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a desk job (=working mostly at a desk in an office)
▪ He left his desk job to become a gardener.
a job advertisement
▪ Jo was reading the job advertisements in the newspaper.
a job application
▪ He's made twenty-three job applications and had five interviews.
a job centre (=a place in Britain where jobs are advertised)
▪ I got the job through an advertisement at the job centre.
a job interview
▪ Try to predict the questions you might get in your job interview.
a job offer
▪ I still did not have a formal job offer.
a job vacancy
▪ He searched the newspapers regularly for job vacancies.
a repair job
▪ It looked like a simple repair job to me.
a teaching job/post
▪ I was soon to take up my first teaching post.
accept a job
▪ She was desperate for money so she accepted the job.
administrative staff/duties/job etc
▪ the administrative costs of health care systems
▪ an administrative assistant
▪ staff who provide technical and administrative support to the college
an impossible job/task
▪ He faced the impossible task of paying back huge debts.
an urgent task/job
▪ I’ve got some urgent tasks to finish before I leave tonight.
and a good thing/job tooBritish English
▪ She’s gone, and a good thing too.
batch job
▪ a batch job
blow job
botch job
▪ The whole thing was a botch job.
carry out a task/job
▪ He was unable to carry out simple tasks.
carry out a task/job
▪ He was unable to carry out simple tasks.
competent job
▪ The workmen did a competent job.
creditable job
▪ She did a creditable job of impersonating the singer.
cut jobs
▪ The bank announced that it was cutting 500 jobs.
day job
▪ I’d love to be a professional writer, but I’m not giving up my day job just yet.
demanding job
▪ a demanding job
demolition job
▪ He accused opposition leaders of doing a demolition job on the President.
desk job
did a bang-up job
▪ He did a bang-up job fixing the plumbing.
do a hatchet job
▪ They were afraid I was going to do a hatchet job on them.
do a job/task
▪ On Saturdays I usually do a few jobs around the house.
doing a demolition job on
▪ He accused opposition leaders of doing a demolition job on the President.
do/make a good job (of doing sth) (=do something well)
▪ Mike’s done a good job of painting the windows.
falling down on the job
▪ The local authority is falling down on the job of keeping the streets clean.
fiddly job
▪ Fixing the TV was a fiddly job.
full-time job/education etc
▪ We aim to double the number of young people in full-time study.
gave it up as a bad job (=stopped trying because success seemed unlikely)
▪ The ground was too hard to dig so I gave it up as a bad job.
hand job
happy in your work/job etc
hatchet job
▪ They were afraid I was going to do a hatchet job on them.
humdrum existence/job/life etc
▪ the prisoners’ humdrum routine
job centre
job creation
▪ a job creation scheme
job creation
▪ job creation schemes
job description
job losses
▪ The company is closing down two of its factories, leading to 430 job losses.
job placement
▪ The centre provides a job placement service.
job satisfaction (=enjoyment of your job)
▪ In general, job satisfaction among farm workers is extraordinarily high.
job seeker
job specification (=a detailed description of what a job involves)
job/employment discrimination (=not giving someone a job because of their race, sex etc)
▪ Progress has been made in eliminating job discrimination.
job/staff cuts
▪ There have been falling sales and job cuts at the newspaper.
job/vocational training
▪ The college provides vocational training for nurses and theatre technicians.
keep your mind on the job/task in/at hand
▪ Making notes is the best way of keeping your mind on the task at hand.
know your job/subject/stuff (=be good at and know all you should about a job or subject)
leave a job/country/Spain etc
▪ Many missionaries were forced to leave the country.
▪ It seems that Tony has left the band for good permanently.
▪ David’s very upset about losing his job.
make a job/position etc redundant
▪ As the economy weakens, more and more jobs will be made redundant.
manual job/labour/worker etc
▪ low-paid manual jobs
▪ People in manual occupations have a lower life expectancy.
nose job
not giving up my day job
▪ I’d love to be a professional writer, but I’m not giving up my day job just yet.
nut job
odd jobs
▪ I’ve got a few odd jobs to do this weekend.
paint job
▪ old cars that are given a quick paint job before being sold
perform a task/job/duty etc
▪ What skills do you need to perform this task?
proper job
▪ When are you going to settle down and get a proper job?
put-up job
▪ It’s been suggested the kidnapping was a put-up job.
regular job (=a job that you do during normal working hours)
▪ a regular job
repetitive work/tasks/jobs
▪ repetitive tasks like washing and ironing
sedentary life/job/lifestyle etc
▪ health problems caused by our sedentary lifestyles
shed jobs/workers/staff etc
▪ The bank continued to shed workers.
snow job
tackle a job/challenge
▪ She said she couldn’t face tackling the job on her own.
thankless task/job/chore etc
▪ Cooking every day is a thankless task.
the patience of Job/a saint (=very great patience)
▪ Those children would try the patience of a saint.
unenviable task/job etc (of doing sth)
▪ the unenviable task of informing the victim’s relations
▪ You can’t expect to walk straight into a job.
▪ The dealer contemplated suing the recruitment agency until he found a better job.
▪ I want to get a good job.
▪ And now I have a good job, one I like.
▪ Ask if they did a good job.
▪ Notching is a good way of checking that your stringer is doing a good job.
▪ I did a better job with the neighborhood theme; we used the river for science and local jobs for math.
▪ He always does a good job.
▪ Every one of them insists our public policies must do a better job of supporting and accommodating and encouraging the family.
▪ Prisons offer hundreds of new jobs and an influx of capital to areas faced with stagnation and long-term decline.
▪ And he said that many of the new manufacturing jobs are in electronics, typically a high-paying industry.
▪ What excites planners most is how many new jobs their fiber-optic network could create.
▪ They were anxious about how much they would like and how well they would perform the new job.
▪ Enterprising people, in Thatcherism's view, are those who create new jobs.
▪ It's already secured two million pounds worth of business, and hopes to create fifteen new jobs.
▪ However, with one exception, none of these new jobs were permanent; some were part-time, and all were low-paid.
