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    Default the action that a person is employed for his close relation with the boss is .....

    What do we say to the action that a person is employed because of his close relationship with the boss not because he deserve that. What is the word in English for this action?

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    Default Re: the action that a person is employed for his close relation with the boss is ...

    Nepotism.
    Jobs for the boys.
    Jobs for the girls. (This is a somewhat newer phrase than the one above.)
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    Default Re: the action that a person is employed for his close relation with the boss is ...

    Would you please give me a sentence for that? Thanks

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    Default Re: the action that a person is employed for his close relation with the boss is ...

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    Would you please give me a sentence for that? Thanks​.
    You know what they mean because you gave the original definition so why don't you try to put them in a sentence and then we will comment on your attempt. That is the best way to learn.
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    Default Re: the action that a person is employed for his close relation with the boss is ...

    You know I didn't get the use of these phrases as 'jobs for the boys' and 'jobs for the girls'. That's why I asked for an example. Is that related to Nepotism?

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    Default Re: the action that a person is employed for his close relation with the boss is ...

    "Nepotism" is giving jobs to members of your family.
    "Jobs for the boys/girls" refers to people giving other people jobs because they went to the same school or belong to the same clubs. The usual phrase is "jobs for the boys" because, in the past, most upper-level jobs were held by men and they were known for giving jobs to their friends instead of given them to the best applicant. As time has gone on, more women have entered high-level jobs and now a lot of them are known for giving jobs only to women, rather than to the best applicant.
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