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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!
Wed Jan 08 2014 | Greg, Vera
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|转||zhuǎn||to turn to|
|兼职||jiānzhí||part-time position, part-time job|
|炒||chǎo||to fire (from a job)|
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.
lǎobǎn ，nǐ de yìsi shì yào chǎo le wǒ ？
Boss, do you mean that you're going to fire me?
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.
nà zhīqián de hétong zěnme bàn ？
Then what about our previous contract?
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