To: All staff
From: Bruno Smith
Subject: Walk for Pets
Date: April 20
This is to let you know that the annual Walk for Pets will be held on May 15 from 8:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. at Oceanview Park. In addition to the usual adult walk, there will be a half-mile mini walk for 5 to 12-year-olds. Entry in the adult walk is $30 per person and $50 dollars per couple; entry in the miniwalk is $10 per child. We will have a barbecue at the park after the walk. Food will be provided but everyone is requested to bring drinks.
Half of the proceeds from the event will go toward Home for Pets, a foster home facility for abandoned pets, and the remainder will be divided among various animal welfare associations. Everyone, come out and walk for the welfare of our furry friends!
Mr. Jonathan Watford
17 Bridge Street, West Perth WA
Dear Mr. Watford,
Thank you for your company’s ongoing support of Inglis Museum. It is only through the aid of corporate donors such as yourself that we are able to continue to serve the city of Perth as an art organization.
It is once again time for our annual fund drive. This year’s contributions will mainly go toward repair costs of the Patrona Wing that was badly damaged in December’s storm.
To make a contribution, please fill out the enclosed form and send it to the museum accompanied by a check. As a patron of the museum, all Commonwealth Industries employees will be entitled to half off on admission fees.
From: Grace Townsend, Supervisor
To: All Townsend factory staff
Date: February 10
Re: Change in shift hours
In compliance with new company policy set forth to foster a better working environment, factory shift hours will be changed on an experimental basis for six months starting March 15. The morning shift will be moved up one hour to begin at 8 A.M. and end at 4 P.M., the day shift will be from 4 P.M. to 12 A.M., and the night shift will be from 12 A.M. to 8 A.M. Although the beginning and ending times of shifts will change, actual hours worked will remain the same, which means that wages will not be affected. If you have any questions regarding these changes, feel free to contact me at any time.
Become a permanent member of the Fashion Outlet family! The Fashion Outlet stores located downtown and in Mega Mall are looking to fill five full-time positions. We are giving priority to those of you currently working as summer part-time employees. Becoming a full-time employee of Fashion Outlet means you will receive a pay raise as well as be eligible for all company benefits. You will be required to sign a full-time employment agreement with us after which you will no longer be free to engage in other employment. If you are interested in joining the Fashion Outlet family on a full-time basis, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20, and I will give you the application details.
Ms. Julie Marshall
429 Forest Way
Springfield, MA 01107
Dear Ms. Marshall,
As director of Human Resources at Mobile Solutions Inc., I am happy to confirm that you have been hired for full-time employment as a customer service representative. Your employment begins on Monday, June 9. Please report to my office at 9 A.M. so we can go over your starting salary, vacation time and benefits package.
As a new employee, you will be required to take part in a three-week orientation program, which is to begin on Tuesday, June 10. The first week of orientation helps all new hires become acquainted with company procedures and policies. During the remaining two weeks of orientation, you will receive training specific to your work in customer service.
We look forward to working with you here at Mobile Solutions.
Director, Human Resources
Mobile Solutions Inc.
To: Mr. James Finley
From: Sue Patterson, Melodia Industries
Date: March 18
Subject: Change in interview date
Thank you for your recent application for the position of sales representative for Melodia Industries. I am writing to inform you that the head of Sales, Don Richman, who was scheduled to conduct the interview, has suddenly been called away on family business. Unfortunately, your interview scheduled for tomorrow at 10 A.M. will have to be rescheduled. The new date is next Wednesday, March 26 at 2 P.M. Could you kindly let me know if you can make it? If not, the day cannot be changed, but we can switch your appointment with one of the other candidates who have interviews scheduled for the morning of the 26th. We regret the inconvenience and look forward to meeting with you.
• A market research firm in Singapore seeks a junior market analyst in a part-time capacity to start on January 1. In addition to general market analysis tasks, the junior market analyst will be expected to assist senior analysts in preparing client presentations.
• A math or sociology degree and a minimum of two years of experience as a junior market analyst is required. It is also necessary to have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Mandarin is preferred.
• Tentative work hours will be 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Fridays. Hours may be increased during peak periods.
