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work

 (one's way) into something
1. . to get into something tight or small gradually and with effort. He worked himself into the dark corner and hid there for a while. The mouse worked into the crack and got stuck.
2. . to get more deeply involved in something gradually. I don't quite understand my job. I'll work my way into it gradually. Fred worked into the daily routine gradually.

work

 (one's way) through something
1. . Lit. to work to earn money to pay the bills while one is in college, medical school, law school, etc. I worked my way through college as a waiter.
2. . Fig. to progress through something complicated. I spent hours working my way through the tax forms. I worked through the forms very slowly.
3. . Fig. to struggle through an emotional trauma. When she had finally worked through her grief, she was able to function normally again. Larry worked through the pain.
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He worked for Thomson-Houston Electric Co and Massachusetts Steel Casting Co.
Although many jobs place constraints on the number of hours per week worked by employees, employees can, in effect, exercise some choice over their hours of work by choosing their type of employment.
The link between the number of hours worked is not a simple cause-and-effect relationship.
Flextime and part-time schedules also are combined frequently with flex location schedules (standard hours worked at a nonstandard location).
com and create their own "dad paycheck" with the Dad Salary Wizard(R), the first interactive tool that allows anyone to price the "dad job," based on location and dad's personal hours worked in each of the 10 roles.
Although miners worked hard to dominate the mine and show off their courage, physical strength, and skill, they also resisted the control exercised by their foremen and the regimes of discipline imposed by the company in the mine.
Lam (1986, 1987) provided such data comparing outcomes of the two models in terms of wages, hours worked, job satisfaction, and program costs.
This recognition from Working Mother is not just an honor, but an opportunity for us to feel even more proud of the programs and initiatives we have worked so hard to put in place," said Debra J.
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.
During the spring of his final year, he was placed in a part-time supported employment position at an automobile dealership, where he worked 15 hours a week assisting with the dealer preparation of new cars and cleaning and polishing used cars.
Propelled by the death of his father and the erosion of the marshland, Pierre Corbille, 22 year-old son of cultivatrice Marianne Thomas, worked as a shipwright to help support his widowed mother and three siblings.
Contained in Table 3 are comparative figures for 1980 and 1981 calculated for the same persons who worked in both the Agency A workshop and WSI.
That's a far cry from people already retired; about the same percentage said they haven't worked for pay since they left their full-time job.
She knew that the Yankee girls did not work in the fields,--even the Norwegian girls seldom did so now, they worked out in town,--but she had been brought up to hoe and pull weeds from her childhood, and her father and mother considered it good for her, and being a gentle and obedient child, she still continued to do as she was told.
It's a formula that's worked for us, making significant impacts on our bottom line.