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Calculating Salaries

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ID: 1941 Upper Intermediate
Salaries at home are confusing enough to calculate after taxes, but they're even more confusing when you're abroad and have no knowledge of local rates and labor laws! Today we'll meet one such confused employee wondering why a substantial portion of their pay has been docked. Learn all about calculating salaries after taxes and vacation days in this upper-intermediate lesson.
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工资单 gōngzīdān payslip
不对劲儿 bù duìjìnr ‘something not quite right‘
基本工资 jīběngōngzī base salary
事假 shìjià personal leave
Wèi xiǎojie ,nǐ máng ma ?
Ms. Wei, are you busy?
hái hǎo 。shénme shì a ?nǐ shuō ba 。
Not too busy. What is it? Go ahead.
wǒ gāng shōudào wǔyuèfèn de gōngzīdān ,juéde yǒudiǎnr bù duìjìnr 。
I just got the payslip for my salary during the month of May and feel like it's a bit off.
wǒ kàn kan 。nǐ de jīběngōngzī shì liùqiān ,duìba ?
I'll take a look. Your base salary is 6000, right?
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