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    A nine-to-five job

    Hello.
    People who work in offices have a five-day week and are often said to have a nine-to-five job.
    What does "a nine-to-five job" mean, please?

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    Re: A nine-to-five job

    A job where you work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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    Re: A nine-to-five job

    It is also often used as a metaphor for a dull and boring daily work routine.

    Please allow Dolly Parton to explain it in song.

    Or, if you prefer film, you can watch her, along with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, in a movie of the same name.
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    Re: A nine-to-five job

    I would even describe it as a Job without passion. There is work from 9am to 5pm and then your life begins. Other People are lucky to have a Job that's also their hobby.


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    Re: A nine-to-five job

    I would like to state that the connotation is not necessarily always of a soul-sucking position. A stable, 9 to 5 job in an air conditioned building with good benefits is something people can aspire to.

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    Re: A nine-to-five job

    Yeah, see lyrics of Dire Straits - Sultans of Swings: "he's got a daytime job, he's doing alright"

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    Re: A nine-to-five job

    Quote Originally Posted by juanitoh View Post
    I would even describe it as a Job without passion. There is work from 9am to 5pm and then your life begins. Other People are lucky to have a Job that's also their hobby.
    "Job" and "people" are not proper nouns. They should only be capitalized if they're one word in a proper noun (The Village People) or occur at the beginning of a sentence.
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