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testing one's abilities
dull, tedious, lacking in variety and interest
providing satisfaction; gratifying
requiring too much skill or effort
too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous
an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.
a position of paid employment; a job.
a paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification.
a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis, made by an employer to an employee, especially to a manual or unskilled worker.
a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly or biweekly basis but often expressed as an annual sum, made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white-collar worker.
an amount of money added to wages on a seasonal basis, especially as a reward for good performance.
money, goods, or other benefits to which one is entitled as an employee or as a shareholder of a company.
all the people employed by a particular organization.
the teachers in a school or college.
a person or organization that employs people.
a person employed for wages or salary, especially at nonexecutive level.
an ability that has been acquired by training
the action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior.
certificates, diplomas, degrees...that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity.
a fixed period of time for an activity, such as work
a plan of times at which events are scheduled to take place
be in charge of
have the responsibility of
have relations with (a person or organization), especially in a commercial context
be responsible for
have an obligation to do something, or having control over or care for someone, as part of one's job or role
be off work
be temporarily absent from work
be on maternity/paternity/sick leave
have permission to be absent from work to have or care for a baby/because of sickness.
Missing work because someone in your family is ill or sick
good possibilities for future promotion
get a promotion
be given a higher post in a company
get a rise
be paid more than before
be out of work
not have a job
a temporary job/ a fixed-term job
a job you have for a few months
a permanent job
a job you have for an indefinite period of time
a job where you work for only a few hours a day
a full-time job
a job where you work the full number of hours defined by your employer
lose your job because you did something wrong
be made redundant
lose your job because your company doesn't have work available for you
be laid off
Similar to be made redundant but be laid off can be temporary whereas the other cannot.
work contracts for a short space of time, usually just a few months
work contracts for a long space of time.
work-life balance (achieve a good work-life balance)
the relative amount of time people spend a work and the time they spend on other aspects of their lives
the physical conditions existing where you work, e.g. behaviour of colleagues and superiors, level of comfort, noise, etc.
a competitive salary
a salary which is good compared to those offered by similar companies
split shift (to work a split shift)
a work shift made up of two or more separate periods of duty in a day
a nine to five job
a job in which you start at nine and you stop at five with a little pause for lunch
payroll (to be on the payroll)
1. a list of employees, specifying the salary or wage of each
2. the total of these amounts or the actual money equivalent
to work by the hour
a job in which he amount of money that you receive depends on the number of hours you work.
to work the night shift
Work at nights.
to work shifts/to do shiftwork
Change your work timetable: one week you work mornings, the next one you work evenings, nights and the like.
a person who learns a job or skill by working for a fixed period of time for someone who is very good at that job or skill.
an employee in training
a student or recent graduate who works for a period of time at a job in order to get experience. Sometimes unpaid.
Flexitime (to work flexitime)
a system in which employees are required to work a certain number of hours but are allowed to choose their own times for starting and finishing work.
To be on the dole
money that a government gives to people who do not have jobs or who are very poor.
a wage cut
when you see your salary reduced.
paper detailing wage payment
to give somebody notice
to communicate someone that he/she will be dismissed
to hand in one's notice
to communicate your employer that you wish to quit your job, to resign from your job
a dead-end job
a job with no promotional opportunities
to be stuck behind a desk
to be unhappy in an office job
to meet a deadline
to finish a job by an agreed time
to be a good team player
somebody who can work well with other people
a heavy workload
to have a lot of work to do
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