A : Hi, is Steve there?
B : He doesn’t work here anymore. Was there anything in particular?
A : He left? I had no idea. I was going to discuss next year’s marketing plan with him.
B : John took over his duties. Hang on, I’ll connect you.
A : 您好，請問Steve在嗎？
B : Steve離職了耶！請問您找他有什麼事嗎？
A : 他離職了！我完全沒聽說，本想找他談一下明年度的行銷計劃。
B : 他的業務已交由John來處理，請稍候一下，我幫您轉接。
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