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    it pays to be, department

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about 2 phrases in the following passage I'm not entirely sure of:

    This month it pays to be flexible and adaptable. You find things at work may be changing, such as a change of routine, a new employee changing the balance of human relations in the office, or a change of job scope or department.

    Does 'it pays to be' mean 'one should be'?

    Does the word "department" imply "transfer to another department"?


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    Re: it pays to be, department

    "It pays to be" means you will benefit from this.

    I agree that the change of department means a transfer to another department.

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