soft job


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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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Dow Jones/London European stock markets rose for a ninth straight day yesterday after a soft jobs report from the US stoked expectations the Federal Reserve will maintain its aggressive easing programme well into 2014.
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.
Amidst upcoming political tussle, the sluggish economic condition and a soft job market, the data seems to be encouraging at least in the near term, as it hints at a positive approach by retailers and improving consumer confidence.
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.
Some might think the Red Arrows is a bit of a soft job, but David disagrees.
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.
That might reflect frugality in the present down economy and soft job market.
CUSHY: Archer has landed a soft job supervising a class in the gym; GAMES: Wayland Prison and Archer hurdling during the Sixties
Unpredictable home values plus a soft job market have many Americans turning toward renting as a more affordable and flexible living option.
Furthermore, the declining health of the economy with a soft job market and financially stressed consumers have resulted in lower overall demand for vehicles.
This month's reading suggests that consumers continue to feel financial pressure from recent volatility in stocks and a soft job market.
Even with the soft job market, staffing for the company has increased by 20% for the first 2 quarters of 2008 and its mid-year revenue has hit record levels.
Companies counting on a soft job market alone to retain employees may be blindsided unless they reposition themselves to keep top talent as the economy rebounds," said Michael Kesner, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
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