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job security

(jargon)
When some piece of code is written in a particularly obscure fashion, and no good reason (such as time or space optimisation) can be discovered, it is often said that the programmer was attempting to increase his job security (i.e. by making himself indispensable for maintenance). This sour joke seldom has to be said in full; if two hackers are looking over some code together and one points at a section and says "job security", the other one may just nod.
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Fifty-seven percent of Americans are completely satisfied with their job security, near the high of 58% recorded in 2014.
In Iran, job security is a controversial issue, as contractual employees are obliged to work beyond their capacity due to the instability of their job.
Mark Holweger, director of general insurance at Legal & General's, said: "The increase of 5% when compared with April last year is a positive sign that confidence in job security has, on the whole, increased in Wales.
Managing Director of Al-Rasim United Company Aiad Mushaikh said job security should be offered to employees based on their positions.
The survey indicates that while human resources professionals think employees long for workplace relationships, employees place more importance on tangible items, such as job security and benefits (although this may be due to the present economic situation).
The members of the Usdaw union are angry that company bosses at Reality, which has sites in 10 locations around the region, have refused to talk about a job security agreement.
In this paper we investigate the apparent contradiction between perceptions of job security and the pertinent data in Australia.
My family did not want to move unless the new position was a superior one with job security that I doubted existed in the medical marketplace.
Today, one can point to five- and six-year contracts--contracts that are commonly characterized by an emphasis on job security and that involve only modest wage increases.
Employers offering job security have adopted a variety of practices such as developing long-term and short-term hiring plans, maintaining a lean staff, hiring temporary workers for temporary increases in work and then letting them go when the work slackens, training employees to perform a variety of functions so that they can be shifted to other work if there is a slowdown, re-training employees whose jobs have become redundant to learn new jobs, transferring employees to other jobs and other job sites, work sharing, voluntary early retirements, bringing back work from sub-contractors, and taking on sub-contract work for other employers (Rosow and Zager, 1984).
Among managers who survive cutbacks, job security declines.
Corporate concern about job security, taking specific well-communicated steps to deal with issue.