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    Default What is "between jobs"???


    Hello,

    He is between jobs.

    What does he mean?
    1. He has more than 2 jobs now. So he must be busy.
    2. There are some job opportunities, he's considering which one to
    choose.
    3. He is a student but he has a part-time job.


    Help Help Help~
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    sabrina

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    If someone is "between jobs", it means they are currently unemployed. It means they are between having their last job (which has ended) and having their new job (which has yet to start).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    If someone is "between jobs", it means they are currently unemployed. It means they are between having their last job (which has ended) and having their new job (which has yet to start).


    Dear Webmaster,

    About your last sentence, I'm confusing.

    I think the sentence should be

    --> It means they are between having their last job (which has ended) and having their new job (which has not yet to start).

    because you mentioned in the first sentence which means they don't have jobs currently.

    Is my logic rite?

    sabrina

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    If someone is "between jobs", it means they are currently unemployed. It means they are between having their last job (which has ended) and having their new job (which has yet to start).


    Dear Webmaster,

    About your last sentence, I'm confusing.

    I think the sentence should be

    --> It means they are between having their last job (which has ended) and having their new job (which has not yet to start).

    because you mentioned in the first sentence which means they don't have jobs currently.

    Is my logic rite?

    sabrina
    The original phrase is correct. "Has yet to start" means "has not yet started".

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    Danke schoen, Mike.


    :wink: sabrina :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Danke schoen, Mike.


    :wink: sabrina :wink:
    You're welcome. +|

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Danke schoen, Mike.


    :wink: sabrina :wink:
    Hallo, Sabrina

    Wie geht's dir? Kann ich was fragen-und zwar bist du Deutsche?

    Best regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by henry

    Hallo, Sabrina

    Wie geht's dir? Kann ich was fragen-und zwar bist du Deutsche?

    Best regards,

    Henry

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    Wie geht's,Henry
    Ich heisse nicht Deutsche. I learn a bit Deutsch.

    sabrina

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    The original phrase is correct. "Has yet to start" means "has not yet started".

    Can I say 'He is in between jobs' ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    The original phrase is correct. "Has yet to start" means "has not yet started".

    Can I say 'He is in between jobs' ?



    sabrina
    You could, but that would change the meaning. I would read that as a guy with two jobs or two tasks and he is in between working on one and the other.

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