The Office – What Do You Do?
A: Oh, look, there’s Veronica and her boyfriend. She’s always going on about him at the office. Oh, great, they saw us. They’re coming this way.
B: Oh, man…
C: Jessica! Arthur! Hi! I’d like you to meet my boyfriend Greg, he’s the V. P. of quality and safety for a top Fortune 500 food company.
A: Nice to meet you. This is my husband, Arthur.
B: Hey, how’s it going?
A: Veronica talks about you all the time. I guess you must be pretty busy at work.
D: Well, yeah, a V. P. position is not easy, you know! I implement policies and procedures nationwide. of various departments, as well as train junior managers in FDA and EPA regulations. I also have to oversee daily operations of quality control for the entire East Coast. That alone means I have fifteen hundred employees under me!
B: Wow, yeah… that sounds exciting.
D: And what about you, Arthur? What do you do for a living?
B: Oh, I’m a Top Gun pilot!
go on about : talk about something a lot
Fortune 500 : top 500 companies, rated by revenue
implement : begin to do something, put into action
responsible : have the duty or job of taking care of some thing
nationwide :in the whole country
look after : take care of
oversee : watch and direct to make sure a job is done correctly
quality control : checking goods to make sure that they are good enough to sell
under me : working for me
sleigh : large, open vehicle that is pulled by horses over snow or ice
develop relationships : make good relationships
handle complaints : look after or take care of complaints
coordinate : make arrangements or plans with a group of people
monitor : watch and check
supervise : be in charge of something , watch and direct
ensure : make sure