▪ And the money was good ... very good. 3 Karen and Drew At first Karen liked her new job.
▪ Never use wicker chairs to stand on for odd jobs around the house.
▪ He was unemployed, and did odd jobs.
▪ She kept herself alive working odd jobs until she landed a position managing advertising accounts for a local magazine.
▪ Tock the butler and odd job man about the school.
▪ Does odd jobs for Domestic Contacts.
▪ From then on there were no more odd jobs or useful activities.
▪ I started out as a gofer, running errands for him and doing odd little jobs.
▪ If existing lenders or trainers are getting it wrong, why don't new firms come in and do a better job?
▪ In a profession where nearly everyone is always looking for a better job, Zampese is content.
▪ Sometimes, it wondered whether dinosaurs wouldn't have made a better job of civilisation.
▪ The groups are asking the U. S. Department of Agriculture to do a better job of identifying sick animals before slaughter.
▪ Business people say technological change will mean fewer but better jobs.
▪ The people who can leave and find a better job in business are doing it.
▪ The Factory Commission might find them all better jobs, or change the way the mill was run.
▪ What better jobs will open over the summer?
▪ The working party outlines the extent, character and location of job creation in services.
▪ But the policy emphasis was always on job creation stimulated by economic development rather than on direct assistance to the unemployed.
▪ The scheme offers a tailor-made development package involving support for job creation, project development and training.
▪ The latter is specifically for revenue expenditure for activities such as training; the emphasis is on job creation.
▪ That is already improving our competitiveness and we shall see its effects on job creation before much longer.
▪ The job cuts bring the total across all BAe firms to 43,000 since 1990.
▪ It is too early to say exactly how many job cuts each agency would absorb, defense officials said.
▪ All the job cuts will be within the Dayton, Ohio office, which employs about 5,200.
▪ In December, about 935 job cuts were announced by Illinois-based corporations, according to the firm.
▪ The job cuts are planned because the government ordered the Council to cut spending by ten million pounds.
▪ Most of the job cuts will come from the sales and marketing units, and some from administration, Apple said.
▪ It expects lower extraordinary spending this year, since it has taken charges for job cuts as well as depreciation already.
▪ No jobs cuts are expected from the acquisition, the firms said.
▪ Examine and agree on a job description first and a contract of employment which you are satisfied with and understand.
▪ The Judge, accustomed to hearing unconventional job descriptions, none the less appeared perplexed.
▪ Your job description outlines the main duties that you will be carrying out in the course of your work.
▪ Subsequently qualifications which indicate the holder's ability to carry out the elements defined in the job description are identified.
▪ One of the unwritten job descriptions of a basketball coach is as second father to the players.
▪ Once again, the desirability of clear terms of contract, coupled perhaps with an unambiguous job description, is plain.
▪ The plus factors are all the intangible attributes that are additional to the job description.
▪ Does this sound more your sort of job interview?
▪ Q: What was your first job interview like?
▪ I've never even managed to get through a job interview, even if it's a woman doing the interviewing.
▪ These contexts would include a formal job Interview, meeting an important person, and standing before a court of law.
▪ More and more companies are now using psychometric tests as back-up to the job interview.
▪ Christopher Rollinger, a Newbury Park computer programmer, snared a few job interviews during the day.
▪ He was afraid his uncle might say something about the job interview at town hall.
▪ Then, in a fit of excess, he ratcheted it up to a full 2 million job losses.
▪ But most economists now agree that the overall job loss from a modest minimum-wage hike is relatively small.
▪ Its estimates of job losses in the ferry ports are still broadly accepted although there is little evidence of much decline as yet.
▪ In the year to March they resulted in job losses of more than 110,000.
▪ Some cuts, but steering a way from too many job losses is the option favoured by the liberal democrats.
▪ In Cramlington there were actual job losses for women in full-time employment.
▪ He blamed what he called the painful kick-back of recent economic problems for the latest spate of job losses.
▪ The company is not saying how many job losses are forecast for 1992.
▪ Mr Lamont announced five specific initiatives designed to help those out of work re-enter the jobs market, particularly the long-term unemployed.
▪ How do I re-enter the job market after being a full-time mom?
▪ On the lower end of the job market, the most popular employer, certainly for girls, was Lyons.
▪ Partly, the boom in direct selling is fueled by the uncertain job market.
▪ After all, he hadn't taken degrees in astronomy expecting a hot job market after graduation.
▪ In a changing job market, employees are hesitant.
▪ This brief letter should provide you with some guidance concerning the United States job market and your best way of approaching it.
▪ Low unemployment, a competitive job market and difficulties in recruiting and retaining sailors created the manning problem.
▪ She turned down the job offer but wondered if she would regret it.
▪ Then as they look at careers or get job offers, they can weigh them against their list of values.
▪ Does your present job offer you sufficient challenge?
▪ Coming out of college, she turned down several lucrative job offers and made just $ 17, 000 two years ago.
▪ Good attendance, alongside achievement of the other Compact goals is rewarded by the guarantee of a job offer. 7.
▪ One such twenty-two-year-old chemical engineering graduate had six job offers.
▪ He says no company of that size can be run without some bureaucracy, and turned down job offers in big corporations.
▪ Salomon Brothers, he said, never made job offers.
▪ The final system design is evaluated on the basis of job satisfaction of those working on it as well as its efficiency.
▪ This leaves little chance of obtaining job satisfaction.
▪ Waiting times are coming down in most places and staff report improved management and job satisfaction.
▪ But the job satisfaction of the workers increases dramatically.
