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[word-lover] 2009-01-15 BBC: Keep Your English Up To Date

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24/7

Most of my work is done on line these days. And Im surprised at how many people expect me to be available 24/7, answering emails as soon as they arrive night or day.

It wasn't too long ago that people tended to work a fixed timetable. Once the work was done, they headed home and that was it for the day.

But the rise of internet, online shopping and banking and other always on services has given us this idea that everything should be available all of the time. And that's where the expression "24/7" comes in.

When something's 24/7, you can pretty much guarantee that it's always available, or that a service is offered all day without interruption around clock.

The Oxford English Dictionary first included "24/7" way back in 1983. But its only in recent years that its becoming so widespread, covering shops, websites and even people.

These days you might even find 24/7/365, meaning that a service is available every day of the year, which more or less describes my work routine.
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HW
Most of my work is done online these days, and more surprise is how many people expect me to be available 24-7, answering e-mail as soon as they arrived night or day, it wasnt too long ago, people tended to work at fixed time table, once work was done, they had home and that was it for the days, but the rise of internet, online shopping and banking and another always on services, has give this idea everything  should be available all of the time, and thats 24/7 commited, when something is 24/7, you can pretty much grantees it is all available or the services is offered all day without interruption around the clock. The Oxford English Dictionary first included 24/7 way back in 1983, but its only recent years it become so webspread, covering shops, websites and even people, these days you may even find 24/7 365, leading the service available at every day of the year, which more and less describes my work .
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24-7
Most of my work is done online these days, and Im always surprised at how many people expect me to be available 24-7, answering e-mails as soon as they arrive, night or day.
It wasnt too long ago that people turned to work a fixed time table. Once the work was done, they headed home and that was it for the day. But the rise of Internet, online shopping and banking, and other always on services, has given the idea that everything should be available all of the time. And thats where the expression 24-7 comes in.
When something is 24-7, you can pretty much guarantee thats always available or the services are offered all day without interruptions around the clock.
The Oxford English Dictionary first included 24-7 way back in 1993. But its only in recent years that it becomes so wide-spread, covering shops, websites, and even people. These days you might even find 24-7-365, meeting the services available every day of the year which more or less describes my work routine.
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