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Vocabulary

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Study the following vocabulary.

Types of work

a full-time joba full-time joba full-time job – a job that requires the whole of the standard work week, usually forty hours or more

a part-time joba part-time joba part-time job – a job that requires less time than a full-time job,often twenty hours a week or less

a permanent joba permanent joba permanent job – a job that does not have a fixed end, one that is expected to be on-going

a temporary joba temporary joba temporary job – a job that ends after a specified or fixed period

a nine-to-five joba nine-to-five joba nine-to-five job – term for the standard job that begins at nine a.m. and ends at five p.m., Monday-Friday, used to describe normal work, often in an office or store

a contracta contracta contract – an agreement between an employer and an employee regarding work that specifies the rights and duties of both parties

a contractora contractora contractor – someone that agrees to perform services for a specified price, often in areas such as construction or consulting

volunteer workvolunteer workvolunteer work – work done of one's own free will, without the expectation of financial gain, such as work for charity organizations

blue-collarblue-collarblue-collar – describes skilled or semi-skilled manual labor, such as construction, factory work, etc.

white-collarwhite-collarwhite-collar – describes any non-manual labor, especially office work and professions such as doctor, lawyer, accountant, secretary, etc.


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