▪ Your job satisfaction ensures your customer satisfaction; - and it shows.
▪ Working hard is a personal objective, to obtain job satisfaction and potential rewards of career advancement.
▪ If so, then the response to a question about job satisfaction will be in these terms.
▪ I have a poor salary, no job security, and scant recognition of my skills.
▪ But workers here are accustomed to lifetime employment and see the provisions as a major threat to their job security.
▪ Flexible skilling will give more job variety to individuals and increase job security.
▪ School principals in Chicago sued to eliminate the reform program that took away their lifetime job security.
▪ It was the only way he believed that both company performance and job security could be assured.
▪ They had more job security and were less likely to be laid off or made redundant.
▪ With job security comes increased consumer confidence.
▪ When applying for a job, make sure you emphasize the interests and leisure activities that an employer would find relevant.
▪ When he applies for a job, Deane, a partner in his firm, advises him to begin at the bottom.
▪ BHis biggest hurdle, however, may come when he applies for a job.
▪ Lillian and Monica and Joe were applying for jobs in the school district.
▪ Employers know a lot about their businesses, how to apply for jobs and other work-related issues.
▪ Mariah applied and got the job.
▪ What made you apply for this particular job?
▪ Last fall, Kaczynski applied for a job at the Blackfoot Market, but Potter had already filled the position.
▪ Is he further aware that many industrialists believe that those high premium rates will cost us business and jobs?
▪ It was a hesitation that would ultimately cost Sculley his job.
▪ Yet the Government's spending assessment requires savings of £4m that will cost 140 teachers' jobs.
▪ Labor Secretary Robert Reich said the report proved that raising the minimum wage does not cost jobs.
▪ The Professional's wife, acting as Steward, was dismissed for bad language and automatically it cost her husband his job.
▪ If the current situation does not cost Frieder his job, it should at least force him to re-examine recruiting practices.
▪ I believe that it would cost jobs and cost prosperity in this country.
▪ Having this child would cost her her job.
▪ The investment will create 750 jobs directly and a great many more indirectly.
▪ As the population grew, business services increased, creating more job openings and luring more people.
▪ And it has created a new job, that of quality assurance manager, to ensure that standards are maintained.
▪ But they produce virtually nothing and create precious few jobs.
▪ Critics have charged Sniffen with setting up the center to supplement his income and create a job for himself.
▪ It's already secured two million pounds worth of business, and hopes to create fifteen new jobs.
▪ In manufacturing, those small businesses with four or fewer employees were the only ones to create net new jobs.
▪ He knew that Joyce, in order to look good as a project leader, needed him to do the job.
▪ If you do your present job well and build a fine reputation, your good work will be rewarded.
▪ Some new chips incorporate tiny electromechanical or electrochemical devices to do jobs that used to be done by more expensive electronics.
▪ A similar team subsequently then returned to do the same job.
▪ I do my job, and I do my job well.
▪ We do a job a day, and you have to finish the job.
▪ When duty calls, Bob Dole does his job.
▪ Finally, after Green died, Dorothy Wordsworth helped Green's son to find a job.
▪ This is especially so. if a general shortage of demand keeps him from finding a job elsewhere.
▪ Is it helping those made redundant to find new jobs, and immigrants to fit in?
▪ Let him find a job where he can build things.
▪ For quite some time many people will find a job to be a workable stopgap solution to the need for an income.
▪ However, for the last 6 months or so he had ceased to make regular efforts to find a job.
▪ I assure you he won't have trouble finding another job.
▪ A few fear that the outcome could be harmful; they foresee a new underclass, unable to get jobs or insurance.
▪ I said I could get a job for Johnson&038;.
▪ Then I got another job, the same kind as a machinist, and I put the baby in a nursery.
▪ In this there was a lesson: To get the best job, you had to weather the most abuse.
▪ What he should do is chill out, get a job and pay off his debts, but he doesn't.
▪ First, get rid of jobs.
▪ It was okay painting window frames, but it wasn't going to help me get a job when I got outside.
▪ All went well and Chris was given the job.
▪ He liked to give job applicants timed tests containing 150 questions dealing with science, history, engineering, and other subjects.
▪ At the most it may mean giving up a job.
▪ Hendricks give him a job to help him get out and the boy worked one week and quit.
▪ As the first businessman to be given the job, his £125,000 salary could reach £167,000 with bonuses.
▪ Soon, they give the job back to you.
▪ This survey revealed that 11 percent of carers had given up their job to care.
▪ But he would not commit himself to giving the job to the Sharps.
▪ Depending on your contract of employment, your employer probably has to hold your job open for you during your treatment.
▪ Hirsh was a hospital pharmacist who needed to hold down two jobs to save money to start a family.
▪ You report that the Hindus of Kashmir hold the top government jobs in Kashmir.
▪ In addition, she did all the housework, her graduate studies, and held down two part-time jobs.
▪ Mr Quiles is probably more concerned to hold on to his job.
▪ For example, anytime / anyplace programs allow prison inmates to hold outside jobs.
▪ They'd been engaged twice but she kept breaking it off because he couldn't hold a job down.
▪ Something over 6 percent of the workforce currently reports holding more than one job, although that figure is undoubtedly too low.
▪ Now the message is that keeping the job is a triumph - never mind the extra stripes!
▪ Many political analysts believe that Clinton can not keep his job without winning the states' 54 electoral votes.
▪ In the meantime, he earned his keep with a part-time job in a toyshop.
▪ Meanwhile, the 30-something gals are keeping their crummy day jobs.
▪ None expects to keep his job after 1999.
▪ They have to meet payrolls that keep and create jobs.
▪ In part two: Clean round the bend.Sweepers offer to take take a pay cut to keep their jobs.
▪ Initially, Simpson said, King and Ryan expressed sympathy for her and vowed she could keep her job.
▪ Those who can also show some engineering or other relevant qualifications are, of course, more likely to land a job.
▪ Telbis-Preis landed a job as an engineer at McDonnell Douglas.
▪ In a year's time or less she would land herself a good job, and a place to live.
▪ White has already landed a warehouse job.
▪ Current boss Ray Hankin is waiting and hoping he will land the job on a permanent basis.
▪ If you let him send his resume on a pizza box, he will land a job.
▪ But Bruce-who won every domestic honour during his time at Manchester United-is the favourite to land the job.
▪ True as that might be, the process of landing a job with the firm had been suspiciously pleasant.
▪ The pits close, leaving thousands without jobs in pit-head villages that they or their fathers once came to for work.
▪ They had already paid him some $ 22 million to leave his last job.
▪ The big, direct New Zealander may have to leave this job half done.
▪ At thirteen he left that job and started his own sign-painting business.
▪ She and her best friend cried when they heard I was leaving for another job.
▪ But just wait until they leave their jobs!
▪ Why did you leave your last job?
▪ Avent is leaving her job this week to spend more time with her family in Phoenix.
▪ Failure to do so may put the management team at risk of losing their jobs if the buy-out attempt is not successful.
▪ Meanwhile eight-tenths of a percent of all low-wage earners would lose their jobs over three years.
▪ Patricia Lee has left Barnard Castle after losing her friends and job, the town's magistrates were told.
▪ Sixty people have already lost their jobs at the Norfolk Smokehouses food processing plant.
Lost his players, lost nine games, lost his job with Tampa.
▪ Tom says he hopes his success will give heart to those who've lost their jobs.
▪ Nearly 300 employees lost their jobs in the fallout.
▪ His doubts only increased when he performed another job, midway to finally making up his mind about the Bolt play.
▪ Under such a system, workers have the opportunity to increase their base pay by learning to perform a variety of jobs.
▪ Ultra-violet light sterilisers perform a similar job to ozone without so many possible side effects.
▪ Since they learn to perform more jobs, they are more valuable to their company because they are more flexible.
▪ His wife was the chairman of a health authority and she performed that job excellently for many years.
▪ Everyone seems to know how to perform every job and is willing to do so.
▪ The computer revolution may have a significant effect upon the way in which you are able to perform your job.
▪ They were anxious about how much they would like and how well they would perform the new job.
▪ It provided jobs for at least 160,000 people, mostly rural women who have moved to the cities and towns.
▪ Second, sufficient funding should be provided to do the job properly.
▪ Progress can provide an interesting job for the right person with the opportunity to rise.
▪ The employers pledged to provide summer and after-school jobs for young people and to give priority hiring to public school graduates.
▪ The idea of contract is made explicit by the more senior manager providing resources for a job to be done.
▪ The Clef Club was key in providing jobs and dignity for many exploited black musicians.
▪ The systems analysts are encouraged to provide opportunity for increasing job satisfaction when redesigning the system.
▪ The program helps small businesses provide job training opportunities.
▪ Unhappy with the working environment, she decided to quit the job to pursue her interest in alternative therapy.
▪ Their husbands say they will quit their jobs later, if the business proves a winner.
▪ Long had quit his job because of the incident and was unlikely to get another.
▪ Llanos quit his job at the bookstore Dec. 28, saying he was moving back to Los Angeles.
▪ But following the ordeal, he's decided to quit his job.
▪ Obviously, you do not need to quit your job because of these fears.
▪ She quit her job as manager of the Automoto Insurance Company.
▪ Neither will have quit jobs, left families or lugged belongings across the country.
▪ Women had come to take over men's jobs as platform, goods, and parcel-porters, ticket-collectors, and engine cleaners.
▪ He left to take a permanent job.
▪ Will she be forced to drop out of college and take whatever job she can find?
▪ They forget I took the job on the understanding that management of a national team can only be part-time employment.
▪ On Thursday evening Reed called Kemp and got an assurance that he would take the job if offered.
▪ Unemployed workers may take alternative jobs elsewhere, but will not permanently leave the sector.
a dye job
▪ Her hair had been re-styled and had nothing of the incompetent dye job that had once been her most eyecatching feature.
Job's comforter
a devil of a time/job etc
▪ But I've always found the Flying V and its derivatives a devil of a job to sit down with and play.
▪ He was taking a devil of a time to change.
▪ If he filled those in they'd have a devil of a job lifting them!
▪ It took me a devil of a time to find it I can tell you.
be a full-time job
▪ But looking after the wear and tear was a full-time job.
▪ But most people in Hanoi could not afford consumer luxuries, and even acquiring necessities was a full-time job.
▪ C.-it was a full-time job and there was no choice in the matter.
▪ It really was a full-time job.
▪ It was a full-time job and if the husband was gone, it was a major loss.
▪ Job hunting is a full-time job.
▪ Managing diversity will be a full-time job for anyone with a niche in the interlinked economy.
▪ Now it really is a full-time job.
be one crazy woman/be one interesting job etc
be unequal to the task/job etc
▪ The country is in such disorder that a successor may be unequal to the task of putting it right.
cost sb their job/life/marriage etc
▪ And, for those who work in the travel and tourism industry, this tax could cost them their jobs.
▪ His plans to slash defence budgets by £6 billion would cost 100,000 more their jobs.
▪ I believe that it would cost many people their jobs and would cause far more damage than good.
▪ It could cost them their lives.
▪ The most far-reaching internal investigation in Phoenix police history cost four officers their jobs Friday for purchasing banned rifles under false pretenses.
dead-end job
dream house/home/job etc
▪ A palace, Carolyn told herself, a dream house.
