Daily English 1208 - Living on Low Wages

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Dialogue/Story

Dylan: Here.

Yvonne: What’s this?

Dylan: It’s information about a job-training program. It’ll give you the skills you need to get steady work.

Yvonne: I don’t need that. I get by with the wages I earn from this job.

Dylan: You’re in a dead- end job straining to make ends meet every month.

Yvonne: I’ve always landed on my feet.

Dylan: But you don’t have any job security. You could be out on your ear any minute. Don’t you want a better quality of life?

Yvonne: My life is fine the way it is. I may not be able to hold on to this job for long, but there will always be other ones.

Dylan: I wish I had your optimism. To hear you speak, you’d think you were one of the privileged few.

Yvonne: It’s all in your outlook on life. I don’t have mortgages to pay, cars to maintain, jets to fuel, and employees to support.

Dylan: You’re right. You should be counting your blessings!

Category: Business|Money


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