Wordlist: Work basics - List 2

 

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    • unemployment[ʌnɛm'plɔɪmənt](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the state of having no job; the level of joblessness in an economy, often measured as a percentage of the workforce
    • Example:
      • Unemployment made Jack depressed.
      • Synonym(s):
        joblessness
      • Antonym(s):
        employment
    • unemployed[ʌnɛm'plɔɪd](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • having no job (despite being able and willing to work)
    • Example:
      • She's been unemployed for 2 years already.
      • Synonym(s):
        jobless
      • Antonym(s):
        employed
    • self-employed(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • working for oneself, rather than for an employer
    • Example:
      • He used to work for a company, now he's self-emloyed.
    • full-time(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • involving a full amount of time spent on some activity, especially a job
    • Example:
      • I have a full-time job, working five days a week.
      • Antonym(s):
        part-time
    • full-time job, full-time jobs(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a job which requires a full amount of time spent on work
    • Example:
      • I finally found a full-time job.
    • part-time(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • involving less than the normal time for some activity, especially work
    • Example:
      • Since she has kids, she only works part-time.
      • Antonym(s):
        full-time
    • shift, shifts[ʃɪft](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a change of workers, now specifically a set group of workers or period of working time
    • Example:
      • We'll work three shifts per day till the job's done.
    • earn[ɜːn](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to gain (success) through applied effort or work; to receive (money) for working
    • Example:
      • He earns seven million dollars a year as CEO.
    • salary, salaries(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages
    • Example:
      • The salary they pay me is okay.
    • wage, wages[weɪʤ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis
    • Example:
      • The minimum wage should be raised.
    • break, breaks[bɹeɪk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a rest or pause from an activity, usually from work
    • Example:
      • Let’s take a five-minute break.
    • resign[ˌɹəˈzaɪn](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to quit a job or position
    • Example:
      • I am resigning in protest of the unfair treatment of our employees.
      • Synonym(s):
        quit
    • dismiss[dɪs'mɪs](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to end the employment or service of a person
    • Example:
      • The company dismissed me after less than a year.
    • retire[ɹəˈtaɪ.ə(ɹ)](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to withdraw from a public station, from work, or from business, usually because one has reached a specific age
    • Example:
      • He wants to retire at 55.
 

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        unemployment
        the state of having no job; the level of joblessness in an economy, often measured as a percentage of the workforce
        salary
        a fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually measured on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages
        retire
        to withdraw from a public station, from work, or from business, usually because one has reached a specific age
        shift
        a change of workers, now specifically a set group of workers or period of working time
        unemployed
        having no job (despite being able and willing to work)
        part-time
        involving less than the normal time for some activity, especially work
        resign
        to quit a job or position
        break
        a rest or pause from an activity, usually from work
        earn
        to gain (success) through applied effort or work; to receive (money) for working
        wage
        an amount of money paid to a worker for a specified quantity of work, usually expressed on an hourly basis
        dismiss
        to end the employment or service of a person
        self-employed
        working for oneself, rather than for an employer
        full-time
        involving a full amount of time spent on some activity, especially a job
        full-time job
        a job which requires a full amount of time spent on work
         
         
         
         
         

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