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Hello, there,

I was wondering if someone could have a look for me at this "book credit" in the conversation below. What is the "book credit" here? I can not figure it out. Is it a (book) credit card ? So we can use it to buy books in the library and pay later, like we use credit card to buy stuff in the store and then pay later ?

Thanks for your help.


Jack: Hey, Lorrie, are you doing anything on Wednesday afternoon?
Lorrie: I usually either go to the computer lab or go home after I get out of class. Why?
J: Well,we're having our annual book sale at the library, and we need extra cashiers.
L: When is the sale?
J: All day Wednesday, from ten until six. The busiest time will be from around noon to three. If you're free in the afternoon, why not volunteer to help us out? The library will give you ten dollars in book credit for every hour you work. You have to use the credit at this sale, but that will get you a lot of books. Most are priced around one or two dollars.
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Hi,
I was wondering if someone could have a look for me at this "book credit" in the conversation below. What is the "book credit" here? I can not figure it out. Is it a (book) credit card ? So we can use it to buy books in the library and pay later, like we use credit card to buy stuff in the store and then pay later ?

No. The idea is that, if you work for 3 hours, the library will give you $30 that you can use to buy books. The'credit' idea means they will not actually give you cash. They might give you a certificate that you can use when you spend the $30. But probably, they will put your name on a list or in their computer so that the cashier will just be able to look and see that you are entitled to $30.

Clive

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It means that instead of paying a salary of $10 / hour for doing the work, when you finish working they will give you a piece of paper with the amount ($10 X number of hours worked) written on it. You cannot take the paper to a bank and convert it to real money, you cannot use it in a store or anywhere else. You can use it only to buy books at the sale.
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Clive and AlpheccaStars, I get it now ! Thanks a lot !

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