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English translation: shiftwork

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04:27 Aug 26, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: travail en service continu
and travail en service semi-continu. Can this be translated as work on continuous and semi-continuous duty or are there other terms for this in English?
Thanks
Havona
Netherlands
Local time: 01:08
English translation:shiftwork
Explanation:
More context needed (as always!), but one translation of "travail en service continu" is shiftwork (see eur-lex reference). In that context, "travail en service semi-continu" (and "travail en service discontinu") would be shift systems not covering 24 h/day 7 d/week (see eurofound reference).
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David Sirett
Local time: 01:08
Grading comment
I think that this is indeed what was intended. Thanks for your help
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1continuous duty / semi-continuous duty
Francesco D'Alessandro
nashiftworkDavid Sirett
nacontinuous service/permanent employment
CLS Lexi-tech
naPart time
1964


  

Answers


4 mins
Part time


Explanation:
I think service times in part time jobs implied.
semi-continous is used but scientific term , out of context

1964
Turkey
Local time: 03:08
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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11 mins
continuous service/permanent employment


Explanation:
It depends entirely on the context

See GDT "service continu" (social and economic policy)
continuous service

Temps écoulé depuis l'entrée en service d'un salarié n'incluant pas les interruptions de travail.


Work on a permanent basis might also apply

regards

paola l m


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 19:08
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Poornima Iyengar
1 min

disagree  1964: It is semi continous not continous
3 mins
  -> Thank you. The heading, though, says otherwise. Easily adaptable. , e
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13 mins peer agreement (net): +1
continuous duty / semi-continuous duty


Explanation:
are perfectly legitimate if you're speaking about mechanical devices

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if you are talking about peple you might say full-time job / part-time job

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 00:08
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 67

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BOB DE DENUS: Yes, for mechanical devices. Without context it is difficult.
5 mins

agree  Maya Jurt
5 mins

disagree  1964: not mechanical device full time and part time services
50 mins
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3 hrs
shiftwork


Explanation:
More context needed (as always!), but one translation of "travail en service continu" is shiftwork (see eur-lex reference). In that context, "travail en service semi-continu" (and "travail en service discontinu") would be shift systems not covering 24 h/day 7 d/week (see eurofound reference).


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/lif/dat/1972/en_372R1369.htm...
    Reference: http://www.eurofound.ie/publications/files/EF0009FR.pdf
David Sirett
Local time: 01:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2045
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I think that this is indeed what was intended. Thanks for your help
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