At the workplace



Let’s go to work! You can listen and relax while Harp and Maura talk about trends in the workplace in Canada and the US. You’ll learn about things like casual dress at the office, free gym memberships, and other perks. They also talk about current trends in changing jobs and going back to school. This episode will make great water cooler talk!

Maura Harp

Harp: Yeah, definitely. It’s important not to be a workaholic and spend 60, 70, 80 hours in the office or doing work. It’s important to have a good balance.
Maura: Right. We do have a lot of workaholics though, especially with technology and having a smartphone with you all the time. But more and more, people are realizing that it’s not healthy for you to work that much. You have to have a little bit of play time.
Harp: Exactly. You have to have downtime, time to relax and just enjoy life and not think about work.
Maura: Now, I know that there are some things that the workplace, or someone’s particular place of employment, is doing to make it easier for people to have a better balance between their work and their personal life.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

A workaholic Downtime
Flex time Telecommuting
Water cooler talk Perks vs. benefits
On site To unwind
A lifer A thin line
To raise a red flag To downsize

Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo: © Royalty-Free/Corbis

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