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bad workers always blame their tools

If someone performs a job or task poorly or unsuccessfully, they will usually lay the blame on the quality of their equipment, or other such external factors, rather than take responsibility for their own failure. The football player blamed the overinflated ball for costing his team the game, but as they say, bad workers always blame their tools.
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a fast ˈworker

(informal) a person who wastes no time in gaining an advantage, especially a person who can quickly gain somebody’s affection: She’s a fast worker! She’s only been here a few days and already the boss has invited her for dinner!
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black-collar workers

n. people, usually affected, who wear black all the time. (Contrived. A play on white-collar and blue-collar workers.) I hate to go over to the gallery. It’s filled with black-collar workers. Reminds me of the Adams Family.
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Seems as if we'd have to chew scrap-wax for these pillars, after all," said a worker.
Swarming was invented to cheat a worker out of her proper comforts.
Many sound bees had nursed on that frame, well knowing their work was useless; but the actual sight of even useless work destroyed disheartens a good worker.
Thus, as I believe, the wonderful fact of two distinctly defined castes of sterile workers existing in the same nest, both widely different from each other and from their parents, has originated.
One of the great myths of the immigration debate is that American workers will not do the types of jobs currently being filled in large part by illegal immigrants.
In addition, most WC laws provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents, and limit both the amount of recovery from an employer and liability of co-workers in most work-related accidents.
Early on, whichever form the activity took, the black workers behind it were fired, blacklisted and attacked by police, militia and mobs.
If he seems like a throwback to an era when members of the working press identified with other working stiffs, that's because he remembers an American economy where workers expected that, if they did their work well and their employers prospered, their jobs would not be in jeopardy.
We conclude that opportunities exist to support and promote the health status of male blue-collar workers in the workplace.
The jobless recovery is a picture of working standards in decline: 8 million workers are unemployed, and among Black workers, unemployment remained stagnant at 10.
Noble liked working on cars, but after two years at Wal-Mart, several things bothered him: The company paid him less than local supermarkets would have, its health plan was expensive, and the garage paid some new workers more than it paid him.
DESIGN: We performed environmental investigations during both outbreaks and also performed an analytic cohort study among bridge workers.
In a colony of tree wasps, workers on nursemaid duty crawl this way and that along the bottom of their nest, tending the youngsters in the comb.
TORONTO -- The Ministry of Community and Social Services is conducting a five-year review of the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 to identify and address implementation problems, if any, resulting from the provisions of the Act since the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers was first established in 1999.
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