Oct 252012

A: I’m thinking of looking for a more stable job with a fixed salary.  My commissions have been almost non-existent lately.

B: Don’t do that. In your line of work the commissions are always low at this time of year. You’ve gotta look at the big picture and realize that you’re going to be rolling in it in a few months.

A:  My problem is that money burns a hole in my pocket when I have it.  Then when a downturn hits I’m eating instant noodles.

B:  Then it sounds like changing your spending habits would be a better solution than changing careers.

Phrases and Vocabulary used:

line of work – The type of work that you do.  An insurance salesman might say, “Appearance is very important in my line of work”.

look at the big picture – Looking at the big picture means to look at the entire situation.  Don’t just focus on one small part of the situation.
Don’t worry so much about not getting that job.  Look at the big picture.  You’re a young smart guy with a good education and some work experience.  I’m sure another opportunity will come along soon.

rolling in it – This expression means to have or get a lot of money.
He wasn’t making any money for years and now he’s rolling in it.

money burns a hole in my pocket – this means that as soon as you get money you want to spend all of it.

downturn – A downturn is when the economy starts to go poorly.
You should save some money so that you’ll have some in case of a downturn in the economy.

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