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Free Business English Lesson #52
Business English Dialogue and Phrases for Shadowing
Introduction1. So Linda, can you recall any recent company scandals? Was the company able to bounce back from their scandal?2. If you enjoy our free business English podcast and find it beneficial, please share it with your friends via email, Twitter, Facebook, and so on. It really helps us get more listeners and improve their English skills too. Lesson transcriptA message from the CEOThe CEO:Good morning everyone. Thank you all for taking time out of your already busy schedules to listen to my short talk, which should only take about five minutes.Today I'd like to inform everyone of some new policies that we will be implementing immediately in light of some recent news reports. First, I will talk about the issues at hand. Then I will introduce our policies for improvement. If you have any questions, please direct them to your section managers, all of whom have already been briefed.As many of you know, there have been a number of scandals in the media recently regarding companies overworking staff, setting unrealistic quotas, and/or using power harassment on employees. While I believe here at Organic Advertising International we do a good job of taking care of our staff, I want to be sure that we have strong policies and a positive company culture in place to make sure none of these issues come up in our company. As an advertising agency, our image means everything to us. If the public doesn't trust us, then our clients won't either. Furthermore, any damage to our image will be reflected directly on our clients and their products. Therefore it is imperative that we maintain our outstanding reputation at all times.Starting from today, we are setting some strict limits on overtime hours. All employeeswill be limited to 20 hours of overtime per month. Anything more than that must be cleared by your section manager. While I know this will be difficult for some of you, especially those in the Sales department, we are determined to make this policy work.Additionally, every Friday will be a no-overtime day, meaning that all staff must le