When some piece of code is written in a particularly obscure fashion, and no good reason (such as time or space optimisation) can be discovered, it is often said that the programmer was attempting to increase his job security (i.e. by making himself indispensable for maintenance). This sour joke seldom has to be said in full; if two hackers are looking over some code together and one points at a section and says "job security", the other one may just nod.
It is not surprising that these images should be showing up during a time of unraveling of job security.
Gianfranco Domenighetti, et al. “Impact of job security on Sexual Desire: An Exploratory Analysis.”
I made between $14,000 and $23,000 a year and had no job security.
“He said, ‘You know people think that the Tony nom is job security,’” Tveit remembers.
It was a risk; matters like health insurance, retirement pension and job security weighed heavily on Smyth.
An ad by Americans for job security depicts Indian workers in Bangalore thanking Bill Halter for outsourcing jobs at his business.
Flight attendants and pilots are concerned with their job security, pensions, and benefits.
One of the reasons why I always felt so comfortable working for the DoD is that I always felt that I had some job security.
The company was in a state of flux, and she felt uncertain about her job security.
He worked all his years there, for low wages, just for job security.