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960 - Giving Someone Your Recommendation

December 30th, 2013

Episode 17 of 463 episodes

I can’t recommend this episode too highly for those looking to help a friend get a job. Slow dialog: 1:31 Explanations: 3:07 Fast dialog: 14:41 Jimmy: My cousin Sal said that he put in an application for a job here. Suzanne: Yeah, that’s right. Jimmy: Well? Suzanne: Well, what? Jimmy: Are you going to hire him? Suzanne: I’m not sure. He doesn’t have any experience and he didn’t provide any references. Jimmy: I can vouch for him. Sal is solid. He’s a really nice guy. Suzanne: I appreciate you putting in a good word for him, but I need more assurance than that he’s a nice guy. He needs to have the temperament, work ethic, and skills for this job. Jimmy: What he doesn’t know he’ll learn on the job. He’s a quick study. Suzanne: How can I justify hiring someone with no experience, while passing up applicants who are better qualified? Jimmy: He has my ringing endorsement. What else do you need? He’ll work as hard as I do. Suzanne: That’s exactly what I’m afraid of. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse