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1,072 - Working Part-Time Jobs

January 26th, 2015

Episode 193 of 489 episodes

When times are tough, the tough get going. Learn how in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:16 Explanations: 3:12 Fast dialog: 16:05 Luisa: Are you still here? I thought you got off at 3:00. Max: I picked up a second shift. I could use the money. Luisa: But I thought you had another part-time job in the evenings. Max: I normally do, but the restaurant where I work has been cutting back my hours, so I’m trying to pick up as many extra shifts here as I can. Luisa: And don’t you work at the amusement park on the weekend? Max: I do half the year, but it’s winter and the park only keeps a skeleton crew on during these months. In the meantime, I’m working for a temp agency, which gives me short-term assignments. Luisa: I don’t know how you juggle all these jobs. Max: I have no choice. I have to piece together an income if I want to pay rent. Luisa: Have you ever thought about going back to school to qualify for other work, something full-time? Max: Sure, all the time. I’d like a better job, one with benefits and a reliable salary. Luisa: What’s stopping you? Max: I have to pay for something called “food,” and I haven’t met my fairy godmother yet! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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