22. Certainty and Uncertainty


A: I was thinking about applying for the new position.

B: Do you think that is a good idea?

A: It seems like a good idea but I am not really sure.

B: What are your main concerns?

A: It would give me a chance to grow, but I am wondering if I would like the job.

B: I know what you mean, I've thought about that myself.

A: I also am thinking about the pay.

B: Could you take a slight pay decrease for a chance to move forward?

A: Yes, it might be worth it. I am not certain.

B: I think I'm convinced that trying for this position is the best choice for you.


A: I am not certain, but I think I might ask to be considered for the new job.

B: Why are you considering trying for it?

A: I think that I might like it, but I am still thinking about it.

B: What is it about this job that appeals to you?

A: I think that I would enjoy the position but there isn't a lot of creativity involved.

B: Yes, you could be right. There is a lot to consider.

A: I am also wondering about the pay.

B: Would a slight decrease in pay be worth it for a new opportunity for growth?

A: I am thinking that might be the case.

B: I think you should give it a shot. What do you have to lose? You can always change yourmind.


A: I am considering going for the new job that was posted yesterday.

B: Are you certain that that is what you want to do.

A: It may not be the best choice for me, but I am considering it.

B: Why do you think that this would be a good move?

A: I believe that this job would allow me to move up but might be a little boring for me.

B: Yes, there are always pros and cons to making a career change.

A: Also, the matter of pay is also a consideration.

B: I think the slight pay decrease might be worth it. The benefits are much better.

A: Yes, sometimes giving up a little to move forward is the best choice.

B: I think you definitely should apply for the position.

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