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大学英语四六级晨读经典365:春日激情篇 39 Your Work is Recognized 你的工作是被认可的(mp3)

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39 Your Work is Recognized 你的工作是被认可的

It all began in Everett, Washington, where my pro-ject team was in the process of implementing1 one of our business systems. One morning, I was walking outside with one of my employees prior2 to going to the office. As we walked through the parking lot of the hotel, I found a penny and picked it up. Trying to have a little fun, I turned to this employee and said, “This is a discretionary3 award for your efforts.” He put the penny in his pocket and said, “Thank you.”
故事开始于华盛顿的埃弗雷特,当时我带着我的工作组正在那里实施一个项目。一天早上,当我和一名员工穿过旅馆的停车场向汽车走去的时候,我在地上发现1枚1美分的硬币,并把它拾了起来。我想和这个雇员开个玩笑,于是就把硬币递给他说:“这是对你工作努力的一个非正式的奖赏。”他把那枚硬币放进口袋里说:“谢谢。”

About six months later, I was again walking with the same employee, this time in Los Alamitos, California, when I again found a penny and gave it to him.
6个月后,我又和这位雇员一起行走,这一次是在加州的洛斯阿拉莫特斯,巧的是,我又在地上捡到了1枚硬币并把它奖给了他。

After our trip, I had an occasion to go into his office and there, taped on a piece of paper, were the two pennies. He said he was displaying them as his “recognition4” for a job well done.
后来,我有一次无意间走进他的办公室,那里这两枚硬币被郑重其事地粘在一张纸上,摆放在桌子上。他说他把它们当作他的工作“被认可”的标志。

Other employees noticed the pennies proud-ly displayed and began asking why they hadn’t received them also. So I started handing them out and explaining that they were for recognition, not for reward. One thing leads to another, and so many people wanted them that I designed a penny holder. On the front it has a place for a penny, and beside it the phrase, “Your work is recognized!” On the back, there’s room for 30 more pennies, and the phrase, “Your Achievements Count!”
其他员工注意到那两枚被骄傲地摆放在办公桌上的硬币,就开始问我为什么他们没有获得这样的奖励。于是,我就开始分发硬币。并且向他们解释这是他们的工作被认可的一种标志,不是奖励。很快,许多人都想成为我的一美分硬币的拥有者。在我的员工们的办公桌前面,都留有一个用来摆放1枚硬币的位置。并且旁边都写着这样一句话,“你的工作是被认可的!”在它的后面,还留有能够摆放30枚1美分硬币的位置和一句话,“你的成绩是令人瞩目的!”

One time, I spotted an em-ployee doing something right and wanted to recognize her, but I didn’t have a penny, so I gave her a quar-ter. Later that same day she stopped by and returned 24 cents.
有一次,我看见一位员工做了一件正确的事情,就想向她表示她的工作是得到认可的,但是当时我没有飞美分的硬币于是我就给了她1枚25美分的硬币。后来。她来到我的办公室月还给我24美分。

That’s how the “Prestigious5 Publishing Penny Award” was born. It’s become a significant source of recognition in our organization.
那就是有名的“1美分的奖励”的由来。在我们这个团体里,这已经成为一种工作被认可的重要标志。

英语词汇注释

discretionary adj. 随意的,自由裁量的
slot n. 槽
spot vt. 认出,发现
prestigious adj. 享有声望的
significant adj. 有意义的,重要的

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