Betty: Hi, you must be Doug. Welcome to Smith & Johnson Security. ①We're glad to have you on board.
Doug: Thanks, Betty. Are you here to give me the lay of the land?
Betty: ②You bet. And how did you know my name?
Doug: ③Audrey kind of spilled the beans about my orientation today. She told me that it would be you.
Betty: Haha, okay, you had me worried for a second. Mind reading isn't high on our list of acceptable behaviours.
Doug: No worries, I'm definitely not practiced in that art. However, I would be interested in knowing exactly what is acceptable behaviour in the department.
Betty: Audrey didn't go over office 1)etiquette with you?
Doug: She mentioned some basic things like showing up on time and not wearing jeans, but I just want to make sure I've got everything straight.
Betty: Okay, well ④let's start from scratch. Obviously, coming to work on time is important, but it's not a matter of life and death. If you're going to be late, just show us the 2)courtesy of calling ahead.
Doug: Sure, that doesn't sound like it would be a problem.
Betty: And Audrey was right, jeans are against the company dress code. We expect to see you in a shirt and tie most days. Although the first Monday of the month is casual day, ⑤so you can cut loose then.
Doug: Gotcha. Am I allowed to use the computer for personal emails?
Betty: Of course…just not on company time. If you're working, try to stick to business calls and emails. But like I said, we're not slave drivers—if something important comes up, just let us know and we'll give you the time to deal with it.
Doug: Wow, that's really nice of you. This company seems really down to earth.
Betty: We like to see our people as people, instead of just “workers”.
Doug: I think I'm really going to enjoy being a “worker” here.