LL: Hey, Li Hua, did you hear about Kelsey? She just got a cushy new job.
LH: A "cushy" job? 我知道Kelsey最近找到了新工作，但什么是cushy job？那是不是她找到了很理想的工作？
LL: Oh, yeah. A "cushy" job a cushy job is one that isn't hard to do and has lots of benefits. A cushy job is soft and has a lot of padding like a cushion.
LH: 我懂了，cushy就是从cushion软垫子这个词来的。所以cushy job就是很舒服的工作，就是钱多事少的好差事。Larry，快告诉我，Kelsey的工作到底是什么性质，为什么能够这么cushy？
LL: Well, she'll be working as an interpreter for a local businessman who does a lot of work with Chinese companies. Her salary is very high, she'll get to travel regularly to China, and her other benefits are good, too.
LH: 哇，帮美国商人做翻译，不但薪水高，还有机会到中国出差。真好！Kelsey的中文很好，个性又活泼，我想这个工作对她来说应该不难。 真是一个cushy job!
LL: Doesn't it make you want to find a new job, Li Hua? Being a teaching assistant isn't the cushiest job.
LH: 就是啊，当助教一点也不舒服，每星期我得花很多时间备课，和学生面谈，上课，批改作业，但是助教的薪水却少的可怜。It isn't a cushy job at all.
LL: But you know, the teaching assistant job gives you valuable experience, and maybe some day you will have a cushy job as a Chinese professor at a major university.
LH: 我也希望如此啊。希望我这个助教工作能为我将来能到名牌大学当教授打下基础，那可就是个cushy job了。Larry，那你呢？你希不希望你的暑期工作也是个舒服的好工作呢？
LL: Well, it isn't hard to do, but I am hardly being paid anything, so I don't think you can call it a cushy job.
LH: 工作虽不难做，可是工资微薄。那没什么意思。 那你想找个新工作吗？ 你可以去问问Kelsey 她是怎么找到的，没准那公司还要人呢！
LL: Yeah, I am going to talk to Kelsey. Maybe she has some good advice for me.
LL: Well, Li Hua, I talked more to Kelsey about her new job, and now I am a little concerned that it isn't legit.
LL: Legit. It's short for legitimate. I am afraid Kelsey's new job may not be legitimate.
LL: Kelsey told me she hasn't actually started her job yet, and she had her interview in a coffee shop.
LL: But, I tried to look up the company name in the phone book and couldn't find it. If a company is legit, it should have a listing in the phone book.
LL: I am pretty sure that I got it right. The more I think about the job it seems too good to be true.
LL: I guess you're right. Maybe it is my concerns that aren't legit.
LL: Well, that's true. I should stop worrying about Kelsey.
LL: Now, that is a business we KNOW is legit!