A: How time flies! It's pay day again!
B: Yes, it is! You're an engineer, aren't you?
A: Yes, I am.
B: So you must be earning decently, don't you?
A: Well, just average.
B: What's your salary then, may I ask?
A: Sure. My monthly pay is $2,500. What about yours?
B: I'm paid weekly, and it's around $700 per week.
A: That means you can get $2,800 a month. Right? That's quite a sum of money.
B: Yes, but my pay is on an hourly basis and it's not up to much.
A: Then you must be working overtime.
B: That's right. I work 24 hours' overtime a week. And the overtime pay is usually more than the regular pay.
A: So overtime has a bearing on how much you may make in a job. Don't you think so?
B: Definitely. And the degree of responsibility in a job also has a great deal to do with the salary.
A: Yes. And so are other factors such as experience and fringe benefits.
B: No doubt about that. But anyway I have to work hard to earn my money.
What makes you think we should give you a raise?
I hope you will seriously consider a pay increase.
Your monthly gross salary will increase by 300 yuan.
Good salesman will naturally earn more.
I will give you a one-time bonus for your recent hard work.