Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Vocabulary: Words related to WORK


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In this post, we are going to focus on vocabulary related to work in English so that you can get a greater knowledge of this specific vocabulary. Below are some words that you may come across when searching for a job or on the job altogether with example sentences:

WORKFORCE, n. – all the people who work for a company.

Ex: Our company is cutting its workforce.

ADVISER, n. – someone whose job is to advice on a subject.

Ex: You should talk to a financial adviser before you invest your money.

DISMISSAL, n. – the situation in which an employer officially makes someone leave their job.

Ex: The workers are claiming compensation for their dismissals.

OVERLOAD, n. – to give someone more work than they can deal with.

Ex: Work overload causes stress.

RECRUIT, v. – to find new people to work for the company.

Ex: We are having difficulty recruiting enough staff during high season.

SKELETON STAFF, n. – the smallest number of people needed for a business or organization to operate.

Ex: There was only skeleton staff on duty for the New Year’s Eve.

TRAINEE, n. – a person who is being trained for a particular job.

Ex: I got a job of a trainee chef in that new restaurant.

VACANCY, n. – a job available for someone new to do.

Ex: There are couple of vacancies in that company.

LEAVE, n. – time allowed away from work for a holiday or illness.

Ex: Tom will be on sick leave till Friday.

LABOUR, v. – work hard.

Ex: They laboured all day in the factory.

UNPROFESSIONAL, adj. – not showing the behavior or skill acceptable in a particular profession.

Ex: I believe Jane was fired for her unprofessional manners.

Vocabulary

TIME expressions


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A while back / a while ago

About time

After a while

Ahead of time

All along / all the while

All day long

At all times

At that point / moment

At times / sometimes

At the same time

At the worst possible time

Every now and then / from time to time

Every so often / once in a while

From now on / from this day forward

From way back

To have a hard time

Have all the time in the world

In no time

It can wait

It’s a matter of time

Once and for all

Run out of time

Day after day /day by day

At last

At one time

For good

High time

In old days

In the meantime

Long ago

No longer

So far

Take time

Time out