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Bank Clerk or Bank Worker Options
kitman
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:46:20 AM

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What is the difference between Bank Clerk and Bank Worker?

When do you use Bank Clerk? And when do you use Bank Worker?

Is there a big difference?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:41:04 AM

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A 'clerk' is specifically someone who does clerical work - keeping records, typing, attending to correspondence, or filing.

A manager could be called a "bank worker" and so could a cleaner.

I've never heard of anyone being called a bank worker, though, or a bank clerk.

There would be "a cleaner", "a bank teller", "a clerk", "a bank manager", "a branch manager of a bank", "a security guard", "a marketing executive", "a personal secretary" and so on - any of them might work in a bank.



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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 2:38:29 PM
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Here I have to disagree with DragOnspeaker.

My elder brothers first job was as a bank clerk for the then Midland Bank it is used in British English quite commonly, the term for a bank teller is the American title for the same job.

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NKM
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I, for one, shall not complain about DragO's having acquired some American habits.

TMe
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:39:36 PM

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What about a 'bank employee'?

Deliberate practice of one hour is worth ten hours of normal practice.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:10:37 AM

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Sarrriesfan wrote:
Here I have to disagree with DragOnspeaker.

My elder brothers first job was as a bank clerk for the then Midland Bank it is used in British English quite commonly, the term for a bank teller is the American title for the same job.

Oh OK - In my bank, the 'please wait here' signs use 'teller' for the normal "quick deposit or withdrawal" counters and 'assistant' for the "loan and mortgage" people who have their own desk or interview office.
I guess that's to differentiate between the different types of 'clerk'.


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kitman
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:38:53 PM

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Thanks everyone.
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