Girl i've met who doesn't speak english

United States
December 16, 2006 2:32pm CST
I met this girl at work; she's new and doing data entry so she is just copying stuff from paper onto the computer. Unfortantly she is from the Ukraine and doesn't speak a word of English. I've tried attempting to make her feel welcome around the office; yet it's hard because she doesn't understand me. What would I be able to do to brighten up her day at work and try to make her feel welcomed with that launguage boundary in the way? thank you in advance
1 response
@linepau1 (188)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
Talk to your boss and ask what sorts of things would brighten her day around christmas? Her christmas isn't until next month I believe so you could wait until then or do something now. Give her an extra special card and a few chocolates maybe? Write a message, and then get your boss to translate it under your message for her.
• United States
17 Dec 06
that is actually a great idea!!! Or speak to my boss and find out what language she speaks and reads.. Maybe do a bit of googling and write her a note in english and her launguage to help break the barrier. :)