Philip Hart: Sarah! Good to meet you again! And welcome on board!
Sarah Timms: Thanks Philip, I’m very pleased to be here.
Philip Hart: I hope you enjoyed your holiday – where did you go?
Sarah Timms: I went to Thailand... it was lovely - great beaches and lovely food...
Philip Hart: Lucky you! It’s time for hard work now, though!
Sarah Timms: I’m ready for it!
Marcia Boardman: Let me show you to your office...
Sarah Timms: I didn’t know I’d have my own office! So you don’t hot desk here?
Marcia Boardman: Well, most people do – as you can see - but we thought you’d need all your own private space...
Sarah Timms: Yes, especially if you’re meeting clients directly...
Marcia Boardman: But the atmosphere is actually quite informal because it’s open plan.
Sarah Timms: That’s good – I like that – you definitely get the sense of everyone being really busy!
Philip Hart: Yes, they are – I hope!
Marcia Boardman: So – this is your space!
Sarah Timms: Wow! Great – lots of space! My last office was much smaller...
Philip Hart: How many people did you work with there?
Sarah Timms: I had a team of three.
Philip Hart: Well here you’ll have six people under you. We’ll introduce you to your sales team after lunch.
Sarah Timms: Hmmm – that sounds good. What do you usually do for lunch?
Marcia Boardman: Some people bring it in, but there’s a canteen on the ground floor – the food’s actually quite good, and pretty cheap!
Sarah Timms: Great.
Philip Hart: Now then, I’ll tell you about your schedule – there’s a sales and marketing meeting every Monday, as well as a meet-up with the various heads of department on Thursday afternoons, just so we know what we’re doing...
Marcia Boardman: Other than that, how you organise your time is up to you...
Sarah Timms: That’s fine – I’m a good time manager!
Philip Hart: Ok... we’ll leave you to it then!
Sarah Timms: I think I’m going to like working here!