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work:

. . . an endeavor of productivity; that which is accomplished through exertion of mind and body; doing, making, or performing on-the-job or at work (at a place of work).

Doing something means working at something. The doing can range from hard physical work, as described in an online article by Brian Sharkey, who co-authored a book titled Hard Work, to getting a job done with no sweat. Physical work means working the body's muscles, e.g., manual labor or manual work which is often defined as using the hands. There is also brainwork which is the skillful execution of an effort that requires thinking, reasoning, planning. That doesn't mean, however, that it is totally separate from physical work. Today's technology provides numerous tools that replace or assist with doing manual labor. Workers using them need to think, reason, and plan. They need skill sets.

Sometimes when people say they have work they are referring to their jobs, their employment. Some might refer to their regular employment as their day jobs, thus contrasting their main livelihoods with second jobs or other work that they do.

There are employees that are hourly workers and others that are salaried workers. Those that are on the job less than a full-time do part-time work. Some employers may hire day workers or seasonal workers. Piece work (or piecework) is any type of employment in which a worker is paid a fixed piece rate for each unit produced or action performed regardless of time (source of quote).

Contract work is typically done by outsiders as opposed to those who are classified as employees of the client enterprise. Individuals who work for organizations, but not as employees, are independent workers — see the definition of freelancer.



 
 
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