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company man

A male employee whose allegiance to his company or its management—or the interests thereof—takes precedence or priority over his own opinions or the interests of his fellow workers. It's no use trying to get his help in persuading the boss to increase worker safety—he's just a company man.
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company man

A male worker more loyal to management than to his fellow workers; also, one who informs on fellow employees. For example, He'll never join in a strike; he's a company man. Dating from the 1920s, a period of considerable labor unrest, this term uses company in the sense of "a business concern" and was often applied as a criticism by supporters of labor unions.
See also: company, man

company man

n. a man who always sides with his employers. Ken’s a company man—he’ll always take management’s side.
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BEIRUT: German company MAN Diesel & Turbo said it would be supplying 14 engines for the Danish firm Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, which recently won tenders for new power plants in Zouk and Jiyye.
On the final one, the Company Man gathers the residents and tells them he is going to free one of two prisoners.
For a hundred different reasons, I never got around to writing Company Man, but like a song that gets stuck in your head, it is driving me to distraction.
He was vice president of sales at leading print hardware company MAN Roland and has over 20 years experience working within the print industry.
Other stocks buffeted by recent market volatility also featured among the risers, with mortgage firm Northern Rock ahead 15p at 735.5p and investment company Man Group up 10.75p at 489.5p.
The only choosing I had was when I became a company man. Then it would be harder!
As we reported, Ronald Wooten, the new director of West Virginia's Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training, has a reputation as a company man. He did nothing to dispel that reputation when he recently described the Sago mine as "a well-operated coal mine." During 2004 and 2005 it had an injury rate of more than twice the national average, and was cited for more than 260 violations by the U.S.
For him, Shakespeare is a company man, immersed in the needs and feedback of the Chamberlain's/King's Men.
The producers of Clave weekly newspaper and Clave Digital, Media Team Dominicana, have purchased a modern high-speed rotating press capable of printing 75,000 units per hour from German company Man Roland, reports Hoy (July 4, 2006).
This title is from East India Company man George Forster's letter of 1783, in which he expressed gratitude for having safely evaded three threats.
I recall that for a company man, Jim was very interested in the retail side of the business, and when he was promoted to his job as vice president North American sales, that interest never waned."
Although why Nick would hide the body when he was in the right seems stretched for a sensible albeit beleaguered guy, fans will want to find out what happens to this COMPANY MAN under siege from family, friends, cops, and employers.
Equally intriguing is her reading of Brent Wade's Company Man as a revision of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.
Milo, a quintessential company man who needs to fill his quota for promotion, is faced with a decision: to keep the yo-yo and assure the boy's death or return it and, maybe, give him another chance at life.
The opening chapters read like the pre-credit sequence of a 1970s disaster movie: the cast is assembled--the cowardly captain, the gallant first mate, the expectant mother, the Company man with a fortune in diamonds in his luggage--and then serially dispatched by want, the weather, exhaustion, and lack of judgement.