- the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production
- workers, esp factory workers organized in a union
- (as modifier) ⇒
Example Sentences Including 'shop floor'
A lot of people have multiple servers across the shop floor all running Windows, with all their web infrastructure hooked up.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Cosatu also needed to take stock of its weaknesses on the shop floor , delegate after delegate argued.
SA Star (2005)
I prefer just to be a shop floor worker, a body mechanic, a mainstream contract plumber, and get on with the job in hand.
British Medical Journal (2002)
In what other business would you appoint to a senior managerial position someone straight from the shop floor.
It is, for example, common in the retail industry to bulk replace lamps in order to minimise disruption to the shop floor trading.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Most of them have risen to the top from the shop floor by treading on anybody who got in their way and by their exploitation of the workers.
She blew her nose loudly so it would look as if she was preparing herself for going onto the shop floor.
JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
She was already back behind her counter as he walked across the shop floor.
HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
This was a scheme for head office top brass to get a taste of what it was like to work on the supermarket shop floor.
SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)
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