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Work

1. To perform a task, especially in exchange for compensation or the potential for profit. Working is necessary for any economy to function.

2. See: Job.

work

see JOB, LABOUR, WORK ORGANIZATION, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK, HOMEWORKING, DOMESTIC LABOUR.

work

see JOB.
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He worked for Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp.
I got calls from people who had worked for the bank for thirty years.
The average number of weeks worked annually by men who were in the labor force at any time during the year has drifted up slightly over the thirty years to just under fifty weeks.
The people who worked with Judd must be interviewed while they are still alive and well.
students who Worked 30 or more hours a week were 2.
He also worked as a teacher in the public schools and later became a private practice lawyer.
61) The presence of Chinese men served to highlight gender solidarity and worked to shift notions of whiteness away from those of class and towards more physiologically based racial identities.
The department worked closely with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop an experiment to permit four states to offer consumers cash allowances along with counseling to purchase their own attendant services.
That back and forth is a learning process, and individuals typically who haven't worked before take two or three jobs in the first year they're working.
When I asked him why he worked all the time, and I mean seven days a week, at least eight hours a day, he simply said, "I have to.
Little differentiation of tasks and duties was made or thought necessary for those who worked the reference desk.
I think we all felt we were doing something that contributed to the security of our country, and we were doing it very efficiently,'' said Bob Klinger, a former Skunk Works flight test engineer who worked on many of the most famous planes.