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  1. (linguistics) Initialism of Old English.
  2. (New Zealand) Initialism of Overseas Experience.
  3. (computing) Initialism of Outlook Express.

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OE (uncountable)

  1. (Internet slang) Abbreviation of overemployment.
    • 2022 September 27, Fadeke Adegbuyi, “The Unlikely Cure for Burnout? A Second Job”, in Wired[1], San Francisco, C.A.: Condé Nast Publications, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-03-23:
      In a thread on the Overemployed subreddit, one poster who pondered the divide between anti-work proponents and the overemployed received a response saying, "Antiwork and OE have an overlap. Antiwork talks about how the system is against the workers and we should tear that system down. OE thinks the system is against the workers and says 'let's exploit it.'"
    • [2022 October 7, Isobel O'Sullivan, “Overemployment: Why Are People Choosing to Work Two Jobs?”, in Tech.co[2], archived from the original on 2023-03-21:
      Overemployment, or 'OE' to those in the community, can open up lucrative opportunities to those who know how to play the game well. But is doubling your workload the answer to a rapidly volatile job climate, or is it a legally dubious practice that puts employers on the back foot?]

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OE (not comparable)

  1. (Internet slang) Abbreviation of overemployed.
    • 2022 August 27, Danny Fortson, “The rise of WFH staff secretly working for more than one firm”, in The Times[3], London: News UK, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 27 August 2022:
      Isaac has two full-time programming positions at tech companies, a contract job, and he also runs Overemployed, which he likens to an online "campfire" where fellow "OE" workers swap advice on how best to balance multiple jobs and not get caught.
    • 2022 October 17, Chris Westfall, “Troubling Trend Of Overemployment: Can A Side Hustle Get You Fired?”, in Forbes[4], New York, N.Y.: Forbes Media, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-03-04:
      Rallying on reddit, Minute-Lock6073 says, "I started telling recruiters about my interest in a second job," the cloud computing specialist explains. "Both of my managers know that I am 'OE'".

Verb edit

OE (third-person singular simple present OEs, present participle OEing, simple past and past participle OEed)

  1. (intransitive, Internet slang) To be overemployed (working more than one job simultaneously).
    • 2023 February 22, u/qviavdetadipiscitvr, “New way to bulletproof your OE”, in Reddit[5], r/overemployed, archived from the original on 22 September 2023:
      But then he might be found out at the other companies where he OEs as a transgender person. Obviously the solution is to interview as a furry
    • 2023 March 14, u/computerjunkie7410, “Piece of advice you WISHED you had prior to starting OE ?”, in Reddit[6], r/overemployed, archived from the original on 22 September 2023:
      Before that, I was at a company where I could have easily OEed but didn't because it didn't even cross my mind.
    • 2023 August 22, u/PsychologicalFail737, “Start a business?”, in Reddit[7], r/overemployed, archived from the original on 22 September 2023:
      Hello all, I have been OEing for the last two years and I am thinking of starting some kind of online business on the side but I am just lost on where to start and whether it is worth it. I am curious to know if anyone else has considered building a business with their extra income?
    • 2023 August 25, u/Evening-Mousse-1812, “How long did you work to gain experience before trying OE?”, in Reddit[8], r/overemployed, archived from the original on 22 September 2023:
      18 months. Most people advise to OE when you're an expert at your field. I can get J1s work out of the way with 6 hours of aggressive concentration weekly. J2 is a bit hard, new territory but I'm making it work.

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