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PostSubject: Adjectives that are commonly used with 'job'   Wed 12 Apr - 16:09

Hello again, sunny

Here are some adjectives that are commonly used with 'job'.


1. An 'absorbing' job is one that is very interesting and claims
all your attention.

My job is so absorbing that I sometimes forget to have lunch.
I get bored in my job. I need one that is much more absorbing.

2. A 'badly-paid' job is one where you receive less income than the
average.

The hotel industry has a lot of badly-paid jobs.
My salary may sound high in absolute terms but I am comparatively
badly-paid for the job I do.

3. A 'boring' job is dull and without interest.

I think that being an accountant would be a really boring job.
Would you stay in a boring job if you were really well paid?

4. A 'casual' job is one which is not regular or fixed.

We offer a lot of casual jobs during the Christmas rush.
The unions want us to have fewer casual jobs and more permanent
employees.

5. A 'challenging' job is one that is very difficult and tests a
person's ability.

It is a very challenging job and we need to find somebody who is
tough mentally.
I don't find my job very challenging any more and I need a fresh
challenge.

6. A 'dead-end' job is one with no hopes of promotion or
advancement.

I was in a dead-end job with no hope of further progress so I left
the company.
If people think they are in dead-end jobs, they lose their
motivation.

7. An 'exacting' job is one that requires a lot of care, effort and
attention.

Being a surgeon is a very exacting job - you can't afford to lose
your concentration.
Research jobs are very exacting - you must get every detail right
when you are running tests.

8. A 'demanding' job requires a lot of effort from you.

I have a very demanding job. I don't have much spare time.
My job is very physically demanding. I get very tired.

9. A 'part-time' job is one where you do not work 'full-time'.

I only want a part-time job as I have to look after my children.
The company is trying to replace full-time jobs with part-time jobs
to save money.

10. A 'menial' job is one with a low social value.

I can only find menial jobs such as cleaning.
He thinks that making the coffee is a menial job and he won't do it.

11. A 'prestigious' job is one that gives the person a lot of
respect.

Being Prime Minister is a prestigious job but the salary is not all
that good.
Running our New York office is the sort of prestigious job I am
looking for.

12. A 'secure' job is one that is safe from redundancy etc.

There are no more secure jobs in this company. Everybody's job is
at risk.
I want to make sure that the next job I get is really secure. I'm
fed up with all this job insecurity.

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