What qualifies a job to be "Proper"?

  Sapins 10:13 17 Jan 2017
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Just read an article that said someone has not had a "Proper" job, so What do you think makes a proper job, and, if you believe there is a distinction what is it?

  Quickbeam 10:40 17 Jan 2017

One that pays enough to live on without having to take a second job or rely on tax credits to make ends meet in my book.

  Old Deuteronomy 11:25 17 Jan 2017

Proper job, here in Somerset, means you have done well at something or or done a good job of bodging something.

  HondaMan 14:38 17 Jan 2017

Old Deuteronomy

Slightly out of context. I agree with what you say, but the alternative, I think, is as explained by Quickbeam. Neither is wholly right or wrong, they are simply two ways of answering the question, bit like "their" and "there".

  Old Deuteronomy 16:25 17 Jan 2017

Slightly out of context. I agree with what you say, but the alternative, I think, is as explained by Quickbeam. Neither is wholly right or wrong, they are simply two ways of answering the question, bit like "their" and "there".

Fair enough but, I don't think the question is a fair one to ask. Who has the right to say someone's job is a "proper job" and another person's job is not? On the other hand I do agree with spider9~2.

  bumpkin 17:26 17 Jan 2017

One that pays a reasonable amount of money on a regular basis is my interpretation but I don,t think it is an easily definable thing. Much is a matter of one's opinion.

  Forum Editor 17:48 17 Jan 2017

The term 'a proper job' is often used when people really mean a conventional job.

I was once waiting to board an aircraft to Hong Kong when I got into conversation with a woman who was going there on holiday. She asked me what the purpose of my visit was, and when i told her I was going there to advise clients she smiled and said 'Ever thought about getting a proper job?'.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:07 17 Jan 2017

Nothing worse than getting on a plane when you know everyone else is going on holiday and you're going to work.

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