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Daily English 960 - Giving Someone Your Recommendation

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Slow Speed begins at: 1:31
Explanation begins at: 3:07
Normal Speed begins at: 14:41

Jimmy: My cousin Sal said that he put in an application for a job here.

Suzanne: Yeah, that’s right.

Jimmy: Well?

Suzanne: Well, what?

Jimmy: Are you going to hire him?

Suzanne: I’m not sure. He doesn’t have any experience and he didn’t provide any references.

Jimmy: I can vouch for him. Sal is solid. He’s a really nice guy.

Suzanne: I appreciate you putting in a good word for him, but I need more assurance than that he’s a nice guy. He needs to have the temperament, work ethic, and skills for this job.

Jimmy: What he doesn’t know he’ll learn on the job. He’s a quick study.

Suzanne: How can I justify hiring someone with no experience, while passing up applicants who are better qualified?

Jimmy: He has my ringing endorsement. What else do you need? He’ll work as hard as I do.

Suzanne: That’s exactly what I’m afraid of.

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