VIP Class Notes (Lily) [S]

Homework

Write about your time working in a Korean company.

Vocabulary

1.personal= my own
ex: This is my personal office, only I can use it.
ex: These are my personal items, please do not touch.

2. hygiene= cleanness
ex: Food hygiene is a serious problem in China
ex: Personal hygiene is extremely important for everyone.

Speaking


What were the challenges working with people of a different culture?

In my experience, I think the most different culture with our colleague is speaking private things with colleague. They like talking about their husbands, that they fight with husband. But in the office, general manager doesn’t like that. Most of them think over 30 still haven’t get married, they think it’s weird. They think you’re old enough. Some people they don’t think they are dirty, they never wash their hands. I saw many times. They sneeze in the office.
I try to avoid to talk about the topic, just talk about the gossip on the TV show. I was the administrative in the office, I have to keep the washroom clean. Sometimes I say that in the meeting, so the chief will tell them to do washing. Half of them are just graduated, around 22,23.

Revised

In my experience, I think the most challenging thing to work with colleagues from different cultures with our colleague is talking about personal matters. They like to talk about their husbands, and how they fight with their husband. But in the office, the general manager doesn’t like that. Most of them think that it’s weird if a woman is over 30 and still haven’t got married, they think it’s weird. They think you’re too old. Some people they don’t think they have personal hygiene problems, they never wash their hands after using the toilet. I‘ve seen it for many times. They also sneeze in the office.
I try to avoid talking about the topic, just talk about the gossips on the TV show. I am the administrative in the office, I have to keep the washroom clean. Sometimes I announce that in the meeting, so the chief will tell the subordinates to do washing. Half of them are just graduated from university, they are around 22,23.