The Office - I need an assistant!(0004)

A: I told you before, we just don't have the resources to hire you an assistant.
B:  I understand that, but the fact is we're understaffed.
A:  The timing is just not right. The economy is bad, and it's too risky to take on new staff.
B:  Yeah, I guess you're right.... here's an idea, what if we hire an intern? She would take some of the weight off my shoulders.
A:  She?
B:  Yeah, you know, a recent graduate. She could give me a hand with some of these projects and we could keep our costs down.
A:  That sounds reasonable... let me see what I can do.
A:  Tony, I'd like to introduce you to your new assistant.
B:  OK, great! Let's meet her!
C:  Hi, I'm Adam.
B:  Oh... hi... I'm Tony...

Key Vocabulary

resourcescommon noun, pluralmoney
understaffedAdjectivenot enough people to do the job
the timing is just not rightphraseit is not a good time now
weight off my shouldersphraseremove pressure or stress
give me a handphrasehelp
that sounds reasonablephraseis OK

Supplementary Vocabulary

recruitprinciple verb, infinitivehire
overworkedAdjectiveworking too much
short staffedAdjectivenot enough people to do the job
cut costsphrasereduce spending
overstaffedAdjectivehaving too many employees