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    #1

    Can you slot her into a job

    Hi teachers.

    I have a friend who's in charge of a company's sales department. My cousin is looking for a job these days and I want to help her, so I asked my friend "Can you slot her (my cousin) into a job in the sales department?

    I wonder if it's natural.

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    #2

    Re: Can you slot her into a job

    Some native speakers might say it. I don't know what slot her into expresses that find her wouldn't say more succinctly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Can you slot her into a job

    Yes, it's natural. It's office-speak — that is, it's the way office workers often talk. (I don't, but many do.)

    Job positions are often called slots, especially when they're vacant: "We have three slots to fill in the accounting department."

    "Can you slot her in?" turns the noun into a verb: "Can you use her to fill an open position?"
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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