AThe boss had an informal discussion with me this morning, I feel really down.
AWell, actually I failed to meet a deadline last week and I forgot to answer an e-mail for a VIP customer yesterday.
BAnything that distracts you from work?
AYes, everything. I feel overwhelmed by the daily work. Sometimes, I just can’t focus on what I am doing. What is worse, though I make plans for a whole week, I always have to make changes later on because other things come up. I can’t manage my time well. I can’t handle work well. I am afraid I was screw up more things.
BLook, Lucy. Things are not so bad as you said. This is our company’s busiest time in a year. You need to relax a little. Don’t push yourself too hard, ok?
AWell, I will try.
AI am so happy to know that the promotion campaign for our new product is very successful. We just made a record sale this season.
BThat is very encouraging news. I heard that the marketing department has done a three months research, they sent the feedback information to the research and development center by the end of every month. That is to say, the R&D center redesigned the product twice before it was launched into the market.
AIt is not an easy job. How do you like the advertisement for the new product?
BThat is the best one I have seen. I am sure our target customers, young people will love it.
AYou didn’t show up in the morning meeting. What’s up?
BWell, I just came in. I worked overtime yesterday. Some statistics and very important documents seemed to be inaccurate. So I stayed to double check them. The boss was aware of my very late work of last night. So before he left office, he told me I could come one hour later this morning.
ABut you still look a little bit tired. What time did you leave?
BIt was around one thirty in the morning. I guess I didn’t fall asleep till 3 because those numbers were involving in my mind. I just couldn’t stop thinking about them.
AThat’s normal after a tense work evening. Working overtime is not always a pleasant experience for me either. Once, I worked overtime everyday for a whole week including the weekend. That really broke my rhythm and I got a little sick later.
BWorking at weekend is something I hate to do most.
ABut if the company asks, what else can we do?