task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance.
charged with a variety of tasks
duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance.
the duties of a lifeguard
job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance.
the job of turning the company around
chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm.
every child was assigned chores
stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service.
a 2-month stint as a reporter
assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority.
a reporter's assignment
He took a job as a waiter.
She has a high-paying job on Wall Street.
She's trying to get a job in New York.
The new factory will create thousands of jobs.
They offered him the job but he turned it down.
The blood's job is to carry oxygen to the different parts of the body.
Construction of the bridge turned out to be a bigger job than they had expected.
It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
President Bill Clinton had campaigned on a platform aimed squarely at the middle and working classes—public investment in job training, education, infrastructure, health care reform, and a middle-class tax cut.
Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 23 Nov. 2022 Her team takes on any job, from small homes that take a few hours to hillside castles that take days.
Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 In the United Kingdom, job vacancies have fallen to the lowest level in a year.
Hanna Ziady, CNN, 23 Nov. 2022 By the numbers The sophomore quarterback won the starting job in Week 2, beating out incumbent Cade McNamara with his strong arm and mobility.
Nathan Baird, cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 But it's also expected to contribute to slower job growth in the months ahead, increasing the chance of a recession.
Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2022 Maybe the idea that people in fashion should be doing more than one job at a time has finally gone out of fashion.
Sarah Mower, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2022 What are your thoughts on James Gunn getting the DC job?
Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Nov. 2022 At the end of basic training, Ellis gets the same job the filmmaker did: combat camera specialist, making photographs and videos.
Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2022
Should job losses become significant, demand for apartments in Manhattan may drop as people double up or leave the city, resulting in less pressure on prices.
Anna Bahney For Cnn Business, CNN, 11 Aug. 2022 And many are willing to job hop to find the best fit.
Danielle Abril, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 The Great Resignation is still going strong, and Gen Z is more likely to job hop than generations before them.
Jane Thier, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2022 The Masters champion, buoyed by an eagle that came courtesy of a 157-yard can job on the 560-yard par-5 eighth, sat solo atop the US Open leaderboard at 6-under par.
Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2022 The asphalt mix is then loaded onto 18-ton trucks that transport the mix to job sites.New York Times, 19 Feb. 2022 Employees have resisted – savoring the flexibility afforded by remote work – and many are prepared to job hop if their company mandates in-person work.Fortune, 26 May 2022 The asphalt mix is then loaded onto 18-ton trucks that transport the mix to job sites.New York Times, 19 Feb. 2022 How can job environments be places that help people thrive rather than wearing them down?
Christina Maslach, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2022
The students Cruzvergara work with often underplay their non-job experiences.Fortune, 1 June 2022 The City Council has been taking numerous anti-job actions, driving out employment from the city.Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 That's where the Supreme Court's anti-job discrimination decision could play a critical role.
Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 15 June 2020 See More
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