在这组对话中，Derrick Stone 是一个很快就要开始工作的新员工。他来和员工关系主管Joe Farley签订劳动合同。
Joe: How are you, Mr. Stone? I'm Joe Farley.
Derrick: Pleased to meet you, Mr. Farley.
Joe: Please have a seat. I know our employment officer has already given you information ab0ut your employee contract, but I'd like to go over the main details again before signing. First, you'll be getting a monthly salary, with one month paid vacation after 1 year of service. No probation is involved.
Derrick: That's what I understand.
Joe: You'll be covered by our medical plan while on duty. Since you'll be in middle management, you're expected to be available up to 1.5 hours past normal working hours. Any approved overtime over that will be paid at time and a half, which you can take as salary or time off.
Derrick: I understand. .
Joe: A reasonable number of sick days will be covered by the company. Any extended illness will be covered by insurance. Have you read the other terms of the contract?
Derrick: Yes, I have.
Joe: Do you have any questions?
Derrick: Just one. I noticed an item ab0ut flex-time. Is that a possibility for me?