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The Work Schedule

Step 1

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Julie is an office worker in a marketing company. She has a nine-to-five job as a secretary and works regular hours. Sometimes she works overtime because she has to fill in for other collegues when they are on sick leave. She likes her work even though she is not always able to go home at a reasonable time.

Mark.jpgMark is a Sales Manager in a small advertising agency. His office is in the suburbs of a small city in the south east of England. He prefers the peace and quiet of a rural area to the hectic urban lifestyle. Two years ago he used to commute to work every day from Uckfield to London but then he was offered a chance to work from home using a computer and the Internet. This new type of work called telecommuting is becoming more and more common all over the world.


Glossary


office worker
= impiegata d'ufficio
nine-to-five job = impiego con orario d'ufficio
works regular hours = lavora con un orario regolare
overtime = straordinari
to fill in for other collegues = sostituire gli altri colleghi
on sick leave = in malattia
even though = sebbene
reasonable time = orario ragionevole
Sales Manager = Responsabile delle Vendite
advertising agency = agenzia pubblicitaria
suburbs = periferia
rural area = area rurale
hectic urban lifestyle = il frenetico stile di vita della città
he used to commute = prima faceva il pendolare
he was offered a chance = gli è stata data la possibilità
telecommuting = tipo di lavoro a distanza tramite Internet ed una linea telefonica
all over the world = in tutto il mondo

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The Work Schedule

Step 2

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Kriss works in a power plant. Her weekly work schedule is made up of different shifts. For example, some weeks she only works night shift which is from midnight to seven a.m. At other times she works a split shift which makes her days very irregular. This sometimes makes it difficult for Kriss to see her family on a regular basis.

Ann works in the Human Resource Dpt of a textile company. She is responsible for theAnn.jpg recruitment of new people and for staff training and development. She works to ensure that the right people are available to meet the company's needs in terms of quantity and quality. When necessary she recruits monthly-paid staff or even hourly-paid staff. She is also in charge of arranging the work schedule for white-collar employees and for workers at the shop floor.

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Glossary


power plant = una centrale di energia
weekly work schedule = orario di lavoro settimanale
made up of different shifts = fatto di turni diversi
night shift = turni di notte
At other times = In altre occasioni
split shift = orario alternato nel corso della stessa giornata
on a regular basis = regolarmente
Human Resource Dpt = Reparto Risorse Umane
the recruitment = l'assunzione
staff training and development = lo sviluppo e la formazione del personale
to meet the company's needs = per soddisfare i bisogni dell'azienda
monthly-paid staff = personale retribuito su base mensile
hourly-paid staff = personale retribuito a ore
in charge of = responsabile di
work schedule = orario di lavoro
white-collar employees = impiegati d'ufficio
at the shop floor = del reparto produzione

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