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He’s a rookie:
When Steve Mitchel arrives in Arabia, he meets with Williams, the field manager, to hear his version of what happened. What caused the problem between the Five Star Oil Company and the Sheik? Williams’ story is the same as what Mitchel already heard when he was given this assignment. There is a discrepancy (差異) in their records — The oil company’s records and the Sheik’s records differ on how much oil the company had pumped out one day. Mitchel learns a few more details. For one thing, the checker on the pipeline is new to the job. We often call a new employee a “rookie”. So perhaps this was just a rookie mistake, a mistake made due to inexperience. Even so, Mitchel wants to carry out a thorough investigation.
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What do you think of Williams, the field manager? And how about Haroon? Are they trustworthy? Can you identify what it is that is making you feel that way about either of them? Leave a comment below.