more than your job's worth

more than your job's worth

not worth risking your job for.
This phrase has given rise to the term Jobsworth , which is applied to the kind of person, usually a minor official, who says ‘it's more than my job's worth’ as a way of justifying an insistence on petty rules, even at the expense of common sense.
See also: more, worth

more than your ˈjob’s worth (to do something)

(British English, spoken) not worth doing because it is against the rules or because it might cause you to lose your job: I’m afraid I can’t do that. It would be more than my job’s worth.
See also: more, worth