Re: Opposite of overtime
- From: HVS <harvey.news@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:21:44 GMT
On 04 Aug 2006, Arcadian Rises wrote
John Dean wrote:
Robert Kaun wrote:
I'm looking for the word that describes the opposite of
'overtime' (i.e. an employee works less than the normal
number of hours).
Is there an expression that combines the two cases
(something like 'working time deviation')?
Known in the UK as "short time" or "short time working"
No, that's different to "short time". "Part time" is a contracted
period which is shorter than a standard working week, whilst "short
time" is less than the amount of time that's been contracted for.
You could be working "part time" and still be doing "short time".
Canadian and British English, indiscriminately mixed
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