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The United States and Japan pride themselves on being egalitarian societies in which “all men (and women) are created equal.” But things in the workplace don't always feel so balanced. Sometimes experience, rank, and age all work together to create a sort of corporate class system that can only be ignored at the risk of one's career.

Now the last thing we want is for any of our readers to risk their careers. So this week we're offering you a “class on class” that we think you'll find very informative!

Today's Lesson


  • A rookie is someone who has just joined an organization or just started an activity and who has little or no experience.
  • rookie とは、ある組織に入ったばかり、またはある活動を始めたばかりで、経験がほとんど、または全くない人のことです。



  1. He's still just a rookie, so he hasn't quite gotten the hang of things yet.
  2. I've known her ever since she was a rookie fresh out of college.
  3. My boss is a rookie manager who's still trying to get his bearings. He was just promoted from the manager trainee program last month.

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