The Job hunting results
As I’ve already written in the previous post we had an unusual assignment to recruit three people for our own project. So, I want to share the job offers I’ve received( in my American persona).
Well, I’ve talked to 11 people and I’ve got 4 offers:
· one of the three experts for secret intelligence activities all over the world;
· a volunteer in a children’s cancer hospital in Barcelona, Spain;
· a member of the team for the faculty of a new Military Medical Academy in Portland, Oregon;
· a participant of a new space research program in South Korea.
Not bad! To be honest, I’ve never thought that a biology teacher is such a wanted candidate.
I think, the position of a volunteer in a children’s cancer hospital is the most suitable for me. Firstly, I have a degree in science so it’s my field of expertise. Secondly, I have experience of working with children so my skills will be necessary and useful. And thirdly, I don’t mind to move to Spain for my work as I speak Spanish fluently.
And some new words and idioms:
knack=a skill or ability;
to be at one’s beck and call= available to do things for another person whenever they want;
wise guy= someone who annoys you because they think that they know everything or think that they are very funny;
slim chance=fat chance= something that is unlikely to happen;
idler= a very lazy person;
grunt work=very hard work;
to work one’s fingers to the bone=to work hard;
Mickey Mouse job=very easy, requring minimum efforts;
not to do a stroke of work= to do nothing