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desk job

desk job

Date: Mar 23 2017

Themes: Music, Pop Culture, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I wouldn’t understand somebody who had a desk job and how to do that. I couldn’t.”

—Singer Mariah Carey speaking about her lifestyle (Rolling Stone)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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job where one works in an office

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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What kind of job fits your personality? For some people, the best job would be one where they get to be social, like teaching or acting. For others, the best job involves cooking, like being a chef or a baker. Some people like a job with a lot of variety. They like to be in a new place every day and always be doing new things. For example, someone who writes about travel might go on many vacations every year. On the other hand, some people like routine. They prefer to sit in an office and do a desk job everyday.

A desk job is a job in an office. Someone who does a desk job might be a secretary, an accountant, or a computer programmer. Singer Mariah Carey does not think she would like doing a desk job... she is too used to traveling around as a singer.

What is your dream job?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I don’t want a desk job. I like working with my hands.”

“She likes having a desk job. She is very detail-oriented and patient.”

“Sometimes, being a lawyer is a desk job, but sometimes it’s very exciting.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 A stationary, routinary, boring job
by Manu4
a2020 Office job.
by a2020
A job where you stay in an office and do a lot of paperwork.
by La Princesse de la vie
 julito An office work
by julito

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

A job with a lot of travel

03:53 PM Mar 23 2017 |




I had for many years a desk job that wasn´t very appealing , As I didn´t see a future for me I took courses in gas and plumbing installations.After one year of training, I left office and became self-employed. It was the best decision in my life. No more boring paperwork, to have to take the same bus every day.Now I have callous in my hands but I am happy that I don´t have a boss and have to beg for a raise.

11:12 AM Mar 23 2017 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I dont like desk job as much as singing! 😄

05:23 AM Mar 23 2017 |

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