business english - salary advance
michael: hi billy. you look frazzled today.
billy: my mail has just arrived. i cannot believe how many bills i have to pay each month.
michael: do you have a personal budget?
billy: my dad helped me work one out but i just can't stick to it.
michael: so what do you plan to do?
billy: i am going to ask the company accountant for an advance on my salary this month.
michael: don't you mean that you will ask the human resources department?
billy: it seems that you know more about salary advances than i do. what else can you teach me?