■メモ MEMO
■皆さん、こんにちは。Hello everyone,
I was pleased to see you all at the general meeting this morning, including our newest employee, Dana Redmond.

I've been talking to her through e-mail, but it's nice to finally put a face to the name.

This is just a short message to run through some of the things we discussed at the meeting, and to remind you of one or two important points.

First up, as you can see, this quarter is going to be jam-packed with changes.

The development staff have hit the ground running with our next product.

To make sure that everyone understands the way it works, the team has put together a file explaining the details.

Everyone should download this as soon as possible.

We have to make sure that we are all on the same page, as this project gets closer to a release date.

Second, Harold has explained that the very fast development means that management has moved things forward.

This means we will need people working extra hours.

This announcement didn't go down well at the meeting.

But before anyone gets up in arms, my rough figures show that the extra hours we need won't be that many.

If you have your hands full, it should be fine.

I know there are plenty of people who want a few extra hours, so if you don't want to do the extra work, you probably will not have to.

And one more issue to get out of the way: please remember, if you are walking through the factory area, you must wear a hard hat.

This rule has not changed, but a few people are testing its limits by carrying their hats.

This kind of things has to end.

It is an accident waiting to happen, and right now, we cannot afford to have any accidents.

It might seem silly if you are only visiting for a minute or two, but that is the rule.

From now on, if you are not wearing your hard hat --- on your head --- you will be stopped by security and asked to put it on.

There's no doubt about it, we are working on our best product yet.

And we need everyone working together at this stage of the process to take advantage of the opportunity.

If you have any questions about these issues, you can talk to your manager, or even stop by my office.

Good work, everyone.

a. 会議のすぐ後 b. 会議の直前 c. 歓迎会の前
When was this memo written?
a. Shortly after a meeting
b. Just before a meeting
c. Before a welcome party

a. 残業時間のスケジュール b. 次の新製品を説明するファイル c. 前四半期の利益の報告書
What is everyone asked to download?
a. A schedule for overtime hours
b. A file explaining the next new product
c. A report of the last quarter's profits

a. 従業員に正しい安全装置を身に着けるよう要請するため b. 従業員に残業を頼むため c. 従業員に新しい規則を知らせるため
Why might security stop someone in the factory?
a. To ask an employee to wear proper safety equipment
b. To ask an employee to work overtime
c. To inform an employee about the new rules