job and knock
 n.— «A regular inquiry theme has been the RailCorp tradition of “job and knock”—a term for leaving a job after only a couple of hours but charging for the whole day.» —“Employee goes back to work despite theft, fraud” by Linton Besser Sydney Morning Herald May 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. C.L.Mangles says:

    Hi,
    My (UK) understanding of the term is somewhat different. Here “job and knock” means being paid a day’s wage for doing a specific job, regardless of the time taken – an incentive to the hourly-paid to get a job done quickly: finish the job and knock off.

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