A : Our department’s performance is consistently the worst in the company. I’ve heard that the new general manager is thinking about dissolving the department.
B : Do you think we can request some extra time to try and make some improvements?
A : I think so. We’ll have to attain some goals within a limited timeframe.
A : 我們的業績一直是全公司中最差的。聽說新上任的總經理，正在考慮是否要裁撤我們這個部門。
B : 能不能再要求寬限一段時間，讓我們進行改善？
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