2012-1-16 10:16:04 版主
891 Because of the type of purchase, we can only ship by road.
892 If the customer requests a carrier other than truck, he must bear the additional charge.
893 The goods will be transhipped in Hong Kong.
894 There may be some quantity difference when loading the goods, but not more than 5%.
895 To make it easier for us to get the goods ready for shipment, we hope that partial shipment is allowed.
896 Delivery has to be put off due to the strike of the workers at the port.
897 We are sorry to delay the shipment because our manufacturer has met unexpected difficulties.
898 We assume that damage occurred while the consignment was in your care.
899 The consignment appears to have been roughly handled and left near a heater.
900 I’m afraid I have some rather bad news for you.
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The most important issues are not always given the most time in the general running of meetings. People are often unwilling to discuss important budgetary matters because they do not fully understand them, but everyone becomes an expert when it comes to discussing the color of the new curtains, or what type of coffee to buy! The discussion of such trivial matters as these, therefore, should be saved until the end of the meeting.
During the meeting it is essential to stick to the agenda so as to avoid the common problem of repetition. At the same time you ought to be sensitive to other people’s ideas and feelings. And never lose your temper. Be prepared to accept and complement a suggestion that is contrary to your own ideas if it is an improvement on them; such honesty and flexibility are signs of good leadership and earn respect.
Finally, remember that when a decision is made it is important to act on it and to homour all the commitments you have made in the meeting.