desk job

noun

: a job that someone does while sitting at a desk
She left her desk job to become a farmer.

Examples of desk job in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But while a 65-year-old is more likely to apply for a desk job or remote work than something that requires heavy lifting, said Monique Morrissey, a senior economist specializing in retirement security at the Economic Policy Institute, about 50% of older workers still have physically demanding jobs. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 14 Apr. 2024 But new research shows that couldn’t be further from the truth—the youth of today just don’t want a desk job. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2024 Written and directed by Ryan Martin Brown, the film stars Colin Burgess as a Brooklyn twentysomething who impulsively quits his desk job. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2024 Britain’s leading scientific institution, the Royal Society, granted him its highest honor, the Copley Medal, and the Navy rewarded him with a cushy desk job. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 By book two, The Likeness, he’s been assigned a desk job for breach of duty; instead, his partner, Cassie Maddox, is sent undercover to learn who killed a young girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to her. Hillary Kelly, The Atlantic, 11 Mar. 2024 Ashworth has a desk job, and wants to go and do another desk job. Rory Smith, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 People who have a desk job can leave sneakers by their desk as a reminder to go for a daily walk. Crystal Run Healthcare, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2024 Propst understood the serious health problems that a sedentary desk job could induce and worked to add movement and flow to the office. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Oct. 2023

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“Desk job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desk%20job. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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