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colleague
a person that you work with, especially in a profession or a business
credibility
the quality that someone or something has that makes people believe or trust them
labourer
a person whose job involves hard physical work that is not skilled, especially work that is done outdoors
manual work
physical work done by people, most especially in contrast to that done by machines, and to that done by working animals.
niche
a comfortable or suitable role, job, way of life, etc | (business) an opportunity to sell a particular product to a particular group of people
perk
something you receive as well as your wages for doing a particular job
prospects
the possibility that something will happen | an idea of what might or will happen in the future | the chances of being successful | a person who is likely to be successful in a competition
shift work
system in which groups of employees work for different agreed periods during the day and night:
takeover
an act of taking control of a company by buying most of its shares | an act of taking control of a country, an area, or a political organization by force
casual
not formal | not showing much care or thought; seeming not to be worried; not wanting to show that something is important to you | without paying attention to detail
hospitality
friendly and generous behavior toward guests | food, drinks, or services that are provided by an organization for guests, customers, etc.
monotonous
never changing and therefore boring, lacking of variety
endorse
to say publicly that you support a person, statement, or course of action | to say in an advertisement that you use and like a particular product so that other people will want to buy it | to write your name on the back of a check so that it can be paid into a bank account
credentials
the qualities, training, or experience that make you suitable to do something | documents such as letters that prove that you are who you claim to be, and can therefore be trusted
perquisite
perk