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Hours and work
To work overtime = To do more than the usual hours required by the contract.We aren't paid when we work overtime, we can take time off in lieu.
To work shifts = To work in teams at different times of the day and night.
In today's twenty-four hour society, more and more people work shifts.
Shift work = When groups of workers work at different times of the day and night.
Production keeps going non-stop so we have a lot of people who do shift work.
To be on the night shift = To work with a group during the night.
Some people prefer to be on the night shift because they are at home when the children come back from school.
Flexitime = A system where people can vary the start and end times.
As we work flexitime, I take the children to school and arrive at nine thirty.
A roster = A list of who's working when and where.
The weekly roster is put up on the board so that you can see who is working.
To have time off = To take vacation or leave
I'd like to have some time off next month, I need a break.
To take a day off = To have an authorised absence from work for a day
I'd like a day off next week to deal with some family matters. Friday if that is convenient
Full-time = Work a whole working week.
After the birth of my son, I didn't want to go back full-time .Exercise : match the sentences.
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