商务礼节美语:Polite Behavior at the Office Party

来源:搜狐教育 2016-10-12 09:52:00

陈豪在北京的ABC美国公司工作。他接到公司晚宴派对的邀请,但是不想去。

(Officeambience)

CH:HiAmy,我刚刚收到邀请,老板请我们去吃饭。

A:Ireceivedone,too.

C:你去吗?

A:Ofcourse.Aren'tyou?

C:我不太想去。

A:Whynot?It'sgoingtobeanicepartyatanupscalerestaurant.

C:我不想跟同事出去玩儿;他们跟我关系虽说都不错,但大家毕竟不是朋友。

A:I'mafraidthatdoesn'tmatter.Partofthereasonforinvitingeveryoneistobuildrapportamongallofuswhoworktogether.

C:Rapport是什么意思啊。

A:Rapportmeansbuildingrelationshipsbetweenpeople,establishingtrustandmutualunderstanding.

C:跟同事搞好关系也不一定非得出去玩儿啊。

A:Attendanceattheofficepartyisapartofyourjob.Togoornottogoisnotachoice.Thebossexpectsyoutobethere.

C:这么说是不能不去了。我要是有其它事呢?

A:Itbetterbesomethingimportantforyoutoforegotheofficepartyandriskoffendingtheboss.

C:我可不想得罪老板,让我再想想吧。

******

到了第二天....

A:Well,CH,didyoudecidetogototheparty?

C:去,不过我要带个朋友。

A:Ihatetotellyouthis,butthatwouldnotbeacceptable.

C:星期六晚上出去应酬,带个朋友还不行吗?

A:Unlessyourinvitationsays"andguest,"itwouldbepooretiquettetotakesomeonewithyou.

C:那好,我打个照面,待一会儿就走。

A:That'snotgoingtoworkeither.Thisisaseateddinnerpartysoyouhavestaytheentiretime.

C:晚餐完了我总可以走了吧?

A:Youmuststayuntilourhost,theboss,standstoindicatethatdinnerisover.Thengoodmannersdictateyoudon'tleavebeforeyourthankhimfortheeveningandtellhimgood-bye.

C:Amy,我真没想到,公司派对还会这么郑重其事。还有什么要注意的吗?

A:Justawordofcaution.Ifyoudrinkalcoholicbeverages,doitinmoderation.Somepeopleforgetthatruleandoverdoit.Notonlyisitembarrassing,youcouldjeopardizeyourjob.

C:这我知道,一定注意不会多喝。你能不能再总结一下,看看都有哪些注意事项。

A:Attendanceisrequired.Readyourinvitationcarefullysoyouknowwhattheoccasionisandifguestsareincluded.

C:我知道,还有就是晚宴结束前不能告退。

A:That'sright.Don'tforgettosayyourgood-byes.Andgoeasyonthealcohol.

C:谢谢你,Amy,我一定照办。

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