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Labor Dispute

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IN THIS LESSON
ID: 2353 Intermediate
The company is looking to cut costs, and you know what that means - lay offs and cuts in salary and benefits. In this lesson, a worker gets an offer from the boss that doesn't seem so good. So what's to be done? Have a listen and find out!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
zhuǎn to turn to
兼职 jiānzhí part-time position, part-time job
chǎo to fire (from a job)
机会 jīhuì opportunity
小张,有点事跟你说一下。公司打算让你转成兼职。
Xiǎo Zhāng ,yǒudiǎnr shì gēn nǐ shuō yīxià 。gōngsī dǎsuàn ràng nǐ zhuǎn chéng jiānzhí 。
Xiao Zhang, there's something I need to talk with you about. The company is planning to switch you to a part-time position.
老板,你的意思是要炒了我?
lǎobǎn ,nǐ de yìsi shì yào chǎo le wǒ ?
Boss, do you mean that you're going to fire me?
不是炒,是让你做兼职。你看,你还是有工作机会的。
bùshì chǎo ,shì ràng nǐ zuò jiānzhí 。nǐ kàn ,nǐ háishì yǒu gōngzuò jīhuì de 。
It's not firing you. It's to have you go part-time. See, you'll still have a chance to work.
那之前的合同怎么办?
nà zhīqián de hétong zěnme bàn ?
Then what about our previous contract?
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