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Daily English 580 - Retiring From a Job

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Meredith: Are you going to Stanley’s retirement party?

Oscar: Sure, I want a glimpse of the future. I can’t wait to retire.

Meredith: It’ll be a long time before you get the golden handshake. Me? I may be ready for early retirement.

Oscar: Are you seriously thinking about taking the early retirement package the company is offering?

Meredith: I’m thinking about it. My health isn’t getting any better, and I don’t want to spend the rest of my days in this office.

Oscar: But can you afford it?

Meredith: The early retirement package is pretty generous, and I’ve saved up a nice little nest egg over the years.

Oscar: Then what are you waiting for? If I were in your shoes, I wouldn’t hem and haw about it. I’d make the decision to retire now – today!

Meredith: Why are you getting all worked up? Are you after my job?

Oscar: No way! I just can’t stand to see someone who can retire stay at this job. I’d trade places with you in a minute.

Meredith: I doubt that – not if it meant being a card-carrying member of AARP. You’re too young to be thinking about retirement.

Oscar: I didn’t say I was ready for retirement. I’m just thinking about it – all the time!

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