地道美语听力播客:Asking About Jobs询问工作情况
地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod)，是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话，于2005年7月23日首播， 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士， 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中，与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.I was at the store the other day. I saw a former co-worker, Michael, across the room. He used to work at my company until he quit a few months ago to start a new job as a public relations officer at Missouri University. It's a job he's been working toward for years. He wasn't happy working for a corporation and wanted to get into either a non-profit organization or a university. I wanted to see how he was doing. The truth was, I was thinking of making a move myself.
Becky: Hey, Michael. Remember me? I'm Becky. We used to work at Lekmans together.
Michael: Oh, sure. How are you? Long time, no see. How are things at Lekmans?
Becky: It's about the same. I've been thinking of making a change myself. Do you mind if I ask you a few things about your job at the university?
Michael: No, not at all. Go ahead.
Becky: Well, I was wondering what the salaries are like? I mean are they much lower than the corporate world?
Michael: Well, I can't speak for all universities, but my salary is a definitely lower than at Lekmans. I just don't think the salaries are comparable when you leave a major corporation.
Becky: Yeah, that's what I thought. But, I've heard that the perks are better. I was wondering if that was really true.
Michael: I'd have to say yes and no on that. I don't get a big end-of-the-year bonus like I did at Lekmans but I get to take classes for free if I want to. I've always wanted to get a graduate degree so I'm taking classes now to do that.
Becky: Oh, that's great. It sounds like you're really happy with your move.
Michael: Yeah, I guess I am. Working at a university is the really suits me.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse