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ESL Podcast 624 Ė Advantages and Disadvantages in Life 2010-10-11
ESL Podcast 624 Ė Advantages and Disadvantages in Life
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Tags: Business , Daily Life
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Slow dialogue: 1:26
Explanations: 3:14
Fast dialogue: 19:19
Andy: Doesnít it make you sick? We bust our butts around here and the boss brings in his nephew to be the new manager.

Nia: You never know. He may be a good boss.

Andy: I doubt it. Heís getting this opportunity just because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He didnít have to pull himself up by his bootstraps like the rest of us.

Nia: Iím going to wait and see how he is as a manager. Iím hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

Andy: If youíre a blue blood like he is, born into privilege and old money, you can do no wrong.

Nia: Thatís not true. Heíll be held accountable for how this department performs.

Andy: But when does somebody like me get a break? Okay, I was born on the wrong side of the tracks. I grew up in a white trash neighborhood. So what? Iíve worked hard to get where I am now. That guy hasnít paid his dues like I have.

Nia: You can complain all you want, but it doesnít change the situation. Heís the new boss and we work for him. Get used to it.

Andy: Get used to it?! Not on your life!


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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