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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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Domestic work for some female EVWs in Britain began in transit camps where they worked in the kitchens.
The employer pays overtime on hours worked in a week in excess of 40 anyway.
One year prior to making the leap, Matthews, a Spelman graduate, worked with a career coach who helped her to develop the confidence to step out on her own.
Of those women, 36 percent worked full time, 17 percent worked part time and 6 percent were actively seeking employment.
of Illinois and worked with Mitchell Motor Car Co, Rumley Oil Paul Tractor Co.
Large numbers of working-class mothers worked outside the home, often raising the children of the middle- and upper-classes.
Also, the local Police Federation has indicated that the Ottawa shift system could have worked with increased management support.
The 1990 census report also showed that the percent of disabled persons who were employed had actually declined during the 1980's, and that those who worked received less in wages than their coworkers without disabilities (U.
Another consideration will be how to verify the hours worked by a telecommuter, in addition to determining how the billing will be handled.
This year-long arrangement has worked well for the firm.
In the past year, Lena has worked for a bank, a pharmaceutical company, an advertising agency, and an insurance company.
In an accounting sense, the supply of labor available for the production of goods and services depends on the size and the composition of the population, the proportion of the population working or looking for work (the rate of labor force participation), the number of hours worked each week, and the number of weeks worked each year.
Peter Ballantine, who worked with Judd for twenty-five years, repairs Judd's sculpture, a business independent of his work for the Judd Foundation.
Participants also varied in their range of experience, in their practice setting, and the type of organization for which they worked.
OTTAWA -- Students who worked more than 30 hours at a paid job during their last year of high school were likely to drop out of school.