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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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Working to rule is a very effective form of industrial action.
The one thing that will hit this Government rather than one-day strikes is working to rule - no overtime, no more than contracted hours - that's the only thing that is going to work.
GRAFTON - With contract negotiations stalled, Grafton teachers have cast a protest vote in favor of "working to rule."
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation quoted an internal transport ministry report as saying the lapse had "severely compromised the traveling public.The problem arose after screeners working for a private security company began working to rule, hand-searching all carry-on bags and creating long lines.
PASSENGERS on London Underground face travel chaos over the festive holiday after unions announced strikes and working to rule by Tube drivers in two separate disputes.
With its examiners on strike and working to rule, the DSA will be losing money.