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Daily English 1160 - Being Reprimanded at Work

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Slow Speed begins at: 0:47
Explanation begins at: 3:23
Normal Speed begins at: 17:33

Tania: What time is your meeting with Ted?

James: It’s at 3:00. Why?

Tania: You don’t seem worried. If I were being accused of misconduct and up for disciplinary action, I’d be on edge.

James: It was a minor offense. I’m sure I’ll just get a slap on the wrist.

Tania: I heard about it and it didn’t sound that minor.

James: People blow things out of proportion. It’s not like I’ll be up for dismissal or anything.

Tania: I hope not, but you might get a written reprimand placed in your personnel file. That could affect your chances for a raise or promotion.

James: I don’t have much of a chance of getting either one, quite frankly, so why sweat it? I’ll deal with whatever punishment I get.

Tania: I’m glad that’s your attitude.

James: What I say is: Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time!

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