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understandable • put on • respect
cheesy • flex time
  1. When I worked at the summer camp, they made us wear these really uniforms.
  2. As a boss, it's very important that your employees you.
  3. All my friends like to dress in fancy clothes, but I just whatever makes me comfortable.
  4. Working at work makes it very difficult to plan the rest of my life.
  5. I think the fact that she is angry is very .
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751 Job Options
Jeff talks about job considerations such as pay, uniforms, and schedules.

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I prefer working in a team. Well that's understandable.

When a situation or opinion is 'understandable' it is easy to understand the reasons for it and why a person would feel that way.

Notice the following:

  1. I think it is understandable that she does not like walking alone at night.
  2. I try not to eat too much fat, and I think that's understandable.

putting on

Do you prefer working and having a uniform or do you prefer putting on whatever you want to put on?

Here, 'putting on' refers to wearing clothes or accessories on your body. The example is asking: Do you prefer to wear whatever you want?

Notice the following:

  1. When you are not at work and you don't have to wear your chef's whites do you put on whatever you want to put on?
  2. Do you prefer putting on whatever you want to put on or do you like wearing your school uniform?

get respect

I think if you have a uniform too, sometimes you get respect.

When you 'get respect,' it means that other people hold you in high esteem and think good, positive things about you.

Notice the following:

  1. Once you start to treat people with respect, then you start to get respect back.
  2. I seem to get respect from my students.

cheesy uniform

I wouldn't wear a cheesy uniform.

A 'cheesy uniform' is a uniform that does not look nice and is tacky.

Notice the following:

  1. They all laughed at me, as I had to wear a cheesy uniform.
  2. It is a really cheesy uniform, and I hate wearing it.

flex time

Would you prefer working a flexible schedule with flex time, or would you prefer set hours?

'Flex time' means that your work schedule changes from one day or week to the next.

Notice the following:

  1. After I go back from maternity leave, I am going to work flex time.
  2. She is very lucky, as she gets to work flex time.