The Employee-of-the-Month Award
The Employee-of-the-Month Award is given for the "most outstanding contribution during the preceding month." The company awards these at the departmental level. We have eight depart-ments. Therefore, company-wide, there are eight Employees-of-the-Month awardees. Each month, the Department Leader selects one person.
Wouldn't you expect that, in a single department with about 25 staff members, at least a few of the employees would be selected as Employee-of-the-Month more than once each year? This hasn't yet happened. The Department Leaders seem to have an informal rule that every employee will receive the award. Therefore, most of the staff will receive the free dinner on the average of once every two years.
You may see my complaining as just fussing over nothing. However, innovation requires "out-starting' contributions. If the company focuses on keeping everyone happy, ignoring special efforts and special contributions, it ís likely that the incentive to do something outstanding is going to diminish. Then, we certainly aren't going to be very competitive - no matter how many doors are closed
Câu 1: What is the writer's opinion on the Award?
Câu 2: What does the writer complain about in the second paragraph?
Câu 3: According to the writer, what is the outcome of the award as it is now?
Mr. Robert Burns
President, Template Division
9845 Technical Way
Arlington, VA 22207
Dear Mr. Burns,
I learned of MEGATEK through onine research using the CareerSearch database through Career Services at the University of Michigan where I am completing my Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. From my research on your website, I believe there would be a good it between my skills and interests and your reeds. I am interested in a software engineering position upon completion of my degree next May.
As a graduate student I am one of six members on a software development team which is writing a computer aided aircraft design program for NASA. My responsibilities include designing, coding and testing of a graphical portion of the program which requires the use of GIARO for graphics input and output. I have a strong background in computer aided design, software development and engineering and I believe that these skills would benefit the design and manufacturing aspects of Template software.
All of the above make me well suited to the project areas in which your dviision of MEGATEK is expanding efforts. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss a position with you, and may contact you by phone in a week or ten days to answer any questions you may have and to see if you need any other information from me, such as a company application form or transcripts. Thank you for your consideration.
123 Ascot Lane
Ann Arbor, MI 24060
Câu 4: What kind of letter is this?
Câu 5: How did William Stevens find out about MEGATEK?
Câu 6: What is the purpose of the second paragraph?
Câu 7: What will William Stevens do next?
Saludas Hispanos Magazine is a bilingual career and education publication dedicated to encouraging Hispanic youth to strive for excellence in both career and academic pursuits. Our publication is distributed to Colleges and Universities nationwide. Saludos Hspanos can also be found in the offices of state, county and city officials; state boards of education; career placement centers and other organizations who champion the causes of workplace diversity, Hispanic recruitment and supplier diversity.
Each beautifully designed issue of Saludos Hispanos offers inspirational role models, valuable career information, informative college and university profiles, as well as contemporary articles about art, music, self-development, community affairs and cultural pride. Our factual, up-to-date information about educational programs and career opportunities assists our readers in opening the doors to success.
Our in-depth career profiles provide students with the information they need to procure the career of their dreams. Our business to business section highlights the exciting possibilities of owning your own business and gives you the opportunity to connect with top public and private organizations that want to do business with YOU! Our mission in producing Saludos Hípanos Magazine is to educate, motivate and inspire young people to stay in school, pursue career goals and be the best they can be
Câu 8: Who is the target demographic of Saludos Hispanos Magazine?
Câu 9: Where is Waludos Hispanos Magazine NOT distributed?
Câu 10: What does the information in the magazine do?
Câu 11: What is NOT something Saludos Hispanos aims to do?
More than most, I realize how education can change a person's life.
When I was in fourth grade, my teacher called my parents and told them I couldn't read. My father took me to an eye doctor who told him I had dyslexia. Since there were no special disability teachers in those days, my father got a dictionary, and every morning before I went to school, he made me memorize words. And that's how I learned to read.
My father was the most important teacher I ever had. And years later, I had teachers that always believed in me. This is when I realized that education was the answer. Now that I am president of the College Board, I am honored to bring the message of education and opportunity everywhere I go.
College USA also talks about the importance of education and helps you make the right decisions that will put you on the college path. So please, read this magazine thoroughly. It just may change your life.
Câu 12: How did education change Larry's life?
Câu 13: How did Larry learn to read?
Câu 14: Why does Larry write this letter?
Câu 15: What approach does this letter take?
If you're a mother who is an employee, you have the statutory right to a minimum amount of maternity leave. Your employer may also offer their own maternity leave scheme.
The basics of maternity leave:
Câu 16: What is the great news?
Câu 17: What is the relationship between Katie and Stephanie?
Câu 18: What are the bulleted points?
Câu 19: For how long can be paid during your leave?
Câu 20: What is the purpose of the last bullet?
A visit to Columbus wouldn't be complete without a stop at Southdale Center, the city's newest and most elegant shopping center.
Easily accessible by the city's train, them is also a ten-story parking garage.
The mall includes three floors of shopping, featuring the most exclusive retail shops in the country. Our twelve-screen movie theater is located on the top floor. We also have ten outstanding restaurants to choose from spread throughout the mall.
The mall is open Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 11 PM.
Sundays from 11 AM to 6 PM
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Câu 21: What is Southdale Center?
Câu 22: How many movies could possibly be showing
Câu 23: On which day does Southdale Center close early?
