jobs for the boys


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jobs for the boys

  (British & Australian)
work that is given by someone who is in an important position to their friends or members of their family They operated a system of jobs for the boys.
See also: boy, job
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In the story, headlined Jobs For The Boys Claim, I told you that Pat McHugh, a Mayo-based FF Councillor and auctioneer, was appointed to the Dundalk Port Company board in far-off Co Louth.
SNP leader John Swinney has railed against jobs for the boys in the Labour Party, but the bungling Nats boss can't even spell cronyism.
I for one will not be wasting my time voting as I see it as either jobs for the boys or just another smokescreen of cannon fodder to take the blame instead of the CON/DEM Government.
Is this the ultimate example of Labour's jobs for the boys policy, or an admission that all is lost and it is a calling together of all the old gang for a farewell bash?
TONY Blair was fighting off charges of jobs for the boys yesterday as he battled to reassert his leadership.
The City is seen as a largely male preserve, with jobs for the boys from England's oldest elite public schools.
The present situation is more like jobs for the boys in the civil service.
In a clear hint that some existing employees are unlikely to get 43 jobs with the trusts, Mr Thompson added: 'These new senior posts will not be jobs for the boys.
Improving the lives of ordinary people should come before politicians' moves to secure jobs for the boys, the Deputy First Minister said.
Once again, it's a case of jobs for the boys and double standards for our political representatives.
He stressed that renationalisation should not encourage waste or jobs for the boys.
If readers think that the past political structures offered opportunities for corruption, cronyism and jobs for the boys and girls, then stand by for shocks with elected mayors and cabinet.
We tend to think that jobs for the boys and girls are something new.
He said: "I suspect it's more about jobs for the boys and alleviating political pressures.
As if the only thing that matters are jobs for the boys at any cost.
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