pencil pusher


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pencil pusher

A derogatory term for a low-level bureaucrat—e.g., in an academic centre, hospital, regulatory or reimbursement agency.
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The brands garnering the most reports of new law errors were A*Plus*Tax for DOS (15.8%) and Pencil Pushers for DOS (8.7%).
On a recent day, as Tirado and Nelson joked about being pencil pushers now stuck in an office and reminisced about their time in the field and how they served in the academy together, they listened as the crackle of Tirado's radio brought the device to life.
boymolloy VVMOST of these racecourses are run by accountants and pencil pushers, hence pricey drinks and bad food.
The research found that students who multitasked on their laptops performed significantly worse than the pencil pushers, and their effect even reached to students sitting near the laptop users.
Heather Brown wrote: "I'm sure most people with disabilities are sick to the back teeth of being told by pencil pushers what's best for them.
Hmm and now we're wishing for the next study to come our way to be on the squares in the officeC*the pencil pushers can't all be goody two-shoes right?
First off, my name ain't "Jack." It's the code name I gave these government pencil pushers long ago.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, NASA's chief bioethicist, Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., said that some astronauts had opted out of experiments conducted in space "because they were concerned that medical information on them really couldn't be private and might interfere with their getting health insurance after retirement." As Congress decides whether astronauts and the rest of us will be rejected by insurance company drones or government pencil pushers, we can imagine the following scