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|Len||Hey, do you know if Alicia got the job?|
|Erum||I don’t know, but I think it’s a dead heat between her and Alex.|
|Len||I think Alicia may get it. It’s amazing how much work she’s done around here lately.|
|Erum||I know. I think something has really lit a fire under her!|
|Len||Not to mention that Alex was really in hot water after those 3 unexplained absences from work.|
|Erum||I’m not sure, but I think he was feeling a little stressed out because of all the changes taking place around the office.|
|Len||I know, but as the saying goes – If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!|
|Erum||That wasn’t very nice!|
|Len||I know, I just mean that the new position will present its own stress. He’ll have to get used to it if he gets the job!|
|Erum||Good point, Len.|
|Len||We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.|
|Erum||That’s all we can do.|
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