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Compare And Contrast Essay

2377 words - 10 pages

What you do

1. I'm a / an (+ job).
e.g. a nurse / an accountant / a builder
2. I work in (+ place or general area).
e.g. a hospital / an office marketing / social
3. I work for (+ name / place of the company).
e.g. Union Bank / IBM / Fiat / an international bank
What your job involves

4. I'm in charge of
e.g. a big company
5. I'm responsible for
e.g. some workers in that department
6. I have to deal with
e.g. any complaints / overseas clients, mainly
7. I run
e.g. the company / a restaurant
8. I manage
e.g. a shop in downtown
Daily duties / routines

9. I have to go / attend (formal)
e.g. (to) a lot of meetings / conferences
10. I visit / see / meet
e.g. patients / ...view middle of the document...

g. in order to study
28. I was laid off (informal)
e.g. when the factory went bust
29. I was made redundant.
(no longer needed and therefore out of work)
30. I was dismissed (formal)
e.g. for refusing to obey orders
31. I was fired (informal)
e.g. for always being late
32. I am on / off duty.
(to be working / not working)
Other useful phrases

33. We usually take a break
e.g. for lunch / for ten minutes
34. We normally knock off work (informal)
e.g. about 5:30 p.m. and go off to a restaurant nearby
35. I get some rest.
(a period of time when you relax after working)
36. I was rather inexperienced
e.g. for that kind of work
37. I have a lot of experience
e.g. in this area / of this kind of problem
38. I am sufficiently qualified
e.g. for this position
39. This is a job requiring
(a period of time when you relax after working)
40. I try to be hardworking.
(work hard)
41. I'm quite competent
e.g. at my job
42. I try to work efficiently.
(work quickly without making mistakes and wasting time)
43. Efficiency is very important
e.g. in my job
44. A lot of people do voluntary work.
(you want to do it and you're not paid)
45. I was promoted.
(get a higher position)
46. It is a demanding job.
(needing a lot of effort, care, skill)
47. I fill in for / stand in for / cover for
e.g. her while she is off sick
48. I am acting
e.g. as a manager for the next couple of months
49. I will take the place of
e.g. our manager when he leaves
50. The morning shift takes over from
e.g. the night shift at 9 a.m.
51. It is great teamwork
e.g. that helps get the job done on time
52. We teamed up
e.g. with another group to finish our project
53. We cooperate
e.g. with a German firm on this project
54. I was employed
e.g. as a secretary for a couple of months
55. I do casual work.
(not regular, usually paid hourly)
56. I've got a temporary job
e.g. working in a newspaper office
57. This factory has 200 employees.
(a person who is employed)
58. The staff
e.g. are so polite and friendly
59. They promoted
e.g. me to office manager
60. I'm on leave
e.g. at the moment because...
61. The post has been vacant
e.g. for some time
62. I turned it down.
(to refuse one's offer)

63. I am paid
e.g. every months and this pay goes directly into my bank account monthly
64. My salary
e.g. is 20.000$ a year
65. I earn
e.g. 200$ a week as a hairdresser
66. With many jobs you get holiday pay and sick pay.
(when you're off duty or ill)
67. I'm going to a pay rise.
(my pay goes up)
68. My average income
e.g. has risen 2% this year
69. I'm poorly paid / badly paid / don't earn much.
(I'm paid very little money)
70. I have a high income / earn a lot / am well-paid.
(I'm paid a lot of money)
71. My take-home pay / net income is 150$.
(money left after deductions)
72. My gross income is more than that.
(before deductions)

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