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    #1

    backdoor entry

    "I got into this (job) by the back door."
    Do these all work?
    1. get into the job through/by the backdoor.
    2. backdoor entry into a company
    3. backdoor entrance into a company
    I'm also wondering what are the cases of
    'backdoor employment'.
    e.g. an influential politician's son
    getting a job without taking entrance exams?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: backdoor entry

    Do these all work?
    1. get into the job through/by the backdoor.
    "through the backdoor", not by.
    "How did he get hired?"
    "Oh, they brought him in through the backdoor; his dad is the boss."

    2. backdoor entry into a company
    No

    3. backdoor entrance into a company
    No


    I'm also wondering what are the cases of
    'backdoor employment'.
    e.g. an influential politician's son
    getting a job without taking entrance exams?

    Through the backdoor is the only use I am familiar with.
    "He did not have to take the entrance test, he got in through the back door because his dad is the mayor."

    RELATED PHRASE

    "Under the table job"... a job where the company does not tell the government you have a job; you do not pay taxes, have health benefits, you are paid with cash, not a check, etc.

    Companies hire people under the table when they want to save money on taxes. It is illegal.

    "We want you to work for us for a month, but we can only hire you under the table."
    "No thanks, I need to have health insurance, so I need a regular job."

    "I can fix your house for $500, but it will be only $300 if you pay me under the table in cash, not by check (so I do not have to pay taxes on it.)


    • Join Date: Jun 2003
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    #3

    Re: backdoor entry

    Thank you very much for the valuable answer with
    a lot of sample sentences.
    Itasan

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