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I want to create a table with all the people who works in a store. What would be the title of such a table? "Members"? "Workers", "Employees", something else?

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  • Welcome to ELU. See also: The Workplace Good Luck. – Kris Feb 28 '16 at 12:33
  • Try all who work in a store. – user140086 Feb 28 '16 at 12:35
  • @Kris - I didn't quite understand what is this site and how he could help me... – Sipo Feb 28 '16 at 12:36
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    Personnel, Staff, Workforce etc – NVZ Feb 28 '16 at 12:58
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about naming things, which is explicitly off-topic. – Hellion Feb 28 '16 at 13:23
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Consider Workforce

the group of people who work for a particular organization or business

Synonyms include Personnel, Staff

  • I do want to include the store owner, but he is also a co-worker since he works at the store, so he should be on the list. – Sipo Feb 28 '16 at 13:14
  • It was by mistake. I am sorry. – Sipo Mar 1 '16 at 11:50
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A boss is not necessarily an employer. A boss is someone who bosses (directs, manages, supervises,...) others.

If the employer is a corporation or other non-human entity/organization, and if the boss is also an employee, then the word is employee. This is perhaps the most common case.

If the boss is the employer (a human, such as a business owner) then there is no term I'm aware of - they are all people at XYZ organization.

And IMO, workforce refers not to an employer but to those who are employed. This can include bosses, if they too are employees.

Similarly, if the workers are not actually employees - for example, in a volunteer organization. There, bosses and those whom they boss are perhaps all members (or associates or volunteers or participants) of the organization.

  • What about "Staffer"? – Sipo Feb 28 '16 at 17:03
  • @Sipo: From WordWebOnline, a staffer is an employee, and the staff members are (1) "Personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task" or (2) "The body of teachers and administrators at a school." Staff does not usually include employers, unless s?he is also an employee, but any staff or workforce can include bosses at different levels. – Drew Feb 28 '16 at 21:52

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