assignment: 1 [uncountable and countable] a piece of work that is given to someone as part of their job
high-caliber: 1 [uncountable] the level of quality or ability that someone or something has achieved of somebody's calibre
Where will we find another man of his calibre?
The school attracts a high calibre of student.
severance pay:money or other things that you get when you have to leave a company because your employer no longer has a job for you
'I am learning all the time, The tombstone will be my diploma.'
- Eartha Kitt(U.S. jazz/pop singer, 1928 - )