Hello, Ms. Patterson? This is Bill from Workmate calling. I'm just wondering if you had a chance to look over the estimate I sent for your gala dinner project next month. As I said in my email, we can help you with production according to your needs, but we will only be able to give onsite management support services on a limited basis. Oh, yes. I reviewed your estimate. But it seems like the project blueprint you sent with the estimate is not quite what we had in mind. Did you get a copy of the specs for this project? Yes, I have several copies, but they're all different versions. The latest I have is version 12. Is that current? No. Later we decided to opt for the prior outline, version 7. Hold on, let me pull up your version 7 requirements. Oh yes, no wonder our estimate is a little different from what you had in mind. I see the version 7 also includes 6 additional hostesses and a cocktail self-serve bar that wasn't in the version 12. That will definitely add to your cost on this project. I understand there is additional cost associated with the hostesses and bar, but we've also eliminated four of the table and chair sets that were in version 12, so the cost should balance out a little. So, what you're saying is, you won't need the table and chair sets on the far wall, but you will require more onsite workers plus the alcoholic beverages to stock the minibar? It’s not going to balance out quite like you're thinking.
A：你好,帕特森女士吗?我是同事公司的比尔.我只想知道你是否有时间检查一下我发给你的下个月的节日宴计划…就像我在电子邮件中所说的,我们能按照你们的要求帮你们解决生产问题,可是我们只能在有限的基础上给你们提供现场的管理支持服务. B：哦,好的.我看过你们的评估.但是好像你给我发过来的项目计划与评估和我记得的不大一样.你还有这个项目的计划书吗? A：是的,我还有几份.但都是不同版本的…我所有的最新计划是第12版,这个能用吗? 不能用.后来我们决定选用以前的计划,第七版. B：别挂电话,我给你把第七版的要求调出来…哦,是的,难怪我们的评估与你记得的有些出入.我看到第七版中也包括另外六名礼仪小姐和鸡尾酒自助吧台,这是第12版计划中所没有的.那肯定会增加你们的项目费。 A：我明白礼仪小姐和吧台还要有额外的费用,但是我们还取消了第12版计划中的四套桌椅,所以费用应该差不多能相抵. B：那你是说隔壁的另一边就不需要摆桌椅了.可是你又要求更多的现场工作人员,还有小吧台上备用的酒水饮料,是这样吗?花费不会像你想的那样能相抵… onsite:现场的 limited:有限的 blueprint:计划 version:版本 latest:最新的 prior:较早的 hostess:礼仪小姐 cocktail:鸡尾酒 gala dinner:节日宴会 support services:支持服务 have a chance:有机会 have in mind:记住 opt for:选择 hold on:别挂电话 pull up:调出来 balance out:平衡,相抵