by Liz Walter One of our readers recently asked for a post on collocations relating to the world of work. Well, she’s lucky because she’s getting two of them! This first one focuses on starting and leaving jobs. A person who doesn’t have a job is out of work. We say that people look for… New on CareerOneStop: Work Values Matcher Helps Job Seekers Identify What Is Important in Their Work To the Editor: We are deeply disappointed to learn that the Edgartown conservation commission has evicted the FARM Institute, managed by the Trustees of Reservations, from Katama Farm. Our families have enjoyed the summer program offerings at the FARM Institute for years, and shopped at the FARM Institute stand at the West Tisbury Farmers Market, … The Cubs led MLB with 64 outs on base in 2019, but have seen dramatic improvements in 2020. They rank 15th in outs on base this season. 3CLogic, a leading provider of cloud contact center solutions, today announced its multi-country sponsorship of ServiceNow’s® annual Now at Work Digital…
by Liz Walter
One of our readers recently asked for a post on collocations relating to the world of work. Well, she’s lucky because she’s getting two of them! This first one focuses on starting and leaving jobs.
A person who doesn’t have a job is out of work. We say that people look for a job, look for work or, much more formally, seek employment:
John’s a designer, but he’s out of work at the moment.
Eva’s looking for work in the retail sector.
A residence permit will enable you to seek employment in this country.
When someone finds a job they want, they apply for it. They may have to fill in an application form and have an interview:
I’ve applied for several jobs recently.
Please fill in the application form and return it by March 3rd.
Liam had an interview for the post of deputy manager.
If they are successful, the company offers them the job/work/post. More informally, we say they get the job. They can then accept or turn down the job:
She’s been offered work at the restaurant.
I hope you get the job, Paul!
They offered me the job, but I decided to turn it down.
When companies hire new workers, they take on staff and if they get rid of them, they lay them off. Much more formally, they terminate their employment.
We usually take on extra staff over the summer.
Orders fell and Mike was laid off.
We have taken the decision to terminate your employment.
When companies decide to stop employing so many people, we say that they cut or shed jobs, or more dramatically that they axe jobs. We say that people lose their jobs, or that there are job losses:
One in three car companies is shedding jobs.
Several of these firms are axing jobs.
Hundreds of people lost their jobs when the factory closed.
The restructure is likely to lead to job losses.
When someone decides to leave a job, they hand in their notice (tell their employer that they are going to leave). We say that people leave their job or quit their job. ‘Quit’ used to be more common in American English but is now widely used in British English too, especially when people leave a job suddenly. When people retire at an earlier age than usual, we say they take early retirement:
Katie has handed in her notice and will be leaving next month.
We decided to quit our jobs and travel the world.
I took early retirement in order to concentrate on my painting.
Look out for my next post, which deals with collocations connected to the experience of having a job.
Work Values Matcher Helps Job Seekers Identify What Is Important in Their Work
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Work it out with FARM Institute
To the Editor:
We are deeply disappointed to learn that the Edgartown conservation commission has evicted the FARM Institute, managed by the Trustees of Reservations, from Katama Farm. Our families have enjoyed the summer program offerings at the FARM Institute for years, and shopped at the FARM Institute stand at the West Tisbury Farmers Market, and many of our children are regular summer campers. The FARM Institute is a key part of the special, magical combination of coastal and agricultural terrain that we love so much about the Vineyard.
And we have great respect for The Trustees of Reservations, and the improvements we have seen them make on their Vineyard properties — from the new teaching kitchen at the FARM Institute to the online reservation system that allowed its beaches to remain open during the pandemic this summer. We are writing to urge the Edgartown conservation commission to reconsider its decision and to work with the Trustees toward a future that preserves Katama Farm as a working farm, and that allows the FARM Institute to continue offering educational programs that benefit summer and year-round communities alike.
Author: The Martha’s Vineyard Times 18 hours ago
Cubs hoping work on the bases pay big dividends down the stretch
Being a better team on the basepaths has been a big point of emphasis for David Ross since he became manager, and it has shown in the Cubs’ recent wins.
With the offense slowly coming around, being aggressive and taking an extra base can make a difference down the stretch, as illustrated in the 6-5 victory Tuesday against the Indians.
But Ross was quick to point out after the game that the team still has room to improve after a few mistakes in the win prevented some potential big innings.
The team led the league with 64 outs on base in 2019 but ranks 15th in OOB this season.
“We try to talk about responsible baserunning,” Ross said. “You don’t ever want to take the aggressiveness out of the guys. I think knowing game situations is important, knowing the game state means a lot. That being said, we still are going to make some mistakes. We’re not perfect or robots by any means. Every mistake is a moment to teach and get better, so that’s the way I look at it.’’
One of those teachable moments came in the fifth inning as Willson Contreras was thrown out trying to turn a single into a double after the Cubs had scored two runs with a chance to score more.
Later in the game, Ian Happ was caught stealing before the Cubs scored another run. But while Ross wants his players to read game situations, he knows that he also has to put players in positions to succeed.
“You just kind of have conversations and try to rein them back into what may be a different way to look at certain situations,” Ross said. “But overall, I’ve been very proud of the group.
“There’s definitely some scenarios that the manager puts them in that may not be the best situation to send a guy every once in a while. So we’re all accountable.”
Darvish’s ERA gets help
If Yu Darvish wins the National League Cy Young Award, the surprise he received Wednesday could be a deciding factor.
Darvish allowed three earned runs in seven innings in his no-decision Tuesday, with two of those runs coming in the third inning after Delino DeShields’ bunt single and Kris Bryant’s throwing error.
On Wednesday, the official scorer ruled that only one of the runs in the inning was earned, lowering Darvish’s ERA from 2.00 to 1.86. The Cubs’ ace ranks second in the NL in ERA behind fellow Cy Young candidate Trevor Bauer, who has a 1.71 ERA for the Reds.
Author: Russell Dorsey
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