Should e.g Katherine: "He (Henry) should be here." Katherine: "Henry you should call if you're not going to be on time."
have to e.g Katherine: "He knows I have to pick up my children from school every afternoon" Rosa: I have to leave too!" Mr. Brashov: "Why don't you both go do what you have to do?" Henry: "But I had to wait in line"
What is "late" in your country? How late can you be before people get annoyed? What is a good excuse for being late and what isn't?
Mr. Brashov is using a calculator to add up all his restaurant's expenses. Is there a more efficient way to do this? What do you suggest? How do you organize your budget? How do you keep your paperwork and bills organized?
Mr. Brashov is trying to do everything by himself but Jess suggests he get an assistant. Are you someone who likes to work alone or with a team? Is it difficult for you to ask for help or do you welcome others' feedback?
Emery helps Mr. Brashov by organizing the bills into categories and creating a payment schedule. What tools do you use? Do you use Excel? Online banking? Mint? He breaks a big task into small tasks so it is more manageable. How do you deal with big tasks?
In the episode, Jamal buys supplies from a hardware store because it's 10 cents cheaper (and not from their friends they usually buy from). When does the need to be efficient go too far? How can you find a balance between saving time and money with enjoying life and relaxing? Efficiency is an important US cultural value. What other values might be in conflict with valuing efficiency? Emery interrupts Mr. Brashov as he is talking to his customers because "time is money". When is this useful and when does it become a problem?
Rosa still feels bad about the class activity. Her teacher says, "What's more important is that you learn from the experience." Have you had any bad or difficult experiences, perhaps a failure or family problem, but these experiences helped to you grow as a person?
Have you ever been a manager, supervisor, or in charge of something? What do you think your management style is? Parenting can be like management in that there are many styles and it can be very difficult! How would you describe your parenting style?
Have you ever had a boss with a management style you didn't like or that you think didn't work? What was the management style? Why didn't you like it? What made it ineffective in your opinion?
If you were opening a business, what tools would you use to stay organized. Write a top 5 list of organizational tools.
Find your country and read its cultural profile. Write a summary in your own words. How is your culture the same as or different from US culture?
Think about a difficult or unpleasant experience. What did you learn? Describe your experience and what you learned from it.