business english - managing change
michael: billy, why are you sitting at this desk today?
billy: my boss has moved me to a new desk and a new job.
michael: is it a promotion?
billy: no, not really. just a new job.
michael: how do you feel about that?
billy: ok. i suppose but i like my old job better.
michael: i hate change. i just get settled in and then things change again.
billy: they say that a rut is a grave with the ends kicked out.
michael: so change is positive?
billy: it must be! i don't want to be in a grave yet!
new words 新单词
1) promotion: an increase in pay and responsibility at work
the general manager said that my new job was a promotion but he would not offer me more money!
2) rut: a track worn by a wheel, a groove in which something runs
at the front of my house is a rut worn by my bicycle wheel.
3) grave: large hole in the ground for a coffin
my parents went shopping for their grave last weekend - i hope they don't need it soon.
4) positive: good, the opposite of negative
everyone said positive things about my new necktie - so it must be very good.