of those surveyed believe that fellow co-workers who have pets are "hard workers."


实际上,80%的受访者说,他们“和养宠物的同事感觉更亲近”,79%的受访者认为养宠物的同事“更勤奋”。


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