Manage episode 281845620 series 1282020
in the middle of...
He is standing in the middle of the room.
I was in the middle of dinner when he called.
The company employed several new staff.
A: What's up? Are you in the middle of something?你还好吗？在忙吗？
B: Yeah. I'm just working out how much money I've earned this month. 是啊，我正在算这个月我能赚多少钱。
A: Doesn't your company work that out for you?这不是应该由你的公司给你算吗？
B: I don't work for a company anymore. After I got fired last month, I decided to become self-employed.我现在不在公司上班了，上个月被公司解雇之后，我决定自己干。
A: Really? That's exciting. How do you like it so far?真的吗？太好了，那到现在为止你干的怎么样了？
B: Well, I can wake up whenever I want and I don't have to ask anyone's permission to take a break.我可以想什么时候起床就什么时候起床，想休息的时候也不用征求任何人的同意。
A: That sounds good.听起来不错。
B: Actually. I'm working more hours now than I did before. But I don't mind as much because I'm the one making decisions.实际上，我现在工作的时间比以前长多了。但是我不太介意这个，因为我一个人说了算。
A: How's the pay?收入如何？
B: I'd rather not say. It's kind of a personal thing. 我不想说，这是我的私事。