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035 He’s not a Good Fit

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Daily Life - He’s not a Good Fit (C0035)

A: So, Lauren, I just wanted to talk to you quickly

about our new customer support representative,

Jason Huntley.

B: Sure, what’s up?

A: Basically, I’ve got a few concerns about him, and

the bottom line is, I don’t think he’s a good fit for

our company.

B: Okay... what makes you say that? I thought you

were pleased with his overall performance. Didn’t

you just tell me last week how impressed you

were with his attitude?

A: Yeah, his attitude is great, but he’s really unreliable. Sometimes he’s really productive, but then

other times... take last Tuesday for instance, he

was forty-five minutes late for our morning meeting!

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c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.B: Well, I’m sure he had a perfectly good reason...

A: But that’s not the only thing... you know, he really doesn’t have the best work ethic, I’m constantly catching him on MSN and Facebook when

he should be talking to clients.

B: Yeah, but come on, Geoff, as if you don’t check

Facebook at work. Look, you hired this guy, we’ve

invested a lot of time and money in his training,

so now it’s up to you to coach him. Make it work,

Geoff!

A: Make it work, Geoff. You would say that, wouldn’t

you, he is your cousin; what a jerk, make me hire

your stupid, useless, cousin.

Key Vocabulary

concern common

noun, plural

worry

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c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.phrase most important point

overall Adjective general

performance common

noun, singular

how well someone does

their job

unreliable Adjective not able to be trusted

productive Adjective doing a lot in a short

amount of time

perfectly good phrase having no problems,

just fine

work ethic common

noun, nonvariable

attitude to work

coach verb teach and train someone new skills

Supplementary Vocabulary

poor judgment

phrase regularly makes bad decisions

poor work

ethic

phrase bad attitude to work

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c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.dependable Adjective able to be trusted and

relied upon

a bad apple phrase a bad member of a

group who makes

things more difficult for

others

unproductive Adjective not productive, not doing a lot

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c 2008 Praxis Language Ltd.


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