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1,024 - Dealing With a Crisis

August 11th, 2014

Episode 113 of 463 episodes

Busy, busy, busy! There’s always some problem that needs solving at work. Find out how to talk about it in English in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:13 Explanation: 3:10 Fast Dialog: 15:05 Teresa: Hey, where are you going? We have a meeting in 10 minutes. Adrian: I’m sorry. I’m going to have to postpone. I’m in the middle of putting out fires and I’ve had to clear my schedule to deal with the latest crisis. Teresa: Can I help? Adrian: I wish you could. With the new layoffs, I feel like I’m being pulled in several directions at once. As soon as I feel like I’m making headway with one problem, I get another thrown at me. Teresa: I know exactly what you mean. I always feel like it’s crunch time around here because we’re so shorthanded. Adrian: I’m so tired of everything being urgent all the time and needing attention ASAP. I long for the days when projects had timelines and people followed them. I’ve got to go. Teresa: Hey, when are we going to have that meeting? Adrian: As soon as things quiet down. Teresa: When will that be? Adrian: I’ll let you know as soon as the latest disaster has been averted. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse