Jolie - Boss
Amy - Secretary
In a party
Amy: It is really a nice party, isn’t it?
Jolie: Of course it is. See there are lots of company owners.
Maybe we can meet some important people in this party…
Amy: And obtain more cases.
Jolie: I hope so.
Here comes the president of a computer company.
Jolie: Look! There comes the president of Beta Computer Company! Let’s go
there and have a chat.
Jolie: It’s really a pleasure to see you, Miss Wang.
Nico: My pleasure,too.
Jolie: This is my secretary, Amy.
Nico: Hi, nice to meet you. I am Nico. I work in Beta Computer Company.
Amy: I know. We have got quite many orders from you.
products. It’s really pleasant to work with you.
Jolie: Thanks for your compliment.
Nico: About this order in process, can you hand in these products just in time? I
know it’s quite a big quantity for you to handle.
Amy: It won’t be a problem. You know that we don’t delay.
Jolie: Absolutely it is. Oh, I am sorry I have to leave. I have someone to meet.
Nico: Please feel free to do so.
Jolie: Maybe we will meet again some other time. (shake hands)
After talking to the customer, the two partners drew some comments on Ms. Wang.
Amy: She’s a smart business woman.
Jolie: Yes, she is. Her company brings us some substantial profits. We have made quite a fortune from doing business with her.
Amy: Oh yes. I remember that about 40 percent of our orders are from
stupid fault which we should not allow to happen.
Jolie: Good, that’s why I count on you so much.
Amy: For sure! About her recent order, can we deliver on time?
Jolie: I’m afraid we can’t. Too many orders arrive this month. I know Miss
Wang’s is the biggest. I’ll call Bill to handle this. I hope he can solve this
Problem for us. I don’t want to lose such an important customer.
Amy: I will do my best . What is important to the company is important to me.
Hello: This is Nico Wang. May I talk to Ms. Jolie Chen?
Amy: I am sorry. Ms. Chen is away from her desk at the moment.
Nico: O.K. Then when do you expect her back?
Amy: Sorry. I am really not sure. May I take a message?
Nico: Yes, please. My name is Nico Wang. And my phone number is 27905420
Amy: OH -- Ms. Wang. We had met in the party last week. Do you remember? I am Ms. Wang’s secretary, Amy.
Nico: Really? It’s nice to speak to you again.
Amy: Same to me. Any problem that you need our help?
Nico: Well, last month I have ordered 100 computers. Your delivering department still can not send the products to me this week. The order has been delayed for two weeks.
Amy: Sorry about that. There must be some reasons for this mishandling
Nico: Besides, I have already left several messages for Ms. Wang. But she never
returned my calls.
Amy: I am really sorry to hear that.
Nico: Anyway, please ask her to call me as soon as possible.
Amy: No problem. I’ll give her the message and ask her to return your call
Nico: Thanks a lot, good -bye.
In the Boss’ Office
Amy walked in and Jolie was talking to someone on the phone.
Amy: Sorry to disturb you. Can you give me some seconds.
Jolie: Okay. Wait a minute. (To the phone) Could you excuse me for a minute? I won’t be long. (To Amy) What happened?
Amy: Ms. Wang called you for an important matter. She wants you to answer the phone call as soon as possible.
Jolie: Which Ms. Wang?
Amy: The Bata - we met last week in the party. Can’t you remember?
Jolie: Oh! I got it. Do you know why she called me?
Amy: She just told me that her order was delayed. I have no idea about the details. I have left her message on your desk.
Jolie: Here it is. I saw it. I will call her back. Do you have something else to tell me?
remind you. And you will have a meeting with the marketing manager at 4:00 PM.
Jolie: I know. And please make three copies of the document: one for me, one for the marketing manager and one for the file. In addition, mail this package for me.
Amy left and Jolie continued his talk on the phone.
After a period of time
Amy knocked the door and came in.
Amy: Your lawyer, Mr. Fox, is on the line. He wants to discuss with you about the new contract and something about Ms. Wang’s order.
Jolie: Okay, I’ll take it. (To Mr. Fox) Hello! Fox? How about the new contract? Is anything wrong?
Fox: Well, the new contract has no problem. However, you may get into some trouble.
Jolie: About what?
Fox: According to the contract you made with Ms. Wang, you must give Ms. Wang some special discount.
Fox: Cause you have delayed Ms. Wang’s order for more than three months.
Jolie: The sales manager didn’t report to me about that. Okay, then how is the discount?
Fox: It’s 25%off the total cost of 4 million. This means you’re going to lose one million dollars.
Jolie: I don’t believe this. Is your estimation correct? I need to check with my accountant.
manufacturing process. There must be some flaws there so that your
workers can not keep up with the deadline.
Jolie: Sure, anything else?
Fox: Well, nothing but good luck
Jolie: Oh --Today is not my day.