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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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When job security around the world is dead or dying, one should now focus on income security.
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In addition, previous researchers of job security and work outcomes have mainly conducted studies in the West, limiting understanding of related phenomena in the context of Chinese culture.
According to this classification, one of the major responsibilities of the society is to provide job security.
Male workers have also seen a 2% increase in confidence over the course of the year, with 72% of male working adults saying that they were confident about their job security in January this year, compared to 74% in the most recent Job Security Index results.
However, even those with the 'best job in the world', whose levels of job security outweigh other careers, should not be complacent.
This does not cover housing and food, this strike could be [our only] opportunity to pressure the government for a raise and for job security," he told the Yemen Times.
Some 76% of private sector workers are more confident about their job security compared with 73% of public sector employees.
Latest figures from Legal & General's Job Security Index show that confidence in job security among Welsh workers has increased by 5% since April 2012, when confidence was at 67%.
Opportunities to Use Skills and Abilities 63% Job Security 61% Compensation / Pay 60% Communication between Employees 57% and Senior Management Relationship with Immediate Supervisor 54% Benefits 53% Organization's Financial Stability 52% The Work Itself 52% Management's Recognition of 50% Employee Job Performance Autonomy and Independence 48% Feeling Safe in the Work Environment 47% Overall Corporate Culture 42% Flexibility to Balance Life and Work Issues 40% Career Advancement Opportunities 42% Relationships with Co-workers 40% of U.
A study of 2000 British adults, conducted by Populus, found the biggest concerns were about job security and the threat of redundancy.
Job security comes with the purchase of this business.