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job security
the state of knowing that one's job is secure and that one is unlikely to be dismissed or made redundant.
to make redundant
to dismiss from job because that job has become unnecessary.
a promotion
a move to a more important job or position in a company or organization I want a job with good prospects for promotion.
increment
a regular increase in the amount of money someone is paid
unsociable hours
to work during the night or early in the morning when most people do not have to work
a steady job/work/income
a job or work that will definitely continue over a long period of time
adverse working conditions
inappropriate working conditions
unemployed
without a job SYN out of work
a repetitive strain injury
is a pain in the arm or some other part of the body left by someone who performs the same movement many times, such as when operating a computer keyboard.
a sick building sindrome
design of a building adversely affects the people working in it by poor ventilation,. As a consequence the employees suffer headaches or breadinf problems
a perk
something that you get legally from your work in addition to your wages, such as goods, meals, or a car
a workaholic
(informal) someone who chooses to work a lot, so that they do not have time to do anything else
an incentive
something that encourages you to work harder, start a new activity etc → motivation
downsizing
when the managers of a company decide to reduce the number of people working for the company in order to save money or increase profits
a job satisfaction
[noun] a feeling of fulfilment or enjoyment that a person derives from their job
an incentive scheme
an arrangement under which a company makes extra payments to employees to reward good performance.
a commission
an extra amount of money that is paid to a person or organization according to the value of the goods they have sold or the services they have provided
a trade union
an organization formed by workers to protect their rights
to cope with with stress
deal with continuous feelings of worry about your work or personal life, that prevent you from relaxing → strain
to resign your post/position/office
to officially announce that you have decided to leave your job or an organization → quit
a drop/cut in salary
a reduction in salary
a sikness benefit
money paid by the government to someone who is too ill to work
a demanding job
needing a lot of ability, effort, or skill
a semi-skilled worker
has some skills related to the job they do, but is not fully skilled
a blue-collar worker
a worker who does physical work, rather than work in management or administration
a manufacturing industry
an industry that makes goods, rather than providing services, or these industries considered as a whole
self-employed
working for yourself and not employed by a company
be a full-time job
to be very hard work and take a lot of time
a freelance basis
working independently for different companies rather than being employed by one particular company
to hire
Start in a job or pay to do a particular piece of work
firing
the process of of dismissing people from employment.
a decent wage
one that is reasonable and allows you to buy what you need
a defined contribution pension scheme
money that you can then use to provide an income in retirement
medical insurance contribution
health insurance contribution
white-collar worker
a worker who works in management or administration, rather than one who does physical work
a service industry
an industry that provides a service rather than a product, for example insurance or advertising
an unskiled labour
Work which requires no special training or experience for performing the work adequately.
a part-time employee
someone who has a part-time job works for only part of each day or week