Daily English 1288 - Being a Job-Hopper

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Simon:  Hey Maggie, I just stopped by to say good-bye. This is my last week.

Maggie:  What? You’re leaving? You’re not being fired, are you?

Simon:  No, I have another job lined up. It’s with a bigger company.

Maggie:  But you’ve worked here for less than a year. You’re quitting?

Simon:  Yeah, I’ve been putting out feelers for the past couple of months. I’m ready for a change.

Maggie:  Are you sure this is the right move? You don’t want to be labeled as a job-hopper.

Simon:  I appreciate your concern, but I’m not a lifer, that’s for sure.

Maggie:  But you’ve moved three times in the past three years. Aren’t you afraid of being considered unstable or disloyal? It’s normally considered career suicide to move from job to job.

Simon:  I know that some people spend 20 years in the same company climbing the corporate ladder and working toward their pension, but that’s just not me.

Maggie:  Aren’t you afraid companies won’t invest in you because they’re afraid you’ll jump ship?

Simon:  Nope. It hasn’t happened yet.

Maggie:  Well, then I wish you all the best. Maybe I’ll cross paths with you again in your twentieth or thirtieth job.


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Business

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