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Work

IELTS

TermDefinition
do a job-share to share one position with smb
temporary work gob you have for a short time, usually for summer, to get money for smth else
perk(s) a positive advantage your job provides
to be my own boss to have your own business, to be self employed
nine-to-five job when you work 8 hrs in a row
to be stuck behind a desk to sit at the desk at work
Employee Someone who is paid to work for someone else.
Employer A person or organization that employs people.
Employment When someone is paid to work for a company or organization.
Unemployment not working
Commute (to) To make the same journey regularly between work and home
Occupation Formal way to say 'job'.
Career Working life or a particular job during one's working life that gets better in terms of salary and position.
Profession Any type of work which needs special training or a particular skill, often one which is respected because it involves a high level of education.
Salary / Wages Money paid each month to an employee for their work.
Public Sector Businesses and industries that are owned or controlled by the government.
Private Sector Businesses and industries that are privately owned.
Retire To stop working because of old age or ill health.
Flexitime (to work flexitime) Working a fixed number of hours but having flexibility with start and finish times.
Resign / Quit To leave a job.
Fire / Sack /Dismiss To remove someone from their job, especially because they have done something wrong
Vacancy A job position that is not filled and so is available.
to do/ work overtime Working more than your contracted hours.
Shift The time worked in a job that is not normal hours.
workplace
working environment everything around you at work
work-life balance the balance between work and famiy and friends
lay off To remove someone from their job,because of the downsizing, to make smb redundant
to work from home home-working, telecommute
to work shifts
unsociable hours to work within the time when people normally sleep or spend time with their family
adverse working conditions bad working conditions
to receive a "pink slip" to be notified about being fired
workaholic person working too much
outsource to give the job to another company
sick building syndrome a building that has conditions that can create health problems
job security to have a job for as much time as an employee would be willing to work
repetitive strain injury to injure yourself because of repetitive activity that is not ergonomically functional
comission an extra amount of money that you have to pay to a bank or other organization when they provide a service for you
a regular job a permanent job
to run a firm to manage your own company
to do smth for a living to earn money at work
apprentice/ trainee someone who works for a particular person or company, usually for low pay, in order to learn the type of work that they do
apprenticeship, to be on apprenticeship someone’s early experiences in a particular type of work or activity
skilled worker is any worker who has special skill, training, knowledge, and (usually acquired) ability in their work. A skilled worker may have attended a college, university or technical school. Or, a skilled worker may have learned their skills on the job.
period of notice the time period between the receipt of the letter of dismissal and the end of the last working day.
to be unemployed to be out of work, to be on the dole
to give somebody notice to tell someone that they must leave their job
to hand in one's notice to resign, to quit
pay slip a ​piece of ​paper given to someone who is ​employed to show how much ​money they have ​earned and how much ​tax has been taken off
to get a rise to get a raise
wage demand,wage claim the wage demanded from management for workers by their union representatives
minimum wage an amount of money that is the least amount of money per hour that workers must be paid according to the law
sick leave (to be on a sick leave) the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers who are unable to work because they are sick
vacation a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel
Created by: lumart2000