Salaries and Benefits


basis /ˈbeɪsɪs/
(noun) the way things are organized or arranged; how often something happens
Example: The manager didn't have any basis for firing the employee

benefit /ˈbenɪfɪt/
(noun) an advantage that something gives you; a helpful and useful effect that something has
Example: Although the analyst earned a better salary at his new job, his benefits were better at his previous job

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

delicately /ˈdelɪkətli/
(adverb) carefully and using a lot of detail
Example: The manager delicately asked about the health of his client

eligible /ˈelɪdʒəbl/
(adjective) a person who is eligible for something or to do something, is able to have or do it because they have the right qualifications, are the right age, etc.
Example: Some employees may be eligible for the tuition reimbursement plan

flexibly /ˈfleksəbli/
(adverb) in a way that changes to suit new conditions or situations
Example: My manager thinks flexibly, enabling herself to solve many sticky problems

negotiate /nɪˈɡəʊʃieɪt/
(verb) 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/
(verb) to lift or move something to a higher level
Example: We need to raise the standard for timeliness

retire /rɪˈtaɪər/
(verb) to leave your job and stop working, especially because you have reached a particular age or because you are ill; to tell somebody they must stop doing their job
Example: She was forced to retire early from teaching because of ill health

vested /vest/
(noun) a piece of underwear worn under a shirt, etc. next to the skin
Example: The day that Ms. Weng became fully vested in the retirement plan, she gave her two weeks' notice

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

be aware of
be aware of /bi əˈwer əv/
(verb) to be conscious of
Example: Are you aware of the new employee's past work history?

achievement /əˈtʃiːvmənt/
(noun) 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