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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 18. The adjective phrase today is

  • between jobs. Okay, Let's take a look at the note here. Technically speaking,

  • the phrase between jobs was supposed to mean someone left one job and was going

  • to start another job in the near future. Now this could really be. I mean maybe

  • you actually got another job in another company, but it's probably not

  • going to start until maybe next month and maybe you know you're leaving your other

  • job maybe three weeks early, or a month early. And then in that sense you are

  • truly between jobs. However, today it's used mostly in

  • another way. So that's basically what I what it meant. It meant leaving one job

  • was planning to start a new job in the near future.

  • However, today is mostly used as a euphemism. Remember, when we say

  • euphemism that's a word we use that's just a nicer word. It's it's a nicer word

  • instead of saying ... instead of saying another word. So it's a used as a euphemism for

  • unemployed . Unemployed doesn't sound good. It sounds negative. It sounds like you're

  • out of work. I don't know, maybe you're not ambitious enough. I don't know but

  • anyway between jobs sounds much nicer than unemployed. So sometimes ... a lot of

  • times people will use between jobs. What are you doing right now ? I'm between jobs.

  • A lot of people, they don't want to say I'm unemployed. I haven't worked for

  • a long time. No. I'm between jobs. It sounds more inspirational. It sounds more

  • like , you know maybe something's going to happen pretty soon. So this is why it's

  • used. So let's take a look at a few examples here. Example number one. what

  • does her husband do for a living ? Remember that's a very common way that

  • we ask what is somebody's job ? it's a very formal way. It is one of the most common

  • ways to ask what someone does for a living . What someone does for their job. And this

  • of course is an a/b part. So B says, he is between jobs.

  • He got downsized from his last company six months ago.

  • Basically he got fired. Downsized doesn't sound quite so bad. It sounds like it

  • wasn't your fault. It probably means the company was running out of work. They're

  • not doing as well. So they'll let people go. Maybe they let a lot of people go at

  • the same time. So he got downsized, but still it's been a while. Maybe it's been

  • six months, but still he's saying he's between job. Or maybe the wife or

  • somebody else is saying he's between jobs. It sounds much nicer. And number two.

  • Well it's this again is an a/b part. Now A would probably be the interviewer. So it

  • might actually be on an interview And the interviewer may say what is your

  • present employment ? And of course you're probably not working. You probably are

  • unemployed. So B would answer, I'm between jobs at the moment. Again it's a nicer

  • way of saying I'm unemployed at the moment. I don't have a job at this time.

  • Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

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