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GO ON STRIKE  

13 Aug 2023

Phrase

  • collectively stop working because of poor conditions or pay.
Example Sentence: The teachers are going to go on strike to protest about low salaries.
 

SUBORDINATE səˈbɔrdnˌeɪt

29 Apr 2023

Noun

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

APPOINT əˈpɔɪnt

17 Mar 2023

Verb

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

IN CHARGE OF (SOMEONE OR SOMETHING)  

23 Jan 2023

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.
 

TOP BRASS tɒp bræs

14 Nov 2022

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  

12 Nov 2022

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

05 Nov 2022

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.
 

AGEISM eɪdʒɪzəm

31 Oct 2022

Noun

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

CASUAL WORK kæʒuəl wɜrk

06 Oct 2022

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

26 Sep 2022

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  

23 Sep 2022

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.
 

IN SHORT SUPPLY  

13 Jan 2022

Phrase

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

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.
 
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