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.
Notice: a formal letter or statement saying that you will or must leave your job or house at the end of a particular period of time 辞职信;搬迁通知
He has handed in his notice. 他递交了辞呈.
They gave her two weeks'notice. 他们通知她两周后搬走.
Think over: 仔细考虑
I'll think over your suggestion again. 我将再次仔细考虑你的建议.
Expertise: expert knowledge or skill in a particular subject, activity or job 专门知识;专门技能;专长
professional/scientific/technical expertise 专业／科学／技术知识
They have considerable expertise in dealing with oil spills. 他们在解决溢油问题方面非常在行.
We have the expertise to help you run your business. 我们有帮助你经营自己业务的专门知识.