There’s one annoying jerk in every workplace, isn’t there! Lori and Michael talk about their experiences with annoying coworkers.
To wing it is an idiom that means to improvise, to do something without proper preparation or time to rehearse. People often talk about winging it when they have to do something difficult that they didn’t have time to prepare — like a make speech or give a presentation. They might say something like “Sorry if I seem a bit disorganized, I’m totally winging it.” You tell people that you’re winging it, that you’re improvising, so that they won’t expect too much from you, or so that they will be more forgiving if you make a mistake.
Lori explains WHY it’s so hard to proofread your own writing, what you can do to make it easier, and why it’s important to do your best to check your work for mistakes.
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Nobody likes paying for things they don’t want or like, like excess baggage fees, fixing broken items, etc. Lori gives you a collection of phrasal verbs that are used in that situation.
Lori explains the meaning of the phrasal verb “to ramp up”
Lori explains the meaning of the word “perk,” meaning advantage or benefit.