R: do you have s second?
A: sure. What do you want?
R: I want to tell you I've put in my notice.
A: really? Why?
R: I've been thinking about this for several months, well before the Spring Festival holidays.
A: and the holidays provided you a chance to think over all this and make a decision?
R: yeah, after reeciving my yearly bouns, I want to search out better opportunities in the spring job market. I've been working in the company for nearly a year and a half and I still haven't received a pay rise. It's unfair.
A: absolutely. With your expertise and experience, you're clearly working below your pay grade.
R: that's exactly why I decided to quit the job and find a new one.
A: this way, you'll earn more at the new work place.
R: that's right. I am not the only one who has done this. Job hopping is quite common in the IT industry.
A: that is to say, most IT professionals can get a pay rise more easily by changing a job than waiting for a rise. I'm wondering why IT companies are always willing to pay more to new employees instead of giving an attractive pay rise to retain the old ones.
R: how was your job at the state-owned enterprise?
A: oh, I no longer work there. I'm working with a multi-national corporation.
R: you changed jobs again? Why do you move so frequently?
A: I want to try different things before I find the one I really like.
R: why don't you stick with one job for a bit longer?
A: I could handle everything pretty well in the old position, so I decided to move around and learn something new.
R: how's your current job going?
A: I'm pretty satisfied with it. I can broaden my experience, learn lots of new things, and have more development opportunities.
R: sounds good,but I still think perhaps you should first have a clear career path to follow and then decide whether to change your job or not.
A: yes, you're right. When I graduated, I didn't know what I really wanted to do or what I could do. Now things are growing much clearer.
R: do you have a definite career path yet?
A: I'm not sure. I just like the job I'm doing now.