comprehension check

Status
Not open for further replies.

blacknomi

Key Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
1. Even the prospect of negociating a salary increase brings sweaty palms to many able employees.
==>It means those capable employess who get their hopes up for a raise feel uneasy and nervous. Is that right?


2. If you receive confirmation that you are significant off market, then you can ask for more than 10 per cent as long as you can justify a strong performance.
==> I don't get it. It made me think that you are not so familiar with the market behavior that you get knocked out. But how can one have salary increase without having abundant maketing experience?


3.In an earlier era, personal relationship between supervisor and employees greased the wheels of salary negociations, and asking for a rasie was an expected ritual.
==>In the earlier time, establishing good relationship between supervisor and employees makes increasing salary easier. Employees inclinded to step into their supervisor's office and tried to get the ball rolling. Is that right?


Thank you very much in advance.



All the best,
sabrina
 

RonBee

Moderator
Joined
Feb 9, 2003
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
You are right. A person with sweaty palms is uneasy and nervous.

I do not know what off market means. That seems to be a term that applies especially to the business world. Perhaps this will help:

If you grease the wheels of something you make it smoother and easier.

A ritual is something that has a set pattern to it and, depending on the ritual, is connected to a particular activity.

:)
 

blacknomi

Key Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
RonBee said:
You are right. A person with sweaty palms is uneasy and nervous.

I do not know what off market means. That seems to be a term that applies especially to the business world. Perhaps this will help:

If you grease the wheels of something you make it smoother and easier.

A ritual is something that has a set pattern to it and, depending on the ritual, is connected to a particular activity.

:)

Thanks a million! Is my comprehension of #3 correct? I know the meaning of 'ritual', but i'm a bit lost in this case. Would you pls help more?
 

RonBee

Moderator
Joined
Feb 9, 2003
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
blacknomi said:
RonBee said:
You are right. A person with sweaty palms is uneasy and nervous.

I do not know what off market means. That seems to be a term that applies especially to the business world. Perhaps this will help:

If you grease the wheels of something you make it smoother and easier.

A ritual is something that has a set pattern to it and, depending on the ritual, is connected to a particular activity.

:)

Thanks a million! Is my comprehension of #3 correct? I know the meaning of 'ritual', but i'm a bit lost in this case. Would you pls help more?

Sorry. I was paying too much attention to the words in bold. I missed that part earlier. :(

Re:
  • In the earlier time, establishing good relationship between supervisor and employees makes increasing salary easier. Employees inclinded to step into their supervisor's office and tried to get the ball rolling. Is that right?

Having a personal relationship with somebody doesn't necessarily mean it is a good relationship, but that is, of course, what you would wish for. :)

Having a personal relationship with your supervisor means you can at least ask for a salary increase. Of course, that doesn't mean you will get it. :wink:

(Don't use "tried to" in "get the ball rolling". You either get the ball rolling or you don't.)

8)
 

MW

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
"sweaty palms" Chinese English students asked to produce oral English for the first or 50th time. Scared, fearful, nervous.


"off market" You have a unique talent or are not looking for a job elsewhere.


"grease the wheels" Often used to refer to a bribe. In China it is "guanxi."
 

blacknomi

Key Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
MW said:
"sweaty palms" Chinese English students asked to produce oral English for the first or 50th time. Scared, fearful, nervous.


"off market" You have a unique talent or are not looking for a job elsewhere.


"grease the wheels" Often used to refer to a bribe. In China it is "guanxi."


There are cases of sweaty head as well.

Thanks for your 'off market' one. I got it.
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
In British English, we say 'grease someone's palms'for bribes.;-)
 

MW

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
The squeeky wheel gets the greese.

The squeeky palm gets the greese? lol OIE
 

MW

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
"Greeser" fixer or in the 1950's a person who plastered his hair down with hair tonic and wore leather.
 

MW

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2004
Member Type
Student or Learner
Greesers for the '50s generation is a correct spelling.

Grease for the lubricant.
 

Francois

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2004
MW said:
Greesers for the '50s generation is a correct spelling.

Grease for the lubricant.
Yes, Travolta told me so. Sorry if it was a play on words in the other sentences ;)

FRC
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top