Hi, everyone Could you please tell me which words/expressions you would use for each of the following situations? 1) Let’s say you and your husband/wife work from home, selling stuff (books or beauty products or anything) and you got a customer coming over (or should I say “coming ALONG/IN/OUT”? which preposition?), but you will have to run out to take care of something that just came up, and you need your husband/wife to take care of that customer for you. What words/expressions could you use to ask your husband/wife for that? “Would you mind ..... (taking care of/greeting/welcoming) this customer for me?” 2) What if you work at a beauty salon, or a bank, or anything and, as in the example above, something came up and you have to head out to deal with it, how could you ask your co-worker to help you take care of a customer?” (any expressions other than “cover for me” haha) “Would you mind .... this customer for me?” Thank you very much!!
Mar 4, 2021 10:52 PM
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1. The customer is coming OVER to the house. 1.1 I have to run to the store. Can you handle this client for me? / Can you take care of this client for me? 2. (Same answer) Buena suerte!
Mar 4, 2021 11:21 PM
1 You could say "the customer has an appointment" or "I have an appointment with a customer" rather than coming over. "Something came up suddenly; could you assist the customer when he/she/they arrive?" A lot might depend on why you're expecting to be done while you are out. 2. "fill in for me" is an other phrase you might use if it's a short interruption in your work day. If you need to leave for the day or miss the shift then maybe say "take my shift/duties for me"
Mar 5, 2021 1:45 AM
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