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    steady job or stable job

    Which expression is correct?
    stable job or steady job?
    My English teacher says only one is correct but I can't remember which one.
    I googled them and found that they are used in the same way on the Internet. Is it just a matter of formality? Does one sound better than the other?
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    Re: steady job or stable job

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    Which expression is correct?
    stable job or steady job?
    My English teacher says only one is correct but I can't remember which one.
    I googled them and found that they are used in the same way on the Internet. Is it just a matter of formality? Does one sound better than the other?
    Both expressions are correct and almost equally used with "stable job" having 206,000 Google hits and "steady job" getting 166,000 Google hits.

    The expressions mean almost the same thing.

    A "steady job" is one that is very routine and pays a decent but not a high amount of money. It is also a safe job.

    A "stable job" is similar with the added benefit that the work is usually continuous. There are no sudden layoffs or labour strife.


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    Re: steady job or stable job

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Both expressions are correct and almost equally used with "stable job" having 206,000 Google hits and "steady job" getting 166,000 Google hits.

    The expressions mean almost the same thing.

    A "steady job" is one that is very routine and pays a decent but not a high amount of money. It is also a safe job.

    A "stable job" is similar with the added benefit that the work is usually continuous. There are no sudden layoffs or labour strife.
    Thank you...

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