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自考高级英语上册 Lesson 16 A Job Interview

Lesson 16: A Job Interview

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The senior partner studied the resume 簡歷for the hundredth time and again found nothing he disliked about Mitchell Y. McDeere, at least not on paper.

当这位资深的合伙人第100次研究米切尔?Y?麦克迪尔的简历 时,还是找不到任何不满意的地方,至少从书面上没有发现

He had the brains, the ambition, the good looks.

他有头脑,有野心,而且一表人才。

And he was hungry; with his background, he had to be.

他非常需要钱。从背景情况看, 他一定是这样。

He was married, and that was mandatory必須的.

他已经结婚了,这也是公司需要的。

The firm also frowned heavily on divorce, as well as womanizing and drinking.

公司对离婚、玩弄女人和酗酒非常反感。

Drug testing was in the contract.

吸毒药检也在合同之列。

He had a degree in accounting and wanted to be a tax lawyer, which was of course a requirement with a tax firm.

他有会计学的学位,而且他想成为一名税务律师,这当然是税务公司所要求的。

He was white, and the firm had never hired a black. He was male, and there were no women in the firm.

他是白人,公司从未雇佣过黑人。他是男性,公司里没有女士。

He looked good on paper. He was their top and only choice for this year.

从书面上看他很出色。他是他们这一年最好的而且是惟一的选择。

The managing partner, Royce McKnight, studied a dossier檔案labeled “Mitchell Y. McDeere—Harvard."

业务主管罗伊斯?麦克耐特,仔细研究了标有“米切尔?Y?麦克迪尔—哈佛”的档案。

It had been prepared by some ex-CIA agents in a private intelligence outfit.

这是由在一家私人情报机构的工作的特工提供的。

They learned, among other things, that he was holding three job offers, two in New York and one in Chicago.

其中他们还了解到他有三份工作,两份在纽约,一份在芝加哥。

He was in demand. Also he owed close to $ 23,000 in student loans. He was hungry.

他很抢手。他还欠将近 23 000美元的低息助学贷款。他非常需要钱。

McKnight smiled. McDeere was their man.

罗伊斯?麦克耐特露出了微笑。麦克迪尔就是他们需要的人。

Lamar Quin was thirty-two and not yet a partner.

拉马尔?奎恩32岁,还不是合伙人。

He had been brought along to look young and act young朝气蓬勃and project a youthful image for Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which in fact was a young firm, since most of the partners retired in their late forties or early fifties with money to burn.

 他长得很年轻,朝气蓬勃,而且为本迪尼、兰伯特和洛克事务所设计了一个充满青春气息的形象,事实上它也的确是一个年轻的事务所,因为大多数合伙人在近50岁或50岁出头时就带着用不完的钱退休了。

Precisely at two-thirty someone knocked on the door. Lamar opened the door.

两点半的时候,有人敲门。拉马尔开了门,

"Mitchell McDeere?" he asked with a huge smile and a hand thrust forward.

“是米切尔?麦克迪尔吗?”他一只手向前伸,满面春风地问道。

"Yes." They shook hands violently-

“是的。”他们热烈地握手。

"Nice to meet you, Mitchell. I'm Lamar Quin."

 “见到你很高兴,米歇尔。我是拉马尔?奎恩。”.

"My pleasure. Please call me Mitch." He stepped inside.

“见到你我也很高兴。请叫我米切尔。”他上前一步。

"Sure, Mitch." Lamar grabbed his shoulder and led him across the spacious room,

“好的,米切尔。”拉马尔抓住他的肩膀,把他让进房间的一角,

where the partners introduced themselves.

在那儿,合伙人们做了自我介绍。

They were exceedingly warm and cordial真誠.

他们非常热情真诚

McDeere was now a seasoned veteran in the search of employment.

麦克迪尔现在成了找工作的老手。

He relaxed. With three job offers from three of the most prestigious有聲望的 firms in the country, he did not need this interview, this firm.

他很放松。有了由3个全国最有声望的公司提供的工作,他根本就不需要来参加这次面试,来这家事务所。

He was there out of curiosity好奇心的. And he longed for warmer weather.

他来完全是出于好奇,而且他喜欢一个更温暖的地方。

“Are you tired of interviewing?” asked Oliver Lambert, the senior partner who was in charge of the recruiting.新兵

“你是不是对面试感到厌倦了?”奥利佛?兰伯特问道,他是负责招聘的一个资深合伙人。

"Not really. It's part of it."

“不是。它是其中的一部分。”

Yes, yes, they all agreed.

他们一致赞同。

"May 1 ask a question?" Mitch asked.

“我能问一个问题吗?”米切尔问道。

"Certainly."

“当然。”

"Why are we interviewing in this hotel room? The other firms interview on campus through the placement office. "

“为什么我们在饭店里面试?其他公司都是在学校里进行。”

"Good question, Mitch," said Royce McKnight, the managing partner.

“这个问题提得好,米切尔,”负责管理的合伙人罗伊斯?麦克耐特说道。

"You must understand our firm. We are different, and we take pride in that.

“你必须理解我们的事务所。我们与众不同,并且以此为荣。

We have forty-one lawyers, so we are small compared with other firms.

我们有41位律师,因此和其他公司相比我们很小

We don't hire too many people; about one every other year.

我们不雇佣过多的人,每隔两年招聘一个。

We offer the highest salary and fringes附加福利 in the country,

我们提供全国最高的工资和附加福利,

and I'm not exaggerating夸大. So we are very selective.

我没有夸大其词。所以我们很挑剔,

We selected you. The letter you received last month was sent after we screened over 篩選two thousand third-year students at the best schools.

我们选择了你。你上个月收到的那封信是我们通过在最好的学校里对2000多名学生进行筛选后寄出的。

Only one letter was sent. We don't advertise openings and we don't solicit applications.

只发了一封信。我们不登招聘广告来让人们应聘。

We keep a low profile, and we do things differently. Thai's our explanation.

我们总是低调处理并且做事与众不同。这就是我们的解释。”

"Fair enough. What kind of firm is it?"

“很好。这是一个什么样的事务所呢?”

"Tax. Some securities股票, real estate房地產 and banking, but eighty percent is tax work. That's why we wanted to meet you, Mitch. You have an incredibly strong tax background. "

“税务。有一些股票、房地产和银行业务,但80%是税务工作。这就是我们想见你的原因。米切尔,你有非常好的税务方面的背景。”

"Why'd you go to Western Kentucky?" asked Oliver Lambert.

“你为什么想去肯塔基大学呢?”奥利佛?兰伯特问道。

"Simple. They offered me a full scholarship to play football. Had it not been for that, college would've been impossible. "

“很简单。他们为我打橄榄球提供全额奖学金。如果不是因为这个原因,我是不可能去这个学校的。”

"Mitch, our firm is in Memphis," Lamar said. "Does that bother you?”

“米切尔,我们的事务所在孟斐斯,”拉马尔说道,“你不会介意吧?”

"Not at all. I'm not fond of cold weather. "

 “不介意。我不喜欢寒冷的天气。”

"Have you ever been to Memphis?"

“你去过孟斐斯吗?”

  "No."

“没有。”

"We'll have you down soon. You'll love it."

“我们不久就会让你去那里。你一定会喜欢那里的。”

Mitch smiled and nodded and played along. Were these guys serious? How could he consider such a small firm in such a small town when Wall Street was waiting?

米切尔微笑着点点头,装出同意的样子。这些人是认真的吗?有华尔街的工作正等着去,他怎么会考虑到这个小镇上的这么小的事务所来工作呢?

"How are you ranked in your class?" Mr. Lambert asked.

“你在你们班里是第几名?”兰伯特先生问道。

"Top five." Not top five percent, but top five. Thai was enough of an answer for all of them. Top five out of three hundred.

“前5名。不是前5%。而是前5名。”这已经足以回答他们的问题。300个人中的前5名。

"Why did you select Harvard?"

 “你为什么选择哈佛大学?”

"Actually Harvard selected me. I applied at several schools and was accepted everywhere. Harvard offered more financial assistance. I thought il was the best school. Still do. "

“实际上是哈佛选择了我。我申请了几所学校,而且都被录取了。哈佛提供的资助较多。我当时觉得这是一所最好的学校,现在我仍然这样认为。”

"You made extremely high grades in your tax and securities

“你的税务和有价证券的成绩相当高。”

"Thai's where my interest lies."

“那是我的兴趣所在。”

"Now, Mitch, tell us about your wife," Royce McKnight said. It was a standard, nonsacred area explored by every firm.

“好的,米切尔,谈谈你妻子吧。”罗伊斯?麦克耐特说道。这是每个公司都要问及的一个普遍问题。

"Her name is Abby. She has a degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky. For the past three years she's taught at a private kindergarten near Boston College. "

“她叫阿比。在西肯塔基大学获得了初等教育专业学位。最近三年她一直在波士顿大学附近的一所私立幼儿园任教。”

"And is the marriage—"

 “你们的婚姻?”

"We're very happy. We've known each other since high school. "

 “我们很幸福。我们从高中就认识了。”

"I don't imagine Western Kentucky is much of an academic school,"

“我觉得西肯塔基大学不是什么学术水平很高的学校。”

Lamar blurted with a stupid grin, and immediately wished he could take it back.

