English Conversation at Work – Responsibilities
Susan: So Mark, how do you like your new job.
Mark: Well, I think I like it a lot, but I don’t know much about what I will be doing.
Susan: Oh! That’s no problem. I can tell you whatever you need to know.
Mark: Good. What will be my work schedule?
Susan: Well, you will be working about 100 hours a weeks.
Mark: 100 hours a week. Isn’t that a lot of work?
Susan: I am just joking! Mark. You will be working about 40 hours a week.
Mark: What time should I come in the morning?
Susan: You should be here at around 9 o’clock in the morning and you can go home at around 5 o’clock in the evening.
Mark: That is a lot better than 100 hours a week.
Susan: Yeah! Isn’t it? Your job is going to be selling our products to the customers?
Mark: How will I do that?
Susan: Well. You’ll need to call them on the telephone and set up an appointment. Then when you meet them, you can discuss our products with them.
Mark: When I meet with our customers, do I meet them at our office or do I go to their office?
Susan: You should go to their office or if it is more convenient, you can meet them for lunch.
Mark: Should I pay for their lunch also?
Susan: Yes, you definitely pay for their lunch. We have money in our budget for that.
Mark: Hmm. Well, then maybe I will have steak.
Susan: Speaking of food, would you like to the canteen for a small snack? We can talk a little bit more there.
Mark: Sure, yeah. I was just thinking I was a little bit thirsty.
Susan: Good. Let’s go. I will show you where it is.