English Conversation at Work – Job Description
Susan: Anyway, you’ll also have a budget for your travel. We’ll pay for your gasoline and your parking.
Mark: Really? Wow! I think I am going to like this job very much.
Susan: Yes, there are some very nice things about this job. But you will also need to work hard everyday.
Mark: Of course!!
Susan: You should try to meet with five to ten customers every week.
Susan: That is your target for our sales staff.
Mark: Do we have a target for how many customers should buy our products?
Susan: Yes, of course.
Mark: How many?
Susan: All of them
Mark: All of …
Susan: Really, we do have goals and targets for our sales staff. But you won’t need to worried about that until after your training.
Mark: How long will my training be?
Susan: It depends on how quickly you learn.
Mark: Oh, no!
Mark: If my training time depends on how quickly I learn, I could be training for 20 years.
Susan: O.K. Usually our employees train for 6 months.
Mark: That sounds like enough time.
Susan: Oh, and also you need to write a sales report for me every Monday.
Mark: O.K. What do want me to write?
Susan: You should write what customers you have met with, what products they would like to buy, and how much.
Mark: Do we have any other meetings during the week?
Susan: No, not usual. But if we do, I will send you a memo to tell you about it.
Mark: O.K. Oh! Do you have books, pamphlets, brochures about our products?
Susan: Yes, there are a few. You can work over them before our business conference at 1 o’clock.
Mark: A few?
Susan: O.K. There you are, Mark. Enjoy your morning.
Mark: Well, at least I don’t have to give a presentation about all of this today.
Susan: Oh! Mark, I forgot to tell you. Please be sure to be prepared to give a presentation before today’s meeting about what you’ve read.