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Employed and in employment - thesaurus

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at the coalface

doing the hardest part of a job instead of just managing or organizing it

be back in business

to be working or operating normally again

employment

noun

a situation in which someone has regular paid work

employment

noun

the number of people in an area or group who have regular paid work

full employment

noun

an economic situation in which everyone who is available for work has a job

hold down

to succeed in keeping a job

incumbent

adjective

formal holding an official position at the present time

in harness

informal doing your usual job or activity, especially after a period when you were not doing it

in someone’s employ

being paid by someone to work for them

in the line of duty

while working

in work

someone who is in work has a job

on board

involved in a project or organization, or working for a company

on duty

working at that moment

on the job

working at a particular job

on the job

while you are working

on the payroll

employed by a particular company

service

noun

old-fashioned employment as a servant in someone’s house

waged

adjective

British used for describing a person who earns money regularly for work that they do

working

adjective

a working person has a job

working

adjective

doing a job that involves mostly physical work

working

adjective

relating to work

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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