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Work Vocabulary

to be called for an interview: to be invited to attend an interview

to be your own boss: to have your own business

a dead-end job: a job with no promotional opportunities

to do a job-share: to share the weekly hours of work with another person

a good team player: somebody who can work well with other people

full-time: the number of hours that people usually work in a complete week

a heavy workload: to have a lot of work to do

a high-powered job: an important or powerful job

holiday entitlement: the number of days holiday allowed

job satisfaction: the feeling of enjoying a job

manual work: work that requires physical activity

maternity leave: time off work given to a woman about to have a baby

to meet a deadline: to finish a job by an agreed time

a nine-to-five job: a normal job that consists of an 8 hour day (approximately)

one of the perks of the job: an extra benefit you get from a job

part-time: working less than full-time

to run your own business: see ‘to be your own boss’

to be self-employed: see ‘to be your own boss’

sick leave: time allowed off work when sick

to be stuck behind a desk: to be unhappy in an office job

to be/get stuck in a rut: to be in a boring job that is hard to leave

to take early retirement: to retire early (retire: to reach an age when you are allowed to stop working for a living)

temporary work: work done for a limited time only

voluntary work: to work without pay

to be well paid: to earn a good salary

working conditions: the hours, salary and other entitlements that comes with the job

to work with your hands: to do manual work

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