Man: Good afternoon. It is time for Face to Face. This week, Sonia Kay talks to Jim O'Brien.
男：下午好，欢迎收听面对面节目 。本周，索尼娅·凯将访问吉姆·奥布莱恩 。
Woman: Jim O'Brien heads the UK division of American PC company Hacker.
Mr O'Brien, thank you very much for sparing us a few minutes of your busy schedule.
Man: Hello. It's a pleasure. And please call me Jim.
男：你好 。我很高兴，叫我吉姆就行了 。
Woman: Well, Jim, can we start by going through a typical day for you?
Man: I usually get up at around 5am.
I drive in from my house to the office in London.
I get very frustrated sitting in traffic jams so I leave early to beat the rush.
路上堵车时，我就会很沮丧 。所以我会早点离开，避开高峰 。
I enjoy driving in, it's nice to get away on my own.
Woman: That's certainly an early start!
Man: Yes, well, at 6.30am, I get into the office.
I use the time to get through my post and do the things that are difficult to do during the normal working day because of people wanting to see me.
Between the hours of 8 and 9 I take care of any European business which needs doing.
Woman: What a schedule! Do you find it exhausting?
Man: Exhausting, no.
But, unfortunately most of my time is spent in meetings now, which doesn't really suit my type of personality.
I much prefer the hands-on approach -I would rather be out chatting to people than sitting in the boardroom preparing policies and strategies
- but that is a luxury I can't afford.