Salaries and Benefits


achievement /əˈtʃiːvmənt/
(n) a thing that somebody has done successfully, especially using their own effort and skill
Example: Joseph's achievements in R&D will go down in company history

basis /ˈbeɪsɪs/
(n) the reason why people take a particular action
Example: The manager didn't have any basis for firing the employee

be aware of
be aware of
(v) to be conscious of
Example: Are you aware of the new employee's past work history?

benefit /ˈbenɪfɪt/
(n, v) an advantage that something gives you
Example: Although the analyst earned a better salary at his new job, his benefits were better at his previous job

compensate /ˈkɒmpenseɪt/
(v) to provide something good to balance or reduce the bad effects of damage, loss
Example: The company will compensate employees for any travel expenses

delicately /ˈdelɪkətli/
(adv) easily damaged or broken
Example: The manager delicately asked about the health of his client

eligible /ˈelɪdʒəbl/
(adj) able to practicipate in something, qualified
Example: Some employees may be eligible for the tuition reimbursement plan

flexibly /ˈfleksəbli/
(adv) able to change to suit new conditions or situations
Example: My manager thinks flexibly, enabling herself to solve many sticky problems

negotiate /nɪˈɡəʊʃieɪt/
(v) to try to reach an agreement by formal discussion
Example: You must know what you want and what you can accept when you negotiate a salary

raise /reɪz/
(n, v) n: an increase in salary; v: to move up
Example: We need to raise the standard for timeliness

retire /rɪˈtaɪə(r)/
(v) to stop doing your job, especially because you have reached a particular age
Example: She was forced to retire early from teaching because of ill health

vested /'vestid/
(adj) to give somebody the legal right or power to do something
Example: The day that Ms. Weng became fully vested in the retirement plan, she gave her two weeks' notice

wage /weɪdʒ/
(n) a regular amount of money that you earn, usually every week, for work
Example: Hourly wages have increase by 20 percent over the last two years