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APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

06 Apr 2021

Verb

  • to officially give somebody a job, task or responsibility.
Example Sentence: He was appointed as head of the investigation.
 

SUBORDINATE səˈbɔrdnˌeɪt

20 Jan 2021

Noun

  • somebody who is in a lower position than somebody else in an organisation.
Example Sentence: He was accused of abusing his subordinates.
 

IN CHARGE OF (SOMEONE OR SOMETHING)  

16 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to be in control of someone or something.
Example Sentence: My sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.
 

IN SHORT SUPPLY  

15 Oct 2020

Phrase

  • to not have enough of something.
Example Sentence: Experienced computer programmers are in short supply in our company.
 

TOP BRASS tɒp bræs

07 Aug 2020

Noun

  • people in the key positions of an organization or a company.
Example Sentence: The car manufacturer's top brass started panicking when share prices plunged at the beginning of Q2.
 

TO WORK IN SHIFTS  

05 Aug 2020

Phrase

  • to work in a certain period of the day after and/or before another group of workers.
Example Sentence: After working on the night shift for half a year, James realized his sleep pattern became extremely problematic – he wasn't able to sleep at night on his days-off anymore.
 

APTITUDE TEST æptɪˌtud tɛst

28 Jul 2020

Noun

  • a test which measures a person's ability to do a certain job
Example Sentence: Candidates will be required to complete an aptitude test.
 

ASSIGN əˈsaɪn

24 Jul 2020

Verb

  • to give a particular job or task to somebody.
Example Sentence: The job of finding more seats for the event was assigned to Paul.
 

AGEISM eɪdʒɪzəm

23 Jul 2020

Noun

  • to treat somebody unfairly because of their age.
Example Sentence: She claims that she was refused the job because of ageism.
 

APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

11 Jul 2020

Verb

  • to officially give somebody a job, task or responsibility
Example Sentence: He was appointed as head of the investigation.
 

CASUAL WORK kæʒuəl wɜrk

27 Jun 2020

Noun

  • work that is not permanent, with no obligation for the employer to provide the usual employment conditions such as sick leave.
Example Sentence: Casual jobs which last for a few days only are available throughout the year in my favourite country, New Zealand.
 

DAMAGES dæmɪdʒ

17 Jun 2020

Noun

  • the money/compensation you get if someone/something has caused you injury or harm.
Example Sentence: My company seeks EUR 10,000 in damages from our competitor since they've obviously copied the basic features of our best selling product.
 

TO HIT A GLASS CEILING  

14 Jun 2020

Phrase

  • the phenomenon when a career seems to be advancing for a while and then – for no apparent reason – promotions stop and the person is stuck in a certain position or at a certain level on the career ladder.
Example Sentence: They often say there's an invisible glass ceiling women hit at their workplace – certain positions are simply available only for men.
 

TO DOWNSIZE daʊnˌsaɪz

22 May 2020

Verb

  • to cut the number of employees because the company wants to reduce costs.
Example Sentence: When the company decided to 'let me go' because they were downsizing, I started to panic. It took me two weeks to calm down and start thinking about what's next.
 

TO FREEZE friz

19 May 2020

Verb

  • to hold the price of a product, service, salaries, wages etc at the same level for some time.
Example Sentence: The government has decided to freeze wages in the public sector due to the after-effects of the economic crisis.
 
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