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September 8th, 2014
Episode 132 of 489 episodes
Do you think you have what it takes to be a good manager? Find out in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:23 Explanations: 3:56 Fast dialog: 18:07 Bianca: Today’s the day. We’re supposed to find out who the new manager is going to be. I hope they’re not making a mistake by hiring internally. Conrad: I just hope they don’t pick Melissa. She would be a disaster. Bianca: Why do you say that? I like Melissa. Conrad: I like her, too, but she can be so autocratic. Give her a little power and it goes to her head. Every decision would be top-down. Bianca: You might be right, but I think Quentin would be worse. He would be so laissez-faire that it would be like not having a manager at all. He’d delegate everything and then sit back and do nothing. Conrad: I’ll grant you that. Quentin would be a horrible manager. What about Jemima? She’s popular with nearly everybody in the office. Bianca: I suppose Jemima would be a bearable option. She likes to collaborate and often consults with other people to get their feedback. But I’m backing a different horse, one that would be the ideal. Conrad: Who? Bianca: You. Conrad: Me? No way. I don’t have a chance in hell. And plus, how do you know I’d be a good manager? Bianca: You’d be democratic in your decision-making and I’d like that. You wouldn’t rule with an iron fist. Conrad: That’s what you think. Give me a little power and you can start calling me commandant. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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