Painful work situations you used to have and solved

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In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about:

  • painful work situations they have been in
  • how they overcame them
  • sinking or swimming

The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast):

  • hierarchy = a group organized by rank
  • "for better or for worse" = an expression used to say that something cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bad
  • a cheapskate = a person who is unwilling to spend money; a stingy person

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Christina:

Hey, everybody, Christina here with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you're all doing very well in this lovely month of May. I'm here today with Kristina, with a K. Kristina, how are you doing today?

Kristina:

I'm good. I'm good. How are you?

Christina:

Doing good. Doing good. Doing a lot better than I have been in the past, in the situations that we're going to talk about today. Painful work situations. Yeah, we're going to talk about situations that we've both experienced in our work that were not so easy, and then how we overcame those fears or uncomfortable feelings in those situations.

Kristina:

Sounds good.

Christina:

Great. The first question is, in your career what is something that you used to feel really uncomfortable about doing it, and now it's okay for you?

Kristina:

Yeah, when I was learning Spanish years ago. Living in Nicaragua was particularly hard because I couldn't avoid speaking Spanish. We had to speak Spanish everywhere. So I had to just get better with it. So, it's that you have no-

Christina:

Yeah. You sink or swim.

Kristina:

Right. There's no choice.
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