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    Hello there,

    Can we say : "My boss is satisfied with my job"?

    would it be better to say : "my boss is satisfied with my work"?

    Are both correct?

    Thanks

    W

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    Hello there,

    Can we say : "My boss is satisfied with my job"?

    would it be better to say : "my boss is satisfied with my work"?

    Are both correct?

    Thanks

    W

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    No, they are not both correct. There is a difference between job and work.
    A job is the position held. Your work is that which you do in that position.

    "My boss is satisfied with my work" means that your boss is satisfied with your performance in that job.

    "My boss is satisfied with my job" would tend to suggest that your boss has been demoted to your position, and is happy about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotmetal View Post
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    No, they are not both correct. There is a difference between job and work.
    A job is the position held. Your work is that which you do in that position.

    "My boss is satisfied with my work" means that your boss is satisfied with your performance in that job.

    "My boss is satisfied with my job" would tend to suggest that your boss has been demoted to your position, and is happy about that!
    Welcome to the forum,hotmetal.
    Nice postings.Keep it up.
    The answer in my post is highlighted in pink.
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    rj1948.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotmetal View Post
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    No, they are not both correct. There is a difference between job and work.
    A job is the position held. Your work is that which you do in that position.

    "My boss is satisfied with my work" means that your boss is satisfied with your performance in that job.

    "My boss is satisfied with my job" would tend to suggest that your boss has been demoted to your position, and is happy about that!
    I'm really sorry to barge in.
    May I ask you a question?
    I think there is an expression "Good job!" or "You did a good job!"
    What does "job" mean in these cases?
    They("Job" and "work") are really confusing to me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I'm really sorry to barge in.
    May I ask you a question?
    I think there is an expression "Good job!" or "You did a good job!"
    What does "job" mean in these cases?
    They("Job" and "work") are really confusing to me as well.
    Have you got a job?
    Yes.I have.
    I think you understand now,tzfujimino.
    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Have you got a job?
    Yes.I have.
    I think you understand now,tzfujimino.
    Regards,
    rj1948.
    hmm...I'm not sure...
    Well, you mean..."Are you employed by...." "Yes, I am." in your sentence?

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    No problem Tzfujimino! Happy to try to help.
    The expressions "Good job!", "You did a good job!" mean "well done". In these cases they mean that something you have done was well executed, or has pleased someone.
    The word "job" can mean slightly different things. For example:
    1 - Your regular employment: "What job do you do?" "I'm a typesetter"
    2 - One of many pieces of work you carry out as a tradesman: "That last job we did at the new building site".
    There are also vulgar meanings of the word 'job' which apply to bodily functions or sex, but I will not discuss this here. Usually job means either 1 or 2 above.

    Work is what you do when you are doing your job. Work is also used to mean "place of work". So you can say "At work, I have to do my job well, and I must work hard or I will be reprimanded".

    "Good job!" can also mean "that is just as well", when used as an interjection or exclamation. For example: "He was driving so fast he nearly killed a pedestrian!" "Good job his brakes worked properly then!"

    I hope this is not confusing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotmetal View Post
    Work is what you do when you are doing your job.
    Thank you for your kind explanation, hotmetal!

    "Work is what you do when you are doing your job"....
    I can't really see the difference between "work" and "job" here.

    My boss is satisfied with my job (I'm doing).
    My boss is satisfied with my work (I do).

    They sound similar to me, somehow....
    I'm really sorry my brain might be dead.

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    Ah.....I think I understand what you mean!

    "My boss is satisfied with my work."
    "Work" here is used like "achievement" or "performance."

    "My boss is satisfied with my job."
    "job" here is like....."job itself", not what I've achieved.

    So "My boss is satisfied with my job." sounds odd!

    Are they what you mean?

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