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Wordsmith: Job Lock

     Print Edition: May 29, 2011

What it means: An employee who wants to quit his job but doesn't want to lose his benefits.

Origin: In the 1990s, the term became popular in the United States when employees were not opting for a better job because it did not come with health insurance cover. Over the years, it has come to mean all company benefits.

Usage:
"Job lock restricts the influx of hard-working workforce."

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