▪ But just a couple of days after they moved into their dream home in Quedgeley, it was stolen and torched.
▪ Cracking up ... the dream home that's become a couple's nightmare.
▪ Finally, my family had a dream home and I had my own room with a view of Mount Fuji.
▪ It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat.
▪ John Combes and his wife lived out their lives in their dream house, and their children stayed here until the 1760s.
▪ Sadly, they were forced to rent their dream house to tenants for the $ 25 monthly mortgage.
good job
have the patience of Job
hold down a job
▪ Clarke holds down two jobs to support his family.
▪ Kelly wants to prove to his father that he can hold down a job.
▪ But if you are schizophrenic, you can not think straight, concentrate, hold down a job.
▪ During the day they held down jobs as, respectively, a waitress and delivery driver.
▪ Frye was expounding on the dangers of holding down a job while taking a full load of courses.
▪ People with long-term mental disorder have many problems in holding down a job.
▪ Rella could hold down jobs, when she wanted to.
▪ Who would employ her and how would she hold down a job?
it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it
job/careers fair
▪ One visit to a nursing careers fair will convince you of this.
▪ The number of stalls and the range of employers represented at careers fairs has dwindled sharply.
▪ The report is backed up by anecdotal evidence from careers fairs.
▪ The workers also were given the chance to participate in a job fair.
jobbing builder/gardener/printer etc
▪ He was a jobbing gardener by trade.
not just any (old) man/woman/job etc
▪ And a T'ang is not just any man.
pink-collar jobs/workers/industries etc
plum job/role/assignment etc
▪ For me, it was a plum assignment.
▪ He took over the £60,000-a-year plum job only three weeks ago.
▪ The good news was he had landed a plum job on the mortgage trading desk.
responsible job/position
▪ Now he walks on crutches and holds a responsible position with a magazine in New York.
▪ One or two had quite responsible positions in their employment.
▪ Or normally have had not less than three years' experience in a responsible position in an approved specialist field within the industry.
▪ So far his strategy seems to be working: although younger than William, he occupies a more responsible position.
▪ The five-year MEng honours degree course is for particularly able students who expect to assume responsible positions in industry immediately after graduation.
▪ What had those educated women in that church, many of them with responsible jobs in London, in common with that story?
▪ Yet Margaret holds a responsible position in marketing and is by no means untalented.
steady job/work/income
▪ A steady income stream is required to meet the costs of the syndicated lending department.
▪ And we receive a steady income from interest on Third World debts.
▪ He appears to have given up steady work.
▪ I wish he had taken up some steady work.
▪ Maybe you are heading toward retirement and therefore need investments that can provide you with a steady income.
▪ Sethe was laughing; he had a promise of steady work, 124 was cleared up from spirits.
▪ She chooses whatever is available, probably a slightly older man with no more money but a steady job.
▪ The only ones with a steady income were teachers, storekeepers and local officials.
the job/labour market
▪ And the labour market is the invisible global bazaar where survival-life itself-is traded for work.
▪ By focusing on wage profiles it is possible to show contrasts between different segments of the labour market.
▪ For some who can work, corporate downsizing and increased competition in the job market have led to self-employment.
▪ How do I re-enter the job market after being a full-time mom?
▪ However as she grows older, and perhaps re-enters the labour market, domestic tasks are shared more equitably.
▪ I first entered the job market more than 30 years ago.
▪ In particular, the real wage will adjust spontaneously soas to prevent the emergence of excess supply in the labour market.
▪ This trend is likely to continue, restructuring the job market into two distinct tiers.
walk off (the/your etc job)
▪ A reporter for the Wheeling Intelligencer had just walked off the structure when the catastrophe occurred.
▪ Emotionlessly she kissed me in the vineyard and walked off down the row.
▪ He walked off disconsolate: he knew he had played well enough to win and had not.
▪ It makes the software easier to display and harder to walk off with.
▪ Stewart walked off with the look of one who was the sole survivor of a particularly nasty plane crash.
▪ The sergeant was tempted to walk off but did not.
▪ We had quite literally walked off the map.
▪ When he walked off towards the car park Henry didn't bother following.
▪ Cleaning the car's one of my least favorite jobs.
▪ Daniel starts his new job on Monday.
▪ He didn't complain or criticize, he just got on with the job.
▪ He does odd jobs for people in his spare time.
▪ Her son still hasn't been able to find a job.
▪ His new computer's one of those little portable jobs.
▪ I always take my car to York Street garage. They're expensive, but they do a good job.
▪ I had a part-time job while I was in college.
▪ If a woman is qualified, she should hold any job in government she wants.
▪ Irene did a nice job on those clothes didn't she?
▪ Let's just concentrate on the job in hand, shall we?
▪ Moving all this stuff is going to be a big job.
▪ My first job was in a record store.
▪ Repairing the roof -- that's going to be the biggest job.
▪ She's looking for a job in the music business.
▪ She has a well-paid job in the tax department.
▪ She was upset, and found it difficult to keep her mind on the job at hand.
▪ Ted got a job as a bartender.
▪ The company announced 74,000 job cuts and 21 factory closures.
▪ The police are convinced it was an insider job.
▪ I got it all right, but like I told you, it wasn't a maid's job.
▪ Many other jobs get handed out simply because a minister happens to know some one who might fit the bill.
▪ Most military jobs are essentially desk-bound and technical, clerical, or managerial in nature.
▪ The job of the providers is to come up with best combination of service and cost.
▪ There are groups of employees with specific job specialties, such as cashiers, stock clerks, and meat-cutters.
▪ We know that their learning curve on the job is less than anybody else that we might bring in.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Job \Job\ (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. Job's comforter.

