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    trial period / probation

    Hello,

    I'd be very grateful if someone could explain to me what the difference between "trial period" and 'probation" is (when talking about a period of time when you're watched to see if you'tre suitable for your new position). Which is more common?

    Thank you.

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    Re: trial period / probation

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'd be very grateful if someone could explain to me what the difference between "trial period" and 'probation" is (when talking about a period of time when you're watched to see if you'tre suitable for your new position). Which is more common?

    Thank you.
    I'd say "trial period" is more common.

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    #3

    Re: trial period / probation

    Thank you! If so, how should I refer to it? Are the following sentences fine?

    (1) I'm working a trial period.
    (2) I'm into my trial period
    (3) I'm having (?) a trial period.

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    #4

    Re: trial period / probation

    Silence gives consent. I'll consider them OK.

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    Re: trial period / probation

    I'd use I'm working/doing my trial/probationary period.

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    #6

    Re: trial period / probation

    Thank you

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