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From the Ted Talk "Nadjia Yousif: Why you should treat the tech you use at work like a colleague"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, imagine a company hires a new elpyeome, best in the business, who's on a multimillion-dollar contract. Now nigaemi that whenever this employee went to go meet with her team members, the appointments were ignored or dismissed, and in the meetings that did happen, she was yelled at or kicked out after a few minutes. So after a while, she just went quietly back to her desk, sat there with none of her skills being put to use, of course, being ignored by most people, and of course, still getting paid millions of dollars. This thostho employee who can't seem to ctcha a break is that company's lotohgnecy.

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So, imagine a company hires a new ________, best in the business, who's on a multimillion-dollar contract. Now _______ that whenever this employee went to go meet with her team members, the appointments were ignored or dismissed, and in the meetings that did happen, she was yelled at or kicked out after a few minutes. So after a while, she just went quietly back to her desk, sat there with none of her skills being put to use, of course, being ignored by most people, and of course, still getting paid millions of dollars. This _______ employee who can't seem to _____ a break is that company's __________.

Solution

  1. catch
  2. employee
  3. technology
  4. hotshot
  5. imagine

Original Text

So, imagine a company hires a new employee, best in the business, who's on a multimillion-dollar contract. Now imagine that whenever this employee went to go meet with her team members, the appointments were ignored or dismissed, and in the meetings that did happen, she was yelled at or kicked out after a few minutes. So after a while, she just went quietly back to her desk, sat there with none of her skills being put to use, of course, being ignored by most people, and of course, still getting paid millions of dollars. This hotshot employee who can't seem to catch a break is that company's technology.

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collocation frequency
team members 5
operations director 3
hotshot employee 3
finance director 3
accounting platform 3

Important Words

  1. appointments
  2. break
  3. business
  4. catch
  5. company
  6. contract
  7. desk
  8. dismissed
  9. dollars
  10. employee
  11. happen
  12. hires
  13. hotshot
  14. imagine
  15. kicked
  16. meet
  17. meetings
  18. members
  19. millions
  20. minutes
  21. paid
  22. people
  23. put
  24. quietly
  25. sat
  26. skills
  27. team
  28. technology
  29. yelled