The Children's Science Museum
The Children's Science Museum is designed for young people to experience science at work. Visitors are encouraged to use, test, and handle the objects on display. With its modern look catered to the new generation, children may feel like they are at a futuristic playground.
Special demonstrations are scheduled for the first and second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM
Open Tuesday through Friday, 2:30-4:30 PM, Saturday 11 AM-4:30 PM and Sunday 1-4:30.
Guaranteed fun (and learning) for the whole family.
Câu 24: In what way is the museum tailored for its target population?
Câu 25: What is encouraged?
Câu 26: When, during the month, can visitors see special demonstrations?
My boss is a good guy and does his best to help us create reasonable schedules. But the Big Boss couldn't care less about engineering realites. He'll make any promise needed to placate a customer. We're left saddled with impossible schedules. What can I do?
Sick Of Stupid Schedules
Frankly - nothing. Live with it. Big Bosses are intrinsically tied to customers, and almost always view the engineering team as just an expense center used to satisfy their promises. I have worked with many Big Bosses over the years. Most claim to understand the realities of development, but immediately lose interest in scheduling problems when seduced by potential profits from the next impossible dream.
It's true that small companies can have pretty functional relationships between the workers and the chiefs. But when projects get big, when many managerial layers divide the decision-makers and the doers, then the interests of these groups diverge.
Sometimes that's healthy. Remember Apollo? JFK committed the nation to an arbitrary and capricious schedule to put Americans on the moon before 1970. It was a political move, a date selected without the benefit of engineering input. Half a million people were mobilized, and despite huge and at times tragic problems the date was met. A bold vision, coupled with unlimited resources, can yield astonishing results.
Câu 27: What is Sickie seeking from Abbey?
Câu 28: What does the word "placate" mean in the first text?
Câu 29: According to Abbey, why do "Big Bosses" not care much about scheduling?
Câu 30: What happens when projects get big?
Câu 31: What is the purpose of the last paragraph of the second letter?
The Star Tribune's TODAY'S MARKET
The Star Tribune's TODAY'S MARKET regularly features two pages of classified advertisements for:
Monday: Business Opportunities, Franchises, Commercial Real Estate, Telecommunications, Automotive, Entertainment
Wednesday: Arts, Friendship, Petsitters, Nannies and Domestics
Friday: Recruitment, Education, Administrational, Internet Services
Saturday: Vacations, Travel, Residential Real Estate, Dining
Questions? Call, fax, or email Vicky Nelson at (953) 555-5675, email@example.com
Câu 32: What is the Star Tribune?
Câu 33: On which day of the week would someone look for a child caretaker?
Câu 34: On which day of the week would someone look for airline tickets?
Câu 35: Which is NOT mentioned as a way to contact Vicky Nelson?
Happy Birthday from everyone here at Treasure Island Casino! As a loyal customer for more than thirty years, we felts necessary to send you a special treat for your special day. Your patronage is appreciated on a level that far exceeds you supporting our business. Your genuine enthusiasm and amiable personality contributes to creating a pleasant atmosphere here at Treasure Island Casino. You are a favorite amongst both staff members and your fellow casino goers.
So happy birthday and enjoy your enclosed present!
FREE MEAL FOR YOU AND A GUEST AT TREASURE ISLAND CASINO'S BUFFET
March 15, 2011
"Remember all patrons at TREASURE ISLAND must be at least 18 years of age"
Câu 36: Why does Elizabeth receive a personalized note with a coupon?
Câu 37: What does Joe Tompkins appreciate most about Elizabeth?
Câu 38: Who else could get a free meal from this coupon with Elizabeth?
Câu 39: What meal could not be eaten using the coupon?
Câu 40: When does the coupon lose value?
Checking Account Information
Your monthly bank statement is now updated and available for you to see online. Please click the link at the bottom of this page and you will be directed to the log-in page. Protect your identity and don't let anyone see your password. If you are making an electronic payment, follow the instructions located at the end or your statement. Should you choose to mail your payment, the address is located at the top of your statement page. Do not send cash. Payments received after 12:30 pm, or, on weekends or holidays may not be credited until the next businnes day.
Lost or Stolen Checking Cards
If your card is lost or stolen in the United States call us immediately at 1-800-555-5432. Outside the U.S. contact our nearest office or call us collect. You are fully proteded against any fraudulent use of the card when you notify us immediately. Your maximum liability is $50 should you fail to report Ioss or theft.
Câu 41: What is written at the end of the bank statement?
Câu 42: Which payment will be credited on the same business day?
Câu 43: Why would someone be charged $50?
LETTER OF RESIGNATION
When writing a letter of resignation, it's important to keep your resignation letter as simple, brief, and focused as possible. It should also be positive. Once you have made the decision to move on, there's no point in criticizing your employer or your job. Your letter of resignation should include information on when you are leaving. You can also let the employer know you appreciate your time with the company. When you're not sure what to write, review resignnation letter samples to get some ideas. Here is a letter submitted a few years ago. The names have been changed to protect the individual's privacy
Dear Mr. Gomez,
Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am leaving my position with Anderson Inc. in exactly two weeks from today.
Thank you for the opportunities you have provided me during my time with the company
If I can be of any assistance during this transition, please let me know. I would be happy to meet with you tomorrow if you should so desire