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Conversation 63
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Thanks for coming.
I brought you here to talk about the grand opening of our Sydney location in September.
We've completed most of the hiring, but we are still looking for a general manager.
Wow, that is an important role to fill.
The first person that comes to mind is Stef.
She has experience opening offices for us all over the world, and always does a great job.
She was the first person to come to my mind too.
Unfortunately, after setting up the office in Shanghai,
she mentioned that she wants to stay stateside,
as she recently became a grandmother.
Oh, I didn't know.
Who else were you thinking about?
Well, Donald Trisk's name has been thrown into the ring.
Hmm... He is a great worker,
but I don't know if he is the right candidate for this position.
He doesn't have any international experience.
True, but he has really excelled at headquarters,
and I think it could be a great opportunity to see him progress.
I agree, it is just such a big risk.
We have been wanting to open an office in Australia for nearly fifteen years.
Why don't we bring his managers in for a discussion?
Good idea.
Let's keep this conversation confidential,
as we don't want to get his hopes up if we decide it isn't the right time.
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