A:Excuse me,Mr. Li. I have something to discusswith you.
B:I’m in a bit of a hurry,Miss Liu. Can you wait for aminute?
A:I would really appreciate it if we could talk for afew minutes now. It’s about the overtime you’ve asked me to put in.
B:All right. What’s the problem?
A:I really can’t work overtime. Because my husband has been ill recently,I must take care ofhim.
B:I’m sorry to hear that. Take good care of your husband. HI find another one to replace you.
A:I’m too tired now. I’ve already worked for 12 hours overtime!
B:God! Don’t you think they should get you an assistant?
A:Yes,they were supposed to,but so far nobody’s turned up, and I have to do the work alone.This is the first break I’ve had all day.
B:They’re really running you into the ground. Why don’t you ask for some time off? You couldtake a long weekend and have a good rest.
A:I’m afraid I can’t before I finish this project.
B:You’d better pay more attention to your health.
A:I will,thanks for your concern.