Angela's company is having hard times. They're looking for ways to save money.
Angela：You asked to see me, Ms. Williams?
Ms. Williams：Yes, I did. I'm short on time, so I have to be blunt.
Our third quarter earnings were disastrous. We need to cut costs by 30 percent, so …
Angela：I think I know what's coming. I'm being laid off,aren't I?
Ms. Williams：Not just you — one third of our work force.
You've been a dedicated member of our team. If there's anything I can do for you,
don't hesitate to ask.
Angela：I appreciate that. Excuse me, I better go clean out my desk.