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每日英語跟讀 Ep.777: About UK: 提高員工生產力的馬桶與0元水電工

每日英語跟讀 Ep.777: About UK: 提高員工生產力的馬桶與0元水電工

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每日跟讀#777: About UK: The toilet aims to increase employee productivity










 















A British company, StandardToilet, has developed a toilet that discourages long bathroom breaks. The company has filed a patent for a fixture designed to increase employee productivity by making it uncomfortable for anyone to dwell on the toilet seat.










 















一家英國公司「StandardToilet」開發出一款不讓人在廁所休息太久的馬桶。這家公司已經為這項發明註冊專利,它透過讓任何人都無法舒服地坐在馬桶上的設計,提升員工生產力。










 















According to StandardToilet, employees are spending an average of 10 minutes a day on the toilet. They estimate that their product will lead to a 25% reduction in time spent on the toilet, so employees can spend those extra two and a half minutes doing something way more productive. Like going to get coffee.










 















StandardToilet指出,員工每天平均耗費10分鐘在馬桶上。他們估計,他們的產品可以讓員工花在廁所的時間減少25%,讓員工們可以將騰出來的2分30秒時間,拿去做更有成效的事。例如喝杯咖啡。










 















Sloping forward at an angle of 13 degrees, StandardToilet’s product is designed to make it uncomfortable to spend longer than about five minutes on it without experiencing leg strain, Mahabir Gill, founder of StandardToilet said.










 















StandardToilet的馬桶產品向前傾斜13度,被設計成讓人無法舒服地、腿部不痠痛地坐在上面超過5分鐘,StandardToilet創辦人瑪哈比爾.吉爾說。










 















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A plumber fixed the boiler of a 91-year-old terminally ill woman. He billed her $0水電工修好91歲罹患絕症老婦的鍋爐,收費0元










 















"It’s totally free of charge." These are words you wouldn’t normally associate with a broken boiler.










 















「完全免費」這幾個字,通常不會跟一個壞掉的鍋爐扯上關係。










 















That was until a plumber in the British town of Burnley, gained internet stardom after a receipt from one of his jobs went viral.










 















直到英國班來鎮的一名水電工因為工作收據被瘋傳而成為網紅。










 















James Anderson, originally from Liverpool, is being lauded for his bill of £0 sent to a 91-year-old woman with leukaemia.










 















出生於利物浦的詹姆斯.安德森因為對一名91歲又罹患白血病的婦人開出一張0元英鎊的帳單而備受讚譽。










 















The bill, initially shared on Facebook by the woman’s daughter, Christine Rowlands, was accompanied by the message:’No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible.’










 















這張最初是由婦人的女兒克麗絲汀.羅蘭茲分享於臉書的帳單,還附上這樣一段話:「在任何情況下都不跟這位女士收費。我們24小時待命,以便協助與讓她儘可能過得舒適。」










 















Anderson insists that she will have "free plumbing for life."










 















安德森堅持,老婦享有「終身免費的水電服務」。










 















But this isn’t a first act of kindness for Anderson. Since turning his plumbing business into a community project for vulnerable people, he says he’s helped and assisted thousands of people.










 















這並非安德森的首次善舉。自從他把他的水電事業轉為服務弱勢者的社區計畫,他說,他已幫忙與協助數千人。










 















That’s 2,389 people since March 2017 to be precise, he told CNN.










 















他告訴美國有線電視新聞網,確切來說,自2017年3月起的人數是2389人。










 















Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1341908; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1344091


 












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每日英語跟讀 Ep.777: About UK: 提高員工生產力的馬桶與0元水電工

每日英語跟讀 Ep.777: About UK: 提高員工生產力的馬桶與0元水電工

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