Study the following definitions and
the main reason for something; a
manager didn't have any basis for firing the employee.
b. On the basis of my ten years of loyalty to
this company, I feel that I deserve three weeks vacation.
aware of v., to be conscious of; to be knowledgeable
a. The new staff member wasn't aware of the
company's position on working a second job.
b. Are you aware of the new employee's past
3. benefits n., the
advantages provided to an employee in addition to salary; v., to take advantage
a. Although the analyst earned a better salary
at his new job, his benefits were better at his previous job.
b. We all benefit from the company's policy of
v., to pay; to make up for
a. The company compensates employees for
overtime by paying more for those extra hours worked.
b. The company will compensate employees for
any travel expenses.
adj., sensitive; adv., with sensitivity
a. Contract negotiations are very delicate and
should be conducted by senior management.
b. The manager delicately asked about the
health of his client.
adj., able to participate in something; qualified
a. Some employees may be eligible for the
tuition reimbursement plan.
b. I don't understand why I'm not eligible if I
have been with the company for over a year.
adj., not rigid, able to change easily
a. Sometimes the manager is too flexible and
his workers take advantage of him.
b. Younger workers tend to be more flexible
with their work schedules.
v., to talk for the purpose of reaching an
agreement, especially on prices or contracts
a. You must know what you want and what you can
accept when you negotiate a salary.
b. The associate looked forward to the day that
she would be able to negotiate her own contracts.
n., an increase in salary
a. The supervisor
expected a substantial raise and was disappointed with the 2 percent increase
b. With his raise,
Mr. Drvoshanov was able to afford to buy a new car.
v., to stop working; to withdraw from a business
retired at the age of 64 but continued to be very active with volunteer work.
people would like to win the lottery and retire.
adj., absolute, authorized
day that Ms.Weng become fully vested in the retirement plan, she gave her two
company has a vested interest in the happiness of its employees.
n., the money paid for work done, usually hourly
a. Hourly wages have increased by 20 percent
over the last two years.
b. The intern spends more than half of her
wages on rent.