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What are other names for the term "employee"?

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Worker, agent, jobholder, wage-earner and staff member are some synonyms for employee. Others include representative, clerk, attendant and salesperson, while cog, slave, servant and working stiff are some synonyms for employee that carry negative connotations.

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General words related to employee include notary, operator, auditor and helper. Aide, artisan, operative and roustabout are some words synonymous with an employee who does labor, while apprentice, help, hireling, instrument and hand are synonyms for an employee who performs a service. Synonyms for an employee who does technical or manual labor include proletarian, workingwoman, laborer, factory worker and blue-collar worker, while breadwinner, income producer and wage-worker refer to an employee as someone who earns an income.

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