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- n. a unit of measurement for work
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For several years Shen Jie represented his work unit at the citywide All Work Unit Table Tennis Tournament, a rollicking affair that drew enormous, enthusiastic crowds.
By the time he was assigned to work at the electronics store in the late seventies, sports had been officially rehabilitated, and Shen’s work unit fielded a variety of teams to compete in a kind of intercity workers’ league.
Shen Jie and Lu Manli stood on the ice in the paralyzing cold, wearing their old jackets over their work unit uniforms over their ragged underclothes, melting the base of each candle until it stood upright on the rink barrier.
If the work unit gave them movie tickets, the Shens would give them away to other people, unwilling to miss a single practice.