  1. A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.

  2. A boil. [Colloq.]

    Job's news, bad news.

    Job's tears (Bot.), a kind of grass ( Coix Lacryma), with hard, shining, pearly grains.


Job \Job\, v. i.

  1. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

    Authors of all work, to job for the season.

  2. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

    And judges job, and bishops bite the town.

  3. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.


Job \Job\ (j[o^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jobbed (j[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jobbing.]

  1. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

  2. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

  3. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.

  4. (Com.) To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.

  5. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.


Job \Job\ (j[o^]b), n. [Prov. E. job, gob, n., a small piece of wood, v., to stab, strike; cf. E. gob, gobbet; perh. influenced by E. chop to cut off, to mince. See Gob.]

  1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

  2. A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.

  3. A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.

  4. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately. [Colloq.]

  5. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.

  6. A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.

  7. (Computers) A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See job control language.

    Note: Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job master; job horse; job wagon, etc.

    By the job, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; -- distinguished from time work; as, the house was built by the job.

    Job lot, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot.

    Job master, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. [Eng.]

    Job printer, one who does miscellaneous printing, esp. circulars, cards, billheads, etc.

    Odd job, miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people.

    to do a job on, to harm badly or destroy. [slang]

    on the job, alert; performing a responsibility well.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Biblical masc. proper name, from Hebrew Iyyobh, which according to some scholars is literally "hated, persecuted," from ayyabh "he was hostile to," related to ebhah "enmity." Others say it means "the penitent one."


1660s, "to buy and sell as a broker," from job (n.). Meaning "to cheat, betray" is from 1903. Related: Jobbed; jobbing.


1550s, in phrase jobbe of worke "piece of work" (contrasted with continuous labor), of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of gobbe "mass, lump" (c.1400; see gob) via sense of "a cart-load." Sense of "work done for pay" first recorded 1650s. Thieves' slang sense of "theft, robbery, a planned crime" is from 1722. Printing sense is from 1795. Slang meaning "specimen, thing, person" is from 1927.\n\njob. (1) A low mean lucrative busy affair. (2) Petty, piddling work; a piece of chance work.