 马尔?奎恩笑着脱口而出,但他马上就后悔了。 

  "Sort of like Kansas State," Mitch replied. All the three people froze, and for a few seconds

stared incredulously難以置信 at each other.

“有点像堪萨斯大学,”米切尔回答道,三个人都惊呆了,用难以置信的目光相互对视了一会儿。

This guy McDeere knew Lamar Quin went to Kansas State. He had never met Lamar Quin and had no idea who would appear on behalf of the firm and conduct the interview.

 麦克迪尔这家伙知道拉马尔?奎恩曾在堪萨斯大学上学。他与拉马尔?奎恩从未谋面,而且并不知道谁将代表事务所来面试。

Yet, he knew. He had checked them out. He had read the biographical sketches of all of the forty-one lawyers in the firm, and in a split second he had recalled that Lamar Quin had gone to Kansas State. They were impressed.

然而,他知道。他查出来了。他阅读了有关该事务所所有41名律师的介绍,而且能在一瞬间回忆起拉马尔?奎恩曾在堪萨斯大学读过书。这点给他们留下了深刻的印象。

"I guess that came out wrong," Lamar apologized.

“我不该这么说,”拉马尔表示道歉。

"No problem," Mitch smiled warmly. It was forgotten.

“没问题,”米切尔热情地微笑着,他已经不介意了。

Oliver Lambert cleared his throat and. decided to get personal again.

奥利佛?兰伯特清了清嗓子,决定亲自出马了。

"Mitch, our firm frowns on drinking and chasing women. We put business ahead of everything. We keep low profiles and we work very hard. And we make plenty of money."

“米切尔,我们事务所反对酗酒和玩女人。

  我们把业务放在一切之首。我们采取低姿态,但工作很努力。而且我们赚的钱很多。”

"I can live with ail-that."

“我可以接受这些。”

"We reserve the right to test any member of the firm for drug

“我们保留事务所对任何成员进行吸毒的药检权。”

"I don't use drugs."

“我不吸毒。”

"Good. The reason why we ask these questions is because we want stable families. Happy lawyers are productive lawyers.'"

“好的,我们之所以问这些问题是因为我们需要稳定的家庭,幸福的律师是能干的。”

Milch smiled and nodded. He had heard this before.

 米切尔微笑着点点头。他以前听过这话。

The three looked at: each other, then at Mitch.

三个人互相看了看,又看了看米切尔。

This meant they had reached the point in the interview where the interviewee was supposed to ask one or two intelligent questions.

这表明他们已经到了面试中问一两个更高层次问题的阶段了。

Mitch crossed his legs. Money, that was the big question, particularly how it compared to his other offers.

米切尔把一条腿搭在另一条腿上。钱,这是一个最大的问题,特别是与其他所提供的工作情况相比。

But, he knew, like all the other firms they had to shadowbox避免 around the issue until things got awkward and it was apparent they had discussed everything in the world but money.

但他明白他们也像其他公司一样避免直接谈及这个问题,直到事态变得很尴尬而且很明显除了钱不再有其他任何可谈的。

So hit them with a soft question first.

因此他提出一個委婉的問題先問他

"What type of work will 1 do initially?"

“我开始要做什么工作?”

They nodded and approved of the question. Lambert and Mcknight looked at Lamar. This answer was his.

他们点点头,对这个问题表示认可。兰伯特和麦克耐特看着拉马尔。这是他回答的问题。

  "We have something similar to a two-year apprenticeship, although we don't call it that.

“我们有两年的类似实习的时间,但我们不把它叫做实习期。

We'll send you all over the country to tax seminars研討會.

我们会派你去参加在全国各地举行的税务研讨会。

If you want to pursue a master's in taxation, we'll pay for it.

如果你要继续攻读税务方面的硕士学位,我们会支付这笔费用。

As far as practicing law, it won't be very exciting for the first two years. You'll do a lot of research and generally boring stuff. Bui you'll be paid handsomely. "

至于从事律师业务,开始两年不会令人兴奋。你要做很多研究和一些令人乏味的事情,但是工资会很高。”

"How much?"

 “多少?”

Lamar looked at Royce McKnight, who eyed Mitch and said, "We'll discuss the compensation and other benefits when you come to Memphis. "

拉马尔看了看正盯着米切尔的罗伊斯?麦克耐特说道,“你来孟斐斯的时候我们再谈工资待遇和其他附加福利。”

"I want a figure or I may not come to Memphis. "He smiled, arrogant傲慢 but cordial真誠. He spoke like a man with three job offers.

