Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/cll/skills/personalacaddevelopment/decisionmaking/
Aim of the Decision Making activity
- To show how to analyse a decision by weighing up the pros and cons.
After coming to England to further my education in 2002, I think I will give myself a maximum 5 years working here after graduated. But then the Force-Field Analysis made me some ideas that the reasons against work in England after graduated outweigh the reasons for. Actually, I am quite surprised. I have to ask myself whether working here or going back Hong Kong after studies again.
Maybe I am a girl; it seems that females always have emotional problems than males. I will miss my family while working alone here. I think family support is very important to me. So I weighted for against column very high. In addition, I believe that after finish my course degree, my family cannot support me financially, so I have to earn my living. Then the living costs including accommodation, traffic and daily spending will cost much higher than Hong Kong. I am afraid I am not able to afford them. This is a very realistic problem. Even I have ability to afford all the cost, there will be very few left of my earnings save for my family. Furthermore, UK taxation is very high; it seems that going back to HK is a good decision.
Nevertheless, I think working in England is very tempting to overseas students given that we have spent over 10 thousand pounds per year to study here. I want to get my money back within a few years. England has a very good management system and the welfare service has reputation over the world, at least better than Hong Kong. Because of the brighter future, I would like to stay in a stable place and gain more experience in a worldwide firm. After gaining working experience for several years, I will go back to Hong Kong, at that time, it is highly likely that many famous companies will be interested in me because of my professional skills.
In conclusion, I am not very sure whether to stay here or not. What I realize is that there may not have any England companies interested in me, and then I have to go back to my hometown as I do not get the work permit. Of course, it is the worst condition. I want to have more choices for my future, may be go to America for my Master degree or have one year placement first then continue my studies. Therefore, a good planning is vital while I am studying, provided that I do not have to worry about the financial problem and working pressure.