In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- She entered the business late in life but quickly implemented the organisational skills she had picked up in her previous career as an office worker.
- It was time to start looking like a proper office worker again.
- Posing as an office worker with a bad back, I walked in one busy lunchtime last week.
- I was an office worker in the Civil Service pensions department.
- A dishonest office worker who stole £6,500 worth of computer equipment from his employer has escaped a jail term.
- A city office worker who buys two lattes a day, five days a week, will end up paying an extra $52 a year.
- The member of staff, understood to be an office worker, has been told to stay away from work until a Trading Standards investigation is completed.
- A robber threatened to shoot a Richmond office worker and stole her credit card details in what police believe was a cloned card scam last week.
- Mark is an office worker hopelessly pursuing his colleague Sophie, a sensible, down-to-earth woman who just might, under the right circumstances, agree to date him.
- The plane is made from the estimated amount of paper an office worker gets through in one month - an astonishing 1584 sheets of A4.
- Every office worker knows that from the moment he or she enters the workplace, every move is monitored and recorded, every paperclip tagged and tracked.
- According to state government sources, the new recruits would be paid salaries of 4,000 rupees, less than half the normal salary of an office worker.
- In the first case of its kind, an office worker is suing her former employer for sacking her because her mother caught the disease.
- Despite office worker Claire repeatedly querying the £180 payment, she was told it was correct.
- In other words, I was to become either a teacher or an office worker.
- Mrs Boyes, a former office worker, has served on the committee for four years and has been involved with the club since she retired in 1992.
- An office worker said they had been told they could apply for other jobs at another site.
- Whether you are in business, a student, an office worker or a housewife, we all have one thing in common: 24 hours in every day.
- On the third night he put aside his memories and began a week of carefree enjoyment, like an office worker letting himself go on a solitary camping trip.
- The average office worker in Britain throws away about 2.4 kg of paper each week, or nearly 115 kg per year.
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