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    Default How to say "work routine" differently?

    Could the phrase work method be used to describe the way you work (the tasks you normally perform and the way you approach them). 'Work routine' sounds a bit negative, what could I use instead?

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    Default Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Could the phrase work method be used to describe the way you work (the tasks you normally perform and the way you approach them). 'Work routine' sounds a bit negative, what could I use instead?
    I too like to know the answer.

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    Default Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Could the phrase work method be used to describe the way you work (the tasks you normally perform and the way you approach them). 'Work routine' sounds a bit negative, what could I use instead?
    I like to know the answer too.

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    Default Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    Do you mean something like "What's a typical day at work like for you?" or "What sort of things do you do on a daily basis?"

    I don't find anything negative about work routine, but it would be easier to see the full sentence.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    I was thinking about some two-word phrase (analogous to 'work routine'). I don't know why but I have this persistent thought it exists, and I've already heard it, but at the moment I can't recall it.

    Oh well, I can't expect you to guess what I *might* have heard. But thanks for the description Barb_D.

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    Default Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    I was thinking about some two-word phrase (analogous to 'work routine'). I don't know why but I have this persistent thought it exists, and I've already heard it, but at the moment I can't recall it.

    Oh well, I can't expect you to guess what I *might* have heard. But thanks for the description Barb_D.
    I am not a teacher.

    Here are a few spitballs:
    work ethic
    daily grind
    routine
    rat race
    modus operandi
    procedure
    work habits
    habitual practice
    chores

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    Default Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Here are a few spitballs:
    work ethic
    daily grind
    routine
    rat race
    modus operandi
    procedure
    work habits
    habitual practice
    chores
    I think this one renders best what I had in mind!

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    Question Re: How to say "work routine" differently?

    I've also come up with work-patterns, especially when describing a typical day at work.

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