soft job


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soft job

A job that is easy and stress free. I've really got a soft job managing this toy store—I get to just sit around playing with toys all day! The foreman's sure got a soft job, don't you think? We're the one's breaking our backs, he just tells us what to do!
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soft job

An easy job or task, as in He really has a soft job-his assistants do nearly all the work. This colloquial expression uses soft in the sense of "involving little or no hardship or discomfort." It was first put as soft employment in 1639.
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Still, help-wanted is forecasted to slow this year as a result of a soft job market.
Meanwhile, the Retail Forward Index of Future Spending, which predicted declines in retail sales and consumer confidence in September, cites soft job growth and economic uncertainty for consumer apprehension about spending.
Concerns related to North Korean nuclear advances and the soft job market in South Korea contributed to a slump in consumer spending over the past 18 months.
Confronted with declining investment markets, soft job prospects and increased healthcare costs, American workers have been cutting back on their 401(k) plan savings, according to an annual survey by PlanSponsor magazine.
Translated, that means the deskbound brass in Washington, whose next career move will be early retirement to a soft job with a contractor, believe, as usual, that no cost is too high and no plan too complex; field-grade officers, whose next career move could be putting their backsides on the line in combat, want weapons that work.
The project, named Eleve Lofts & Skydeck, is designed specifically for the social and economic dynamics of the Gen Y crowd - those between 20 and 34 years old - many of whom have been forced to either move home or have multiple roommates given the soft job market and weak economy.
The soft job growth underscores that GDP growth has also disappointed by tracking just below 2% in [the third quarter].
We all know the politicians in this country have a soft job and do little for it are getting away with expenses and are waited on hand and foot wherever they go so stop asking what we should do for our country for once and let the country do something for us, the people, Mr Cameron.
Besides rising food and fuel prices, other risks to regional growth included soft job and housing markets in the United States, EuropeAiis debt problems, and the economic impact of last monthAiis massive earthquake in Japan and nuclear crisis, the ADB said.
On the sales side sagging consumer confidence, reflecting the lackluster economy and soft job market, appears to be causing shoppers to spend less on their food purchases.
25 million a year for a soft job with a New York investment bank, in fact.
By creating a series of small businesses, Homeboy Industries gives hard-to-place individuals an opportunity to be employed in transitional jobs in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn both concrete and soft job skills.
CUSHY: Archer has landed a soft job supervising a class in the gym; GAMES: Wayland Prison and Archer hurdling during the Sixties
Some might think the Red Arrows is a bit of a soft job, but David disagrees.
Furthermore, the declining health of the economy with a soft job market and financially stressed consumers have resulted in lower overall demand for vehicles.