• Interested individuals should send an e-mail accompanied by a résumé and at least two professional references to Misa Takahama of Singh Financial Services at email@example.com by December 5. Salary information will be provided upon receipt of the résumé and references.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR—Glenn Stacey is the recipient of this year’s award. Glenn’s hard work as assistant manager of Human Resources came to the attention of the Employee of the Year selection committee when several of his coworkers from HR and those from other departments nominated him. Glenn has been dedicating himself to creating the ideal work environment for Parsons Inc. employees. He initiated the highly successful in-house day-care and workspace sharing programs last year, and is currently working on a unique curriculum to reduce stress in the workplace. Glenn’s determination and hard work will be recognized at the company Christmas party on December 20.
Phil Powers of Engineering got his transfer order late last week and will be transferred to the Dunkirk factory at the end of next month. If there were a Who’s Who for our headquarters here in Summerville, Phil would certainly be in it. He has been a mentor to many of us during his eight years here. For those of us who had him as our supervisor, he always shared his expert knowledge gladly and delighted us with his sense of humor. We’re having a good-bye party for Phil on Friday, November 13. May Honda, who will be taking Phil’s place, is organizing the party. Please call her at extension 2030 by November 5 if you’d like to join in Phil’s send-off.
会社に入るとまず、肩書きのない社員からスタートし、さまざまな経験を経て、主任→係長→課長→部長…のような順に役職・地位が上がっていきます。これを昇進（promotion）と言い、昇進するたびに給料が上がります（get a raise）。また、昇進するためのさまざまな経験をさせるために、会社は社員の所属する部署を変えたり、本社から国内外の支社に配属を変えたりします。これが人事異動（transfer）です。こうした昇進や異動などの人事は社内の人事部（Human Resources、略称HR）が担当します。昇進や異動に関する会話やお知らせは、リスニング、リーディングのどちらのセクションでも頻繁に出題されます。
TO: All employees
FROM: Mona Dewitt
CC: Kate Kapur
DATE: April 20
SUBJECT: Annual Picnic
Hello all! We had a long winter but spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for our annual picnic! The picnic will be held at:
SATURDAY, MAY 15
11 A.M.-3 P.M.
The picnic is one of the best ways to get acquainted with coworkers and their families, so we’re hoping all of you will attend!
Kate Kapur and I are in charge of the event this year. Thanks to many of you who have come forward to help us, most of the arrangements have already been made. However, we are still looking for volunteers to coordinate games for kids and to order beverages.
If you’d be willing to help, please let both Kate and I know by April 25. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions.
As part of the company’s benefits package, employees of Adler Industries have been entitled to membership discounts at fitness centers in town. Until last year, we had a deal with Train First and Top Shape. Starting this year, we signed a contract with the Nice-n-Fit chain of fitness centers. The main branch of Nice-n-Fit is conveniently located in Blake Tower next door with four more locations throughout town. If you become a member of Nice-n-Fit, you will have access to any of its facilities. The company will cover the registration fee and subsidize 80% of monthly membership. Everyone is eligible—all you have to do is submit an application—they are available in the Benefits office.
To: All staff
From: George Springer
Date: August 17
Subject: Delay in renovations
The lobby renovations that were scheduled to begin this week have been delayed due to one of the contractors pulling out at the last minute. We are currently consulting with the construction firm to hire another contractor, but we’ve been informed that this could take at least a week. All the equipment and supplies to be used for the work have already been placed in the lobby and must remain there for the time being. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but kindly bear with us for a while longer. In the interim, please use the back entrance. We will keep you posted on further developments.
Renovations to the second and third fl oors of our offices will begin as scheduled on January 20. On the second fl oor, two conference rooms (203 and 204) will be consolidated into one large conference room, and a nap corner will be installed toward the back of the employee lounge. Ten new cubicles will be installed on the third fl oor in the section that currently houses the supply room. The construction crew will use the north elevator during the renovation; we ask that you use only the south elevator until renovations are complete. Also, restrooms on the third floor will be inaccessible during the first week. Renovations are scheduled for completion on February 13.
It’s nice to finally have a copy machine that works. Our last two machines were rather quirky and had to be serviced all too often. We decided to change manufacturers and to go for top of the line. The CopyMax 2000 is a pleasure to use but don’t overdo it—remember we’re trying to save paper. Each of you will be issued control cards that are to be inserted in the small scanner on top of the copy machine each time you use it. Copies can be made only when the cards are inserted. All the data at the time copies are made, including the number of copies, date and time will be recorded and carefully managed in a database. You may pick up your control cards from Jason in Supplies any time after February 11.