I'm ringing about the job I understand you have vacant.
MAN:I'd like to find out a few more details, if I may.
WOMAN:Yes, of course.
Can I take your name?
MAN:It's Peter Chin.
Well, if you want to ask about the job and then if we're both still interested, we could arrange for you to come for an interview.
I'm afraid I missed the advert for the job but heard about it from a friend.
WOMAN:That's no problem at all.
What would you like to know?
MAN:Well, urn, what sort of work is it - washing up?
WOMAN:It's answering the phone.
MAN:Oh right, fine.
WOMAN:And not waiting at table.
MAN:That'd be good.
And how many nights a week would it be?
WOMAN:Well, we're really only busy at the weekend.
MAN:So two nights?
WOMAN:Three actually, so it would work out at twelve hours a week.
MAN:That'd be fine.
It wouldn't interfere with my studies.
WOMAN:Are you at the university?
First year Physics student.
MAN:Urn, and because I'm not an EU national would I need a work permit?
WOMAN:Yes you would.
Just get your tutor to sign it.
MAN:That wouldn't be a problem, if I were to get the job.
Urn, where exactly is the restaurant?
WOMAN:Well, we have two branches - the one we're recruiting for is in Hillsdunne Road.
MAN:I don’t know that.
How do you spell it please?
WOMAN:It's H-I-double L-S-D-U-double N-E Road.
Is it near a bus stop?
The nearest one would probably be just beside the Library.
I know it.
That'd be fine for me.
And could I ask about the pay?
WOMAN:We're offering £4.45 an hour.
MAN:That's very good.
My last job was £3.95 an hour.
WOMAN:We feel it's pretty good and we also offer some good fringe benefits.
WOMAN:Well, we give you a free dinner, so you eat well.
MAN:Right, better than hostel food!
WOMAN:We certainly hope so!
And we also offer extra pay for working on national holidays.
MAN:Oh, that's a really good perk, isn't it?
WOMAN:Yes, we think so.
And then because of the difficulties of getting public transport, if you're working after 11 o'clock we drive you home.
MAN:Oh, that's good to know.
WOMAN:Well, we'd certainly be interested in inviting you for an interview, if you're still interested?
MAN:Oh yes, certainly.
Could I just also ask what qualities you're looking for?
WOMAN:Well, for this particular job we want a clear voice, which you obviously do have!
WOMAN:And you must be able to think quickly, you know.
I hope I’d ...
WOMAN:So, when could you come in for an interview?
We're actually quite quiet tonight?
I couldn't come tonight.
Or tomorrow, I’m afraid Thursday's okay –that’d be 22nd of October.
WOMAN:Fine, after 5 p.m.?
Would 6 o'clock be okay?
And could you bring along the names of two referees?
MAN:Yes, that's fine, no problem.
I look forward to seeing you.
MAN:Oh, by the way, who should I ask for?
WOMAN:Oh yes, of course, sorry.
My name is Samira Manuja.
MAN:Can you spell that, please?
I've got that.
Thanks very much.
WOMAN:Look forward to seeing you later on then ...