Chris is in charge of purchasing and maintaining equipment in his division at Texalon company。
He’s soon going to have an evaluation interview with his supervisor and the personnel director to discuss the work he has done in the past year. Salary, promotion and plans for the coming year will also be discussed at the meeting. Chris has made several changes for his division in the past year. First, he bought new equipment for one of the departments. He has been particularly happy with the new equipment because many of the employees have told him how much it has helped them. Along with improving the new equipment, Chris began a new program to train employees to use equipment better and do simple maintenance themselves. The training saves time for the employees and money for the company. Unfortunately, one serious problem develops during the year. Two employees that Chris hired were stealing and he had to fire them. Chris knows that a new job for a purchasing and maintenance manager for the whole company will be open in a few months. He would like to be promoted to the job. Chris knows, however, someone else wants the new job too. Kim is in charge of purchasing and maintenance in another division of the company。
She has also made several changes over the year. Chris knows that his boss likes her work. He expects that his work would be compared with hers.
Question 29: what is Chris’s main responsibility at Texalon company?
Question 30: what problem did Chris encounter in his division?
Question 31: what does Chris hope for in the near future?
Question 32: what do we learn about Kim from the passage?