Tiếng Anh Giao tiếp 16: Làm việc
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Chủ đề: Làm việc
A-ON THE JOB
Situation 1: Why does she have a long face?
May was recently promoted, but she doesn’t seem happy. Her colleagues Cathy and Jake are kind of curious….
|Cathy:||Did you see May today?|
|Jake:||Yes. But why does she have such a long face?|
|Cathy:||I don’t have the foggiest idea.|
|Jake:||I thought she’d be happy.|
|Cathy:||Yeah, especially since she got a promotion recently.|
|Jake:||Maybe it’s some kind of personal problem.|
Situation 2: Chances are slim!
Janice is thinking of whether or not she should quit and look for another job somewhere else because she hasn’t gotten a raise in three years….
|Eddie:||What are the chances of getting a raise this year?|
|Janice:||Chances are slim!|
|Eddie:||Wow! You haven’t gotten a raise for how many years now?|
|Janice:||(Heave a sigh). It’s been three years! The company keeps losing money and they can’t afford to give anyone a raise.|
|Eddie:||That’s too bad. Did you ever think of working somewhere else?|
|Janice:||Yeah. In fact, I have an interview next Monday.|
Situation 3: I’m overwhelmed with a heavy workload.
Derrick complains to his good friend Terri that he is overwhelmed with a heavy workload….
|Terri:||Derrick, don’t you think you should take a vacation? Even one or two days would be fine.|
|Derrick:||There’s no way. There’s too much work.|
|Terri:||But you look so exhausted. You need a break!|
|Derrick:||I know. My chances would be better if they would hire more people.|
|Terri:||They won’t hire more people?|
|Derrick:||No. They always want to keep the cost down. I am really overwhelmed with a heavy workload.|
|Terri:||Maybe you should talk to the manager.|
|Derrick:||Yes. I’m going to bring this up in tomorrow’s meeting.|
B- LOOKING FOR A JOB
Situation 1: I’ll keep that in mind.
Kent is going to have a job interview the next day. His friend Reese is trying to give him some advice.
|Reese:||So, how was your interview?|
|Kent:||I haven’t gone to the interview yet. It’s tomorrow. I’m so nervous.|
|Reese:||Don’t worry. You should do fine. You have the experience.|
|Kent:||I hope so.|
|Reese:||Remember, they want someone who works well with people. You’ve got to show them how easy-going and personable you are!|
|Kent:||Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind.|
Situation 2: I believe I have a good chance.
Burt is applying for a new job and is very confident about himself.
|Raelene:||Hi, Burt. I heard you’re looking for a new job.|
|Burt:||Yeah. I just had an interview yesterday.|
|Raelene:||Oh. How did it go?|
|Burt:||I think I did well. They said they would make a decision by this Friday.|
|Raelene:||This Friday? Looks like they want to hire the person as quickly as possible.|
|Burt:||Yeah! I think so, too.|
|Raelene:||What are your chances of getting that job?|
|Burt:||I believe I have a very good chance. The director seems to like me.|
|Raelene:||Well, good luck, then.|
|Burt:||Thanks. I hope it helps.|