A: How time flies! It's pay day again!
B: Yes, it is! You're an engineer, aren't you?
A: Yes, I am。
B: So you must be earning decently, don't you?
A: Well, just average。
B: What's your salary then, may I ask?
A: Sure. My monthly pay is $2,500. What about yours?
B: I'm paid weekly, and it's around $700 per week。
A: That means you can get $2,800 a month. Right? That's quite a sum of money。
B: Yes, but my pay is on an hourly basis and it's not up to much。
A: Then you must be working overtime。
B: That's right. I work 24 hours' overtime a week. And the overtime pay is usually more than the regular pay。
A: So overtime has a bearing on how much you may make in a job. Don't you think so?
B: Definitely. And the degree of responsibility in a job also has a great deal to do with the salary。
A: Yes. And so are other factors such as experience and fringe benefits。
B: No doubt about that. But anyway I have to work hard to earn my money。
What makes you think we should give you a raise?