A: Like I told you before, we just don't have the resources to hire you an assistant.
B: I understand that, but the fact is we are understaffed.
A: The timing is just not right. The economy is bad. And it's too risky to take on new staff.
B: Yeah, I guess you're right. Here's an idea. What if we hire an intern? She will take some of the weight off my shoulders.
B: Yeah, you know, a recent graduate, she could give me a hand with some of these projects and we could keep our costs down.
A: That sounds reasonable. Let me see what I can do. Tony, I'd like to introduce you to your new assistant.
B: Okay, great. Let's meet her!
C: Hi, I'm Adam.
B: Oh, hi, I'm Tony.
understaffed表示“人手不足”例句：The company has been understaffed since Spring Festival because many workers left in late January to spend the holidays at home.自春节以来，该公司人手不足，因为许多员工在一月下旬回家过年。
"The timing is just not right."表示“时机不对”。例句：I was gonna sell my house, but the timing is just not right.我想卖房子，但是时机不对。
"take weight off my shoulders"意为“卸下肩头重担”。