辦公室行政 - 與上司討論
Personal assistant:Mr Grant, did Mr Wilson suggest hiring a magician to perform at our annual dinner? Do I need to follow it up?
Boss:Yes, yes, yes. I want to speak to you about this, Jess. Sit down, sit down.
Personal assistant:Thank you. Because I need some details about the annual dinner before I do anything. When are we having it?
Boss:Yes, I understand. I've just got confirmation from our director. He's fixed the date already which is… let me see, yeah, 17th April.
Personal assistant:Okay. Let me jot this down. April 17th. It's Friday, isn't it?
Personal assistant:Where will it be?
Boss:Well, he said we can choose any venue. A ballroom of any 5- star hotel will do.
Personal assistant:I see. What do we want the magician to do? How long’s the performance? Do we need to ask?
Boss:No, no, no, no. It's the marketing people's idea, because our new collection is about “Magic”. We want reporters to cover our dinner as much as possible and help us promote the collection. So we need the magician pretty much throughout the dinner, you know, going around the tables, performing hand magic and keeping our guests happy in between the courses of the meal.
Personal assistant:So, when should the magician show up? Should I ask him or her to report at 8 p.m.?
Boss:If the magician could perform walking around when the guests are having their drinks, I mean, as they arrive, wouldn't that be much better?
Personal assistant:So from as early as 7 p.m.?
Personal assistant:That is, for about 5 hours, up to 12 a.m.?
Personal assistant:And are we providing the magician any support like costumes and props, I suppose? This will go to the costs we have to pay.
Boss:No, actually the Marketing Department will pay for this. We just need to book the magician for them.
Personal assistant:Okay. I think I have all the information I need. I'll let you know when there's any progress.