Lesson38:About the Job of a Car Driver
718.You are very punctual.
719.Thank you， Sir. I’m a chauffeur. Generally speaking，a chauffeur must be punctual.
720.We've been looking over your application. You've more than ten years' experience in driving cars and trucks. Is it right?
721.Yes，I learned to drive jeeps and trucks when I was serving in the army.
722.How long have you been driving?
723.For eight years.
724.Would you mind showing me your driving license?
725.Never mind. Here it is.
726.Now you are working in the Sanjiang Company，aren't you?
727.Yes，I've been working there for three years as a chauffeur.
728.Then why are you leaving there?
729.The only reason why I am leaving the present position is with the desire of improving myself.
730.By the way，what kind of driving licenses do you have?
731.I have the driving license A.
732.So I can drive either delivery trucks or cars or even buses.
733.Besides，I have an electrician's license.
735.No.I think I'm a pretty careful driver.
736.Do you drink?你会喝酒吗?
737.Yes，a little; but I never drink before driving.
738.When am I supposed to start working?
739.Starting from Monday. Bring your resume，driver's license and ID card with you when you come，and report to the personnel manager.
(I= Interviewer主试人 A= Applicant申请人)
I: Come in， please.
A: I was wanted to come at 10 o'clock this morning and have a talk about the appointment.
I: Yes. You are very punctual.
A: Thank you，Sir. I’m a chauffeur，Generally speaking，a chauffeur must be punctual.
I: What's your name?
A: My name is Dongming Wu. May I have your name，Sir?
I: I'm Mr. Brown. Please sit down，Mr. Wu.
A: Thank you，Mr. Brown.
I: Would you like to have a cup d coffee or a can of Coca-Cola?
A: A can of Coca-Cola，please.
I: Here you are.
A: A thousand thanks，sir.
I: Do you know anything about Coca-Cola?
A: Yes. It is a most popular beverage in the world. It has a long history. In 1886 a pharmacist called Aza Grigs Chandler patented Coca-Cola in Atlanta，Georgia. By the way，I like Coca-Cola very much.
I: We've been looking over your application. You’ve more than ten years' experience in driving car and trucks. Is it right?
A: Yes. I learned to drive jeeps and trucks when I was serving in the army.
I: It was from 1978 to 1983，wasn't it?
I: Now you are working in the Sanjiang Company，aren't you?
A: Yes. I’ve been working there for three years as a chauffeur.
I: Then why are you leaving there?
A: The only reason why I am leaving the present position is with the desire of improving myself.
I: How much do you usually earn a month?
A: Sometimes a little over three thousand yuan and sometimes less than two thousand yuan. So I think your monthly salary of two thousand eight hundred is quite attractive.
I: Are you a local resident or a provincial?
A: I'm a Shanghaiese by birth. Here is a copy of my ID card.
I: Then，why are you interested in our company?
A: Because yours is one of the most effective and respectable companies in our city. I’d like to work for it and enjoy its high prestige as well.
I: I see. Have you ever worked for Americans before?
A: Yes，I was a driver for an American family three years ago，part time only.
I: Why did you quit?
A: Because they went back to the States.
I: By the way，what kind of driving licenses do you have?
A: I have the driving license A. So I can drive either delivery trucks or cars or even buses. Beides，I have an electrician's license.
I: Good. But if you were hired，you would improve the spoken English，because you would have to deal with foreigners.
A: Sure. I studied Basic English and spoken English at the Evening College of Shanghai Foreign Languages University during the last few years.
I: That's fine. What kind of cars are you driving in the Sanjiang Company?
I: Any accident?
A: No，I think I am a safe driver.
I: That's very good. Do you drink?
A: Yes，a little; but I never drink before driving.
I: Do you smoke?
A: No，I don't.
I: Good. We expect our employees to work hard and of course they are well paid for their hard work. We give generous bonus，too.
A: How much will my pay be，if you don't mind my asking?
I: We would like to start you off at 3，000 yuan a month，not including bonus and overtime pay. We don't give bonus every month，but we offer a semi-annual bonus. And you'll receive two weeks' paid vacation a year，as well. Does it suit you?
I: When can you start the work?
A: I'll go and quit my job in the Sanjiang company first and then....How about next Wednesday?
I: No problem. Then we will see at 9 o'clock next Wednesday.
A: Thank you，Sir.
1.A thousand thanks，sir.
2.How much do you usually earn a month?
3.So I think your monthly salary of two thousand eight hundred is quite attractive.
4.Are you a local resident or provincial?
5.I'm a Shanghaiese by birth. Here is a copy of my ID card.
6.Because yours is one of the most effective and respectable companies in our city. I’d like to work for it and enjoy its high prestige as well.
9.We would like to start you off at 3，000 yuan a month，not including bonus and overtime pay.
Words and Expressions：
generally speaking 一般说来
driving license A A类驾驶执照
Shanghai Foreign Languages University 上海外国语大学