short time


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short time

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short-time working

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week due to a shortage of work
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short time

n to work short time, be on short time (Industry) → essere or lavorare a orario ridotto
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They became a little more composed in a short time, and went away, not so much hand in hand as clinging to each other.
Apropos, should Mazarin speak to you about me, tell him that I should have requested you to acquaint him that in a short time he will see whether I am, as he says, too old for action.
Fella boy belong me you catch short time little bit.
The man upstairs waited a short time, but as his wife did not come back and his thirst grew ever greater, he said: 'I must go into the cellar myself and see where Elsie is.
Thrasybulus fell in his eleventh month, and many other tyrannies have continued a very short time.
I am equally unable to conceive that there are at this time, or can be in any short time, in the United States, any sixty-five or a hundred men capable of recommending themselves to the choice of the people at large, who would either desire or dare, within the short space of two years, to betray the solemn trust committed to them.
There is much which I have left out; much which I have not dared to tell; but you will find the story of his second search for Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, even more remarkable than was his first manuscript which I gave to an unbelieving world a short time since and through which we followed the fighting Virginian across dead sea bottoms under the moons of Mars.
They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time.
In a short time the last straggler was seen hurrying on his way, and the faint shouts of those in advance died insensibly upon the ear.
She was herself going to London in a short time, and if Mrs.
He who has annexed them, if he wishes to hold them, has only to bear in mind two considerations: the one, that the family of their former lord is extinguished; the other, that neither their laws nor their taxes are altered, so that in a very short time they will become entirely one body with the old principality.
We went back to Daman, and from thence to Diou, where we arrived in a short time.