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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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Currently, in addition to the 63% of workers who say they are completely satisfied with their job security, another 27% are "somewhat" satisfied, leaving about one in 10 who are dissatisfied.
Earlier that day, the chairman said he will guarantee Kumho Tire's independent management, job security and the right to collective bargaining.
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.
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Unite said workers were demanding commitments on job security in line with their counterparts in other EU countries, as well as improvements in their pension scheme.
Mike Learmond of the FSB: 'Job security is also vital, there is no point paying high wages if the company then goes bust'
Accountant came out on top in a "conclusive" result, higher on job security (7.57), training (6.92), salary in line with responsibility (6.53) and opportunities to progress (5.98) than all other professions.
The strike was initiated to protest the lack of job security for workers, government contracts and low wages.
In Yorkshire, 20% of respondents to the survey revealed that their sense of job security has got worse compared with 19% in the same period in 2012.
While in years past, job security and pay topped the list of employee motivators, today's employees are more attracted to jobs where they can use utilize and grow their skill sets.
In terms of job security and stability, 35 per cent claim to be happy, and 28 per cent claim to be neutral.
A study of 2000 British adults, conducted by Populus, found the biggest concerns were about job security and the threat of redundancy.