[Speaking Topics] Work




perk = fringe benefit
extra benefits given to employees besides their salary, for example, use of company car or mobile phone

  • The only perk I have is free parking in our basement. I wish I had a better job with a multinational company.
  • I love my new job; the perks are great. They’ve given me a brand new car, a mobile phone and a laptop. I also get free tickets to the local swimming pool and I can use the company fitness centre anytime I want to.

getting a higher ranking position at a workplace

  • I’ve just got a promotion: I’ve been promoted to Key Account Manager. Let’s go out and celebrate! I’ll buy everyone a drink.
  • I hope I’ll get a promotion soon. I don’t think I can work in this position for much longer. My colleagues drive me crazy.

job satisfaction
it means how happy you are with the way things are at your workplaceWhat-not-to-say-at-work

  • I’ve been asked to fill out a job satisfaction survey. I’m not sure what to write. I don’t want to offend my bosses.
  • Employee job satisfaction may give a real boost to productivity. Employers must realize that.

rewarding (adj.)
something that makes you feel satisfied and happy

  • Teaching is such a rewarding job. I love the look on my students’ face when they get good grades.
  • I’m not sure what job I’d like to do after I graduate, but has to be challenging andrewarding at the same time.

health insurance contribution
money that you or your employers pay to the state every month to cover your public health care costs

  • Your health insurance contribution is automatically deducted from your salary if you are employed full time.
  • I’m self-employed, so I have to pay my health insurance contribution directly to the NHS.

be made redundant
be dismissed from work, because you’re no longer needed

  • My company downsized last year and I was made redundant.
  • Being made redundant is better than being fired- you get redundancy payment.

a person who has a strong desire to work and doesn’t like doing other things

  • My friends think I’m a workaholic, just because I often work late hours.
  • My boss is a workaholic and he obviously thinks nobody in the office minds working unsocial hours.

to be in charge of…
supervising/ controlling/ commanding

  • I’m in charge of a group of ten people in my department.
  • Who was in charge of decorating this place? The walls are green and the pictures are pink. No customer will ever enter. 

to deal with…
to handle/ to have to do with

  • I have good communication skills. I deal with customers on a daily basis.
  • As a housing manager I have to deal with repairs and conflicts between neighbours.

to involve
to contain/ to include

  • My job involves travel. I love it, because I get to see new places and to meet new people.
  • Does your current job involve dealing with customers?

(nguồn: myenglishteacher)
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