暑期工的離職信 (2003年9月)

既然說起離職時的道別信,不如就讓我多貼一篇,是三年前打暑期工的時候寫的。
 
那個時候學校放暑期,我從新潟縣(農業發達的縣)跑到東京,替一家只有六個人的小型公司選購並安裝會計系統,還要輸入舊資料、辦培訓,兩個月很快就過去,雖然開始時老板突然冒腸炎住了三個星期醫院,以致延後了案子開始的日期,但最終還是順利完成任務,而且他們都十分滿意我的表現。
 
Dear all,
 
Sitting comfortably in a SHINKANSEN1 heading to URASA2, I am once again surrounded by countless rice fields.  They are a lot greener now than 2 months ago3.
 
I still remember vividly4 how I felt when I first joined <company>.  As you may know, my major was Computer Science and I was an auditor before.  Implementing an accounting system should not be difficult.  Nevertheless, it was my first time to design and to set up an accounting system from scratch5.  Not to mention the fact that I was always on my own.  My confidence was always accompanied by anxiety6 in the first month.
 
The internship with <company> has finally come to an end, and I’m happy that I’ve accomplished most projects I was assigned. Seeing changes happening is indeed encouraging and rewarding. I have to say thank-you to all of you for your patience and cooperation, without which I could not possibly finish the projects in time7.  お世話になっておりまして、心からありがとうございました8
 
Soon the rice fields will yield harvest, and you will see the farmers’ smiling faces9.
 
Carson
 
註釋:
  1. 新幹線列車,在日本國內說SHINKANSEN沒有問題;在日本以外,說bullet train比較容易讓人理解。另外,一個簡單的形容詞/副詞往往就可以增強氣氛,這裡的comfortably就是一例,「舒適地坐」跟外面的田野的風景很配合。
  2. URASA浦佐,就是我學校的那一站。
  3. 這裡提起兩個月前的景色,是下段講到案子開始時的狀況的伏筆。
  4. 顏色鮮艷,在這裡可以理解成歷歷在目。
  5. 由零開始、從頭開始的意思,不要說from zero。
  6. 信心總陪著擔憂,是擬人法。如果光說 I was confident and anxious 就有點平平無奇。
  7. 感謝同事們的幫忙和支持,without which這個句法是常用的,不過學校就很少教到。
  8. 承蒙大家的關照,由衷地感謝大家。
  9. 這句起前後呼應的作用。米田寓意案子,農夫代表我。讀到這一句就明白為什麼在第一段說米田比兩個月前綠了很多。

 


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