full-time job

full-time job

1. A job to which one devotes all or nearly all of one's available working time, typically 40 or more hours per week, and that is usually one's only job (as opposed to a part-time job). All these little gigs aren't going to pay the bills. You need to start looking for a full-time job.
2. An activity or undertaking that takes a large amount of one's time and energy. I thought a puppy would be a fun addition to the family, but it turns out taking care of one is a full-time job!
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a full-time job

If a task is a full-time job, it takes a great deal of time and effort. Looking after a garden this size is a full-time job.
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Only one in 10 senior university students awaiting commencement in February has landed a regular full-time job, a survey revealed on Monday, reaffirming the seriousness of youth unemployment.
About half of those with a full-time job (51 percent) said they have used at least some of their vacation time or paid time off from their primary job to work on their side business.
She worked a full-time job as a writer, but she'd just had a baby and worried what would happen if she lost her main stream of income.
This is an exploratory study that compares the correlates of securing a full-time job at graduation to securing a full-time job at graduation consistent with one's major.
Kieron Marney, 36, described as a "functioning heroin addict", has been taking the drug for 17 years but held down a full-time job and lived a productive life.
He's thrilled to have been given a full-time job with sub-contractors Brenig Construction after impressing Cartrefi Conwy managers and bosses of contractors G Purchase Construction Ltd with his dedication and willingness to learn.
One major reason to start a side gig, writes Palmer, is to generate additional income, but side-giggers also do it as a hedge against the possibility of losing their full-time jobs. Over the long term, side-giggers see it as more meaningful; according to the author, "they almost always pointed to signs that they were making a positive impact on the world, even in some small way." Interestingly, new college graduates are likely to be side-giggers, no matter what full-time job they may get, while laid-off workers, particularly those in their fifties and sixties, could find that a side gig leads to full-time self-employment.
But other data from the 0ffice for National Statistics showed 1.46 million people were working parttime because they could not find a full-time job, an increase of 24,000 over the quarter, and the highest figure since records began in 1992.
This US-style work for your dole was brought into some parts of America and this had a effect on people having a full-time job, say sweeping the streets.
THE number of men doing part-time work because they cannot find a full-time job has more than doubled in the last four years, according to a study.
Richard Boudier, who sits on Aberystwyth Town Council, this week said he was finding it difficult to balance his full-time job with his ceremonial duties and so was retiring from political life.
Mr Whittle said he had previously combined his council duties with a full-time job and was "amazed" at suggestions he should quit.
A company can receive up to $2,500 for each full-time job created and retained, up to a maximum of $50,000 per calendar year.
Q A I have a full-time job and would love to start a resume-writing business from home as a way to supplement my income.
Now the Ontario government will guarantee that every nursing graduate in Ontario gets offered a full-time job in the province, Health and Long-Term Care Minister, George Smitherman announced.