"If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work." - Ogden Nash
at work - on the job out-of-work - unemployed without work - unemployed able to work - capable of work, fit for work fit for work - capable of work, able to work unable to work – disabled, incapable of working accident at work - occupational accident, industrial accident administrative work – work related to the arrangements and work which is needed to control the operation of a plan or organization amount of work - quantity of work applicant for work - job applicant, job hunter assembly work - installation work attitude to work - work habits, a state of mind or a feeling about work brain work - intellectual work bullying at work - harassment at work casual work - occasional job clerical work - office work, paperwork, desk work conditions of work - conditions of employment, labour conditions field work - external work, outside work field of work - industrial field harassment at work - bullying at work illicit work – moonlighting, illegal employment lack of work - stoppage overtime work - time worked in excess of eight hours per day or forty hours per work week for employees working a regular work schedule pace of work – speed of work piece work – work paid for according to the amount done safety at work - occupational health and safety, employment protection life's work or life work (in the US) - the work which is most important to them and to which they give a lot of time and effort social work - work for the social services or for a private organization providing help and support for people who need it work ethic - the belief that work is morally good work of art - an object made by an artist of great skill, especially a painting, drawing or statue work permit - an official document which gives permission to someone who is foreign to work in a country work-to-rule - a situation in which people carefully obey all the rules and instructions given to them about their jobs, with the intention of reducing the amount of work they do work experience - the experience that a person already has of working
Commonly used expressions containing the word 'work':
do (all) the donkey work - to do the hard boring part of a job The devil finds work for idle hands. - said to show that you believe people who have nothing to do are more likely to get into trouble or commit a crime All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy). - said to warn someone that they will not be an interesting person if they work all the time work like a dog - to work very hard do somebody’s dirty work - to do something unpleasant or difficult for someone else because they do not want to do it themselves work your way around or round to something - to prepare yourself slowly for doing something drive or work yourself into the ground - to make yourself tired or ill by working too hard work your way up or to the top - to advance in a process or structure work your fingers to the bone - to work extremely hard, especially for a long time too much like hard work - describes an activity that you do not want to do because it needs a lot of effort work till you drop - to work until you are so tired that you cannot work any more
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text:
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are finding themselves out of work following the wrath of the Hurricane Katrina. Experts believe it will take months before people get back to work in hurricane-ravaged areas. They are eager to work hard and help us meet our technical and project needs. An accident at work is defined as "a discrete occurrence in the course of work which leads to physical or mental harm". One year of experience in staff administrative work and graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related fields required. No employee or applicant for work receives less favourable treatment because of sex, marital status or their disability. When we talk about bullying at work we are referring to an abuse of power or position. It can make employees lives a misery, affect their performance and damage their careers. Illicit work, social security fraud, illegal employment and economic crime have always existed, but they are now on the increase. Regular overtime can encourage inefficiency, because employees may slacken their pace of work to qualify for overtime. Piece work is a variety of wage labour in which workers are paid per unit of production instead of by labour time. Shift-work sleep disorder has been diagnosed in as many as 10% of shift workers. This position requires the ability to work in a team environment to produce high quality products at the required volumes.