Words Related to Work

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 advise 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 the job of a trainee chef in that new restaurant.

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

Ex: There are a 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 behaviour or skill acceptable in a particular profession.

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

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