k: hey, anita! great to see you!
a: long time no see! i'm so glad you had time to meet for lunch!
k: i've missed you. how have you been?
a: pretty good. the boys are doing well in school and john is enjoying his new job. you?
k: pretty much the same. still working killer hours and still angling for that promotion. i have a
hunch i'm going to move up to vice president this year.
a: that's great!
kim和anita显然是很久没见了，互相询问近况。kim说，自己还是没日没夜地干，work killer hours；争取提升，
angle for the promotion. kim还说，i have a hunch, 有直觉，今年能升成公司副总。
k: how's your career going? last time we spoke you said you were trying to get a raise.
a: yep. that's the plan. i mean, i've certainly put in the hours. i'm definitely one of the most
productive members of the company and i feel i contribute a lot.
k: so? what's the problem? why haven't you gone in there and demanded a raise?