embarrass, size up, stare, make up your mind, get to grips with something
Denholm: Hope this doesn't _______ you Jen, but I find the best thing to do with a new employee is to _______with a long hard _______.
Denholm: First day
Denholm: Don't be scared
Jen: Well, I'm not really scared
Denholm: You should be
Jen: Well, I am a little bit scared
Denholm: Well, don't be
Denholm: So, here you are
Jen: Yes, really looking forward to _______...
Denholm: I'm gonna put you in I.T. because you said on your CV you have a lot of experience with computers.
Jen: I did say that on my CV, yes. I have a lot of experience with the whole computer thing you know, emails, sending emails, receiving emails, deleting emails, I could go on.
Jen: The web. Using a mouse, mices, using mice. Clicking, double clicking. The computer screen, of course. The keyboard. The... bit that goes on the floor down there.
Denholm: The hard drive.
Denholm: Well, you certainly seem to know your stuff. That's settled. I've got a good feeling about you Jen and they need a new manager.
Jen: Fantastic, so the people I'll be working with, what are they like?
Denholm: Standard nerds!