Workers in Australia, have a new hotline they can call when they feel stressed and overworked. The new counselling service, called Talk2Me, will charge its users $2,97 per minute to talk to a counsellor who promises to “just listen” to their work complaints. Of course, the service offers more than just a friendly ear: the counsellors have special skills. It’s not the same as just talking to a friend. For one thing, they do not interrupt with their own tales. Just make sure you don’t talk for too long, otherwise you could end up more stressed when you get the bill. Would you use this service?
Read by Tina (Australian accent).
Study the wordsHotline- telephone service Stressed- under stress Overworked- working too much Launched- started Charge- ask for payment Complaints- problems, criticisms End up- become (in the end) Bill- invoice Friendly ear- a kind person to listen to you Skills- abilities Tales- stories
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Do the takeaway test: Stressed Workers pay to talk