“我想知道一个数字,不然我可能不会去孟斐斯。”他傲慢而真诚地微笑着,讲话时就像一个有三份工作的人一样。

The partners look at each other, and Mr. Lambert spoke first. "Okay. A base salary of eighty thousand the first year, plus bonuses. Eighty-five the second year, plus bonuses. A low-interest mortgage 抵押贷款so you can buy a home. Two country club memberships. And a new BMW. You pick the color, of course. "

合伙人们相互对视了一下,兰伯特先生先开口了。“好吧。第一年的基本工资是8万,外加奖金。第二年是8万5,外加奖金。低息的抵押贷款以便你可以买房子。两个乡村俱乐部的会员身份和一辆新宝马,颜色当然你可以自己选。”

  "That's incredible," 簡直不可思議的he mumbled.

“简直不可思议,”他小声说道。

"Plus a few fringes we'll be glad to discuss in Memphis."

“还有一些附加福利,我们希望到孟斐斯时再谈。”

Suddenly he had a strong desire to visit Memphis. Wasn't it by the river?

他突然之间萌发了去孟斐斯的强烈的愿望。它是不是靠近河边呢?

The smile vanished消失 and he regained his composure.泰然自菪 "Tell me about your firm.”

 笑容从他的脸上消失了,他又恢复了泰然自若的样子。“请你说说事务所的情况。”

"Forty-one lawyers. Last year we earned more per lawyer than any firm our size or larger. That includes every big firm in the country.

 “41名律师。去年我们每位律师挣的钱超过了所有和我们规模相当或规模大于我们的事务所。其中包括全国的所有大公司。

We take only rich clients顧客—corporations, banks and wealthy people who pay our healthy fees and never complain.

我们只接受有钱的客户——大公司、银行和巨富,他们为我们付医疗费却从不抱怨。

We've developed a specialty 專業in international taxation, and it's both exciting and very profitable. We deal only with people who pay."

我们已经成形成专业的国际税务,而且既刺激又有利可图。我们只和付钱的人打交道。”

"How long does it take to make partner?"

“需要多长时间才能成为合伙人?”

"On the average, ten years, and it's a hard ten years. It's not unusual for our partners to earn half a million a year and most retire before they are fifty.

“平均10年。这是非常艰苦的10年。对于我们的合伙人每年赚50万是司空见惯的,而且他们绝大多数在50岁以前就退休。

You've got to pay your dues, put in eighty-hour weeks, but it's worth it when you make partner. "

你必须付‘会费’,每周工作80小时,但当你成为合伙人时,是很值得的。”

"How many partners are there in the firm?"

 “事务所有多少合伙人?”

"Twenty, active. We try to keep a ratio of one partner for each associate. That's high for the industry, but we like it. Again, we do things differently."

 “20个,现有的。我们要为每个同事留一个合伙人的比率。这在这行里是很高的,但是我们喜欢。而且,我们做事与众不同。”

"All of our partners are multimillionaires by the age of forty-five," Royce McKnight said.

“我们所有的合伙人在45岁的时候都成了大富翁。”罗伊斯?麦克耐特说道。

"All of them?"

“所有的人?”

"Yes, sir. We don't guarantee it, but if you join our firm, put in ten hard years, make partner and put in ten more years, and you're not a millionaire at the age of forty-five, you'll be the first in

 “是的,先生。我们不做保证,但如果你加入我们的事务所,努力工作10年,成为合伙人后再花10年的时间,那么在45岁时,你不是百万富翁,20年后你将成为第一号。

"That's an impressive statistic."

“这真是个吸引人的数字。”

"It's an impressive firm, Mitch," Oliver Lambert said,

“这是个吸引人的事务所,米切尔,”奥利佛?兰伯特说道,

"and we're very proud of it. We are small and we take care of each other. We're very careful whom we hire, and our goal is for each new associate to become a partner as soon as possible.

“而且我们引以为荣。我们的事务所很小,所以我们互相关照。我们雇佣人员非常慎重,我们对每一位新同事的目标就是使他们尽快成为合伙人,

It is a rare, extremely rare occasion when a lawyer leaves our firm. It is simply unheard of.

很少有律师离开事务所,这种情况我们根本没听说过。

We want our people happy. We think it is the most profitable way to operate."

我们希望我们的员工幸福,我们觉得这是最能获益的运作方式。”

They watched him carefully lo make sure all of this sank in.

他们仔细地观察着他,确定他明白了所讲的一切。

They explained as best they could, for now. Further explanation would come later.

到目前为止,他们已尽了全力来作出解释,过后还会更进一步解释。

"Would you like to come to visit us?" asked Oliver Lambert.

“你想来看看我们的事务所吗?”奥利佛?兰伯特问道。

"When?" asked Mitch, dreaming of a black 318i with a sunroof.

“什么时候?”米切尔问道,此时他正在想像着带遮阳罩的318i型黑色汽车了。
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