desk jockey


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desk jockey

A worker who spends the majority of their time seated at a desk. Humorously likened to the jockey of a horse. I was breaking my back working construction for five years before I finally got a job as a desk jockey at the local bank. I feel sorry for all those desk jockeys trapped inside for eight hours a day.
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desk jockey

n. someone who works at a desk in an office. (Patterned on disk jockey.) I couldn’t stand being a cooped-up desk jockey.
See also: desk, jockey
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The people who want to take away these benefits are highly paid desk jockeys who will never know what it's like to try and make ends meet, usually against all the odds.
The annoying Chevy Chase and his sometime sidekick Dan Akroyd star in this mindless so-called comedy as US government desk jockeys Emmet Fitz- Hume and Austin Millbarge.
I suspect that, had the men of the Royal Welch talked like the pencil-necked, paper-pushing desk jockeys that obviously hold sway at the Ministry of Defence, the regiment's roll of honour would have been curtailed more than somewhat.
There is no doubt in my mind the ivory tower desk jockeys in Whitehall and their political masters have completely lost the plot.
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It is time the EC started listening to the people who work in the fishing industry rather than to the desk jockeys and scientists who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
I understand that this year over 450 desk jockeys representing some 97 teams from our business community will endeavour to traverse 26 miles of fell and forest in England's green and pleasant Lake District.
Not for desk jockeys, not for buildings and equipment (uniforms and personal equipment are included in yearly cost per employee), not for administration of consent degrees, etc.
Which is why he feels well placed to offer 500 Reasons Why I Hate The Office, a very funny book that will have desk jockeys everywhere nodding in agreement at his incise and tart observations.
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But desk jockeys needn't worry - nobody is asking them to man the barricades.
But Mr Coppinger is going to have a very long wait finding any spare work placements for offenders because it seems those desk jockeys at the job centre have beaten him to it.
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