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支出账目2 职场美语说礼节(94)

来源:慢速英语   时间:1970-01-01 08:00:00

公司开会讨论支出账目,经理tim和会计部主任john告诉大家,要紧缩开支,首先从员工可报销的账目下手。tim说,

tim: i'm not going to sugarcoat it: we'll have to cut back on our expenses or we'll have to cut back on staff, something i'd rather not do.

m: but we still have discretionary spending money, right?

t: sure. you can spend half of the $300 on whatever you want without providing a receipt.

经理tim说,我不想粉饰太平,sugarcoat it. 实际情况是,不减少开支,就得裁员。 mike问,是不是还有discretionary spending money, 可以随便支配的钱。答案是,三百块里一半的开销都可以不交收据。

s: what other ways can we help cut costs?

t: well, if it's a flight of less than four hours, we're going to ask you to fly economy class. for long distance flights you can still use business class.

j: and we need to talk about client dinners. i know you have to take the client to a nice place. i know you can't take them to mcdonald's.

t: but...the five michelin star a+1 golden steakhouse? that's pushing it. i see a $265 claim here for a business dinner for two. that's got to come down.

tim说,今后凡是不到四个小时的短途飞行,一律改为经济舱。john补充说,请客户吃饭,虽然不能去麦当劳,但两个人吃牛排花265块,则未免有些过份。that's pushing it.

s: actually, i've been doing more internet research before i take clients to business meals. i've found you can save a lot of money by choosing an interesting, special place that isn't necessarily expensive.