[Johnson's Dictionary]

\nOn the job "hard at work" is from 1882. Job lot is from obsolete sense of "cartload, lump," which might also ultimately be from gob. Job security attested by 1954; job description by 1920; job-sharing by 1972.\n

n. 1 A task. 2 An economic role for which a person is paid. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire. 2 (context intransitive English) To work as a jobber. 3 (context intransitive professional wrestling slang English) To take the loss. 4 (context transitive trading English) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in. 5 (context transitive often with out English) To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors. 6 (context intransitive English) To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage. 7 To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. 8 To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. 9 To hire or let in periods of service.

  1. v. profit privately from public office and official business

  2. arranged for contracted work to be done by others [syn: subcontract, farm out]

  3. work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

  4. invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating" [syn: speculate]

  5. [also: jobbing, jobbed]

  1. n. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business" [syn: occupation, business, line of work, line]

  2. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores" [syn: task, chore]

  3. the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"

  4. the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"

  5. a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";

  6. an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"

  7. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog" [syn: problem]

  8. a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"

  9. a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis" [syn: caper]

  10. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

  11. any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

  12. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

  13. a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply [syn: Book of Job]

  14. [also: jobbing, jobbed]

Job (disambiguation)

A job is a regular activity performed in exchange for payment.

Job may also refer to:

Job (biblical figure)

Job ( ; ) is the central figure of the Book of Job in the Bible. Job is a prophet in the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In rabbinical literature, Iyov (אִיּוֹב) is called one of the prophets of the Gentiles.

Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.

JOB (rolling papers)

JOB rolling papers are a popular brand of cigarette paper produced by Republic Tobacco in Perpignan, France.

Job (comics)

Job (born André Jobin on October 25, 1927) is a Swiss francophone comics creator. He is probably best known for his western children's comics series Yakari, of which he has written the scripts since 1973.

Job (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling slang, a job is a losing performance in a wrestling match. It is derived from the euphemism "doing one's job", which was employed to protect kayfabe. The term can be used a number of ways. When a wrestler is booked to lose a match it is described as "a job". The act itself is described with the verb jobbing, while the act of booking (rather than being booked) to job is called jobbing out. To lose a match fairly (meaning without any kayfabe rules being broken) is to job cleanly. Wrestlers who routinely (or rarely but exclusively) lose matches are known as jobbers. A regular jobber skilled at enhancing the matches he loses, as opposed to a mediocre local rookie or part-timer, is called a carpenter.

Job (Osacky)

Archbishop Job (Osacky) of Chicago (March 18, 1946 – December 18, 2009) was the archbishop of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the Midwest until his unexpected death. His territory included Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Archbishop Job was born Richard John Osacky in Chicago on March 18, 1946. Saints Peter and Paul Church, at 53rd Street and Western Avenue, was his home parish. He completed university studies at Northern Illinois University and, after graduating from Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1970, he served as cantor and youth director at Saint John the Baptist Church in Black Lick, Pennsylvania. He assumed responsibilities in leading Divine Services in the prescribed manner for readers, conducting religious education and youth work, and writing icons.

In 1973, Reader John was ordained to the diaconate and consequently to the priesthood by (then) Bishop Theodosius of Pittsburgh. He was assigned to the parish in Black Lick, where he also served as spiritual director for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at nearby Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

In 1975, he was blessed a riasaphor monk, and later was tonsured a monk in the Lesser Schema by (then) Bishop Herman in August 1982. In November of that year he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite.

The Diocese of New England nominated Job as their diocesan bishop. The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America ratified the nomination and elected him Bishop of Hartford and the Diocese of New England. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on January 29, 1983, at All Saints Church in Hartford, Connecticut.

At its session of November 5, 1992, the Holy Synod of Bishops elected Bishop Job as Bishop of Chicago and Diocese of the Midwest. He was enthroned as Bishop of his native city at Holy Trinity Cathedral on February 6, 1993.

In addition to his regular duties as the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of the Midwest, Abp. Job was recognized as an accomplished icon painter and an authority in the field. At the 17 March 2004 session of the Holy Synod, Bishop Job was elevated to the rank of archbishop.

Archbishop Job died unexpectedly in the morning of December 18, 2009 in a hotel in Maumee, Ohio.

Job (Shea)

Job is a bronze sculpture, created by American artist Judith Shea. It is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. The piece was created in 2005 and placed on loan at Herron School of Art and Design for the school's first Public Sculpture Invitational, held between May 2005 and August 2006. In 2008, Herron acquired Job, with financial support from Jane Fortune, Dr. Robert Hesse, William Fortune Jr., and Joseph Blakley.


A person's job is their role in society. A job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment. Many people have multiple jobs, such as those of parent, homemaker, and employee. A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from an hour (in the case of odd jobs) to a lifetime (in the case of some judges).

An activity that requires a person's mental or physical effort is work (as in "a day's work"). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession. The series of jobs a person holds in their life is their career.

