Chatterbox #100 – The corporate world

Work! Love it or hate it, most of us have to do it. In this episode, Harp and Maura talk about the corporate world and what it’s like nowadays. Almost everyone hopes to make as much money as they can, and some people work to climb the corporate ladder in order to get prestige as well. Harp and Maura also talk about the latest interview trends and discuss what the job market currently looks like. This is a super-informative episode, and some of the ideas in this episode were suggested by two Culips listeners!


Expressions included in the learning materialsoffice-corporate

  • To climb the corporate ladder
  • On the other hand
  • A go-getter
  • A career path
  • VP and CEO
  • The glass ceiling
  • To take something
  • To work around the clock
  • To get around something
  • A workaholic
  • The rat race
  • A shout-out
  • A split-second decision
  • The STAR approach to answering behavioural questions
  • Baby boomers
  • Booming

Sample transcript

Harp: It seems that more and more people are working around the clock because of things like smart phones and laptops at home. People are always connected so they feel like they have to respond to emails, they have to answer calls.
Maura:  That is definitely true. The idea of working just 9 to 5 doesn’t really exist if you’re in the corporate world and you’re trying to climb the corporate ladder. Now, another part of working and living in the corporate world is the rat race.
Harp: The rat race.
Maura: And we want to give a very special thank you to one of our Culips listeners, who suggested that we talk about the rat race, on Facebook.
Harp: Yeah. Thanks, Ehsanaagha.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips

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