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ESL Podcast 648 Ė Working on Commission 2011-01-03
ESL Podcast 648 Ė Working on Commission
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Tags: Business
Audio Index:
Slow dialogue: 1:17
Explanations: 3:00
Fast dialogue: 16:04
Dennis: I just got a new sales job and Iím going to be making a bundle.

Irene: What kind of job is it?

Dennis: Iíll be working strictly on commission. The more I sell, the more I earn. Itís a great opportunity for someone with my talents in sales.

Irene: I know youíre great at sales and Iím sure youíll do well, but you canít coast in a job based on commissions. Youíll have to work really, really hard.

Dennis: Iím not worried. For me, selling is second nature. Iíll barely have to lift a finger and the profits will come rolling in.

Irene: But isnít your paycheck going to be in flux all the time? Youíll never know what your take-home pay will be.

Dennis: Thereís no cap on how much I can earn, so the skyís the limit.

Irene: Thatís not exactly what I meant. Some weeks, it may be hard to live on what you earn, donít you think?

Dennis: What? Do I hear a hint of uncertainty in your voice?

Irene: No, itís just thatÖ

Dennis: Put your mind at ease. I could sell ice to Alaskans!


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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