Job (novel)

Job is a 1930 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth. It has the subtitle "The Story of a Simple Man" ("Roman eines einfachen Mannes"). It tells the story of an orthodox Jew whose faith is weakened when he moves from Tsarist Russia to New York. The story is based on the Book of Job.

Job (given name)

Job is a major figure in the Bible. People with the same given name include:

  • Patriarch Job of Alexandria, Greek Patriarch of Alexandria from 954 to 960
  • Patriarch Job of Moscow (died 1607), first Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and a saint of the Orthodox Church
  • Job of Pochayiv (c. 1551 – 1651), Ukrainian Orthodox monk and Eastern Orthodox saint
  • Job (Osacky) (1946–2009), archbishop of the Orthodox Church
  • Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde (1630–1698), Dutch painter
  • Sir Job Charlton, 1st Baronet (c. 1614–1697), barrister, member and briefly Speaker of the House of Commons of England, and judge
  • Job Charnock (c. 1630–1692), English East India Company administrator traditionally regarded as the founder of the city of Calcutta
  • Job Cohen (born 1947), leader of the Dutch Labour Party
  • Job Durfee (1790–1847), jurist and member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
  • Job Harriman (1861–1925), vice presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America and founder of a utopian community
  • Job Dean Jessop (1926–2001), American jockey
  • Job Koech Kinyor (born 1990), Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • Job Mann (1795–1873), member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Job de Roincé (1896–1981), French journalist and writer
  • Job ben Solomon or Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (1701–1773), Muslim transported to America as a slave
  • Job Tausinga (born 1951), Minister for Education and Human Resources Development of the Solomon Islands
  • Job Throckmorton (1545–1601), English religious pamphleteer and Member of Parliament
Job (surname)

Job is the surname of:

  • Brian Job (born 1951), American former swimmer
  • Joseph-Désiré Job (born 1977), Cameroonian footballer
  • Ignjat Job (1895–1936), Croatian painter
  • Nick Job (born 1949), English golfer
Job (computing)

In computing, a job is a unit of work or unit of execution (that performs said work). A component of a job (as a unit of work) is called a task or a step (if sequential, as in a job stream). As a unit of execution, a job may be concretely identified with a single process, which may in turn have subprocesses ( child processes; the process corresponding to the job being the parent process) which perform the tasks or steps that comprise the work of the job; or with a process group; or with an abstract reference to a process or process group, as in Unix job control.

Jobs can be started interactively, such as from a command line, or scheduled for non-interactive execution by a job scheduler, and then controlled via automatic or manual job control. Jobs that have finite input can complete, successfully or unsuccessfully, or fail to complete and eventually be terminated. By contrast, online processing such as by servers has open-ended input (they service requests as long as they run), and thus never complete, only stopping when terminated (sometimes called "canceled"): a server's job is never done.

Job (illustrator)

Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville, known by the pen name Job after his initials (25 November 1858, Bar-le-Duc – 15 September 1931, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French artist and illustrator.

Usage examples of "job".

And very ably commanded, as it turned out, by the inexperienced Bibulus, who learned ruthlessly and developed a talent for his job.

The job of my task force is to establish Abraxas and his good works all over the world.

The Internet and the news services were abuzz with speculation, and a few editorials were suggesting that maybe the Probability Assessment Unit had completed its job and needed to be scaled back.

Both these jobs, the mast and the se acock demanded that the boat be taken to a yard, but if I did that I risked some lawyer slapping a lien on her.

The outlets I depend on, use for survival and have become addicted to are gone, replaced by Doctors and Nurses and Counselors and Rules and Regulations and Pills and Lectures and Mandatory Meals and Jobs in the morning and none of them do a fucking thing for me.

L staff whose job was to check identifications before allowing admittance to the ball.

The ubiquitous geocomputing network there was crude compared to the varied services on Earth, but it did the job, and did it without inserting animated advertorials, which was a blessing.

There was an affectionate note from Eleanor Roosevelt: From all sides I have been hearing of the wonderful job you have done on your goodwill tour, and I have felt proud that you were representing our country.

I was especially happy whenever I was sent afield to take the place of some peasant shepherd who was ill or drunk or otherwise incapacitated, for I enjoyed being by myself in the green pastures, and the herding of sheep is no backbreaking job.

But ask yourself if you truly are willing to bet your savings, your job, or your life that Saddam Hussein will not use a nuclear weapon or embark on some new aggression in the belief that his nuclear weapons will deter the United States.

FDA falling down on the job when it came to safeguarding the purity of whatever remedy the ailment of the moment demanded.

After the attack we climb and fly back to the airfield by the shortest route, well satisfied with the good job we have done and with the success of our defensive measures.

You protect yourself from the evil, Alan, with your Red Sox and your opera and your funny little job.

Something in the slurry of Carbuncle grist would not let the algorithmic security cops that patrolled the virtuality do their job here and keep the programming from intermingling with its surroundings however it so chose.

The allegation on the tapes that Vernon Jordan was trying to silence Lewinsky with a job was the perfect link to their investigation of Jordan, whom they suspected was trying to silence Webster Hubbell by helping him get a lucrative contract with Revlon.