欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Gloria:Did you hear that Manuel is quitting?
He took a job with another company.
Sam:I'm not surprised.
He came up against the glass ceiling and he decided to jump ship.
Gloria:Really? I didn't know he was bucking for promotion.
Sam:He's been trying to become a manager for three years, but other people have been promoted over him or they've hired from outside the company.
Gloria:I didn't know that.
I was aware of the wage disparities within the company and the gender pay gap within each department, but this is news to me.
Sam:Haven't you noticed that people who take extended leave to have children or try for some type of work-life balance are passed over for plum assignments, raises, and promotions?
There are definite limits to advancement.
Gloria:I thought it was just favoritism on the part of the bosses.
Their friends got promoted and other people didn't.
Sam:That's certainly true, but that's only part of the story.
Gloria:Why are we still working for a company with such unfair policies?
Sam:Speak for yourself.
I'm giving notice today.