“I have a desk job at an insurance company.”

English Lesson: I have a desk job at an insurance company.

You're at a party. Another guest at the party asks what you do. You answer.

I have a desk job at an insurance company.

Audio by native English speakers

(someone) has (a job)

Talk about someone's work situation with the phrase "have a job":

Does she have a job?

When I was in college, I had a job in an ice cream shop.

He has a great job.

a desk job

A "desk job" is a job in an office. It involves doing things on a computer or involving paper.

This phrase "desk job" sounds boring:

I don't want to just grow up and get a desk job in some huge corporation. I want to make a difference in the world!

an insurance company

An "insurance company" sells insurance, which is a kind of protection against bad events. For example, a health insurance company will pay for your medical bills if you get sick or injured. Common types of insurance include:

  • health insurance
  • car insurance
  • homeowner's insurance
  • life insurance (money that gets paid to someone's family if they die)

People talk about "insurance companies" like this:

The damn insurance company said that my policy didn't cover flood damage, so I didn't get anything.