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work at something

 
1. . to work in a particular trade or craft. He works at carpentry when he has the time. Julie works at editing for a living.
2. . to work on a specific task, machine, device, etc. She was working at repairing the cabinet when I came home. Todd is working at his computer.
See also: work

work at

v.
1. To exert force on something repeatedly or continuously: The plumber worked at the clog with a plunger.
2. To direct persistent or diligent effort toward something: You must keep working at your piano exercises if you want to improve.
3. To do work in some particular place: I'm working at home today. I'm working at my desk.
4. To hold a job at some place: I used to work at the hospital before I got a job at the bank.
See also: work
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And unions have actively battled work at home in the courts, fearing that workers earning sub-union wages in the comfort of their homes will undercut dues-paying laborers.
Indeed, a final way that employees can exercise choice over their hours of employment is to work at more than one job.
1970-89(1) the female multiple-job holders work at more than one part-time job; they work, on average, nearly fifty hours per week.
Most striking in this worker's testimony is the recognition of some socially-recognized age level (here unspecified) at which boys would earn their keep, that as family breadwinner he chose to purchase his sons' idleness, and that he held a notion of the worth of his sons' labor which caused him to spare them and himself the quiet humiliation of sending them out to work at any price.
I have a record of time worked in 1883, 1884, 1885, and in the whole of the three years there is about twenty four months work at most.
Lastly, blurred and/or double vision may impact the individual's ability to work at occupations which require visual acuity.
However, these oral histories do tend to emphasize smaller family farms more than larger commercial farms, family farms that were able to persist through the 1970s when the interviews were conducted, and those farm people who discussed women's work at length, thus apparently perceiving it as crucial to the farm enterprise.
As Emma's husband Walter quickly pointed out, "There was more women's work at that time.
Work at Genentech, and go to an exercise boot camp or on-site Weight Watchers meetings; or work at AstraZeneca and try the smoking cessation program or hit the tennis and basketball courts.
In addition, employees who work at least 20 hours per week receive the same benefits as full-time workers.
For example, Avnet offers an e-learning platform, executive development program, tuition reimbursement, college scholarships for employees' children and on a case-by-case basis, flexible work options including flexible hours, telecommuting, work at home and part-time employment.
The next release of OnTrack will feature Assistants which serve as "electronic secretaries" and help individuals assess the status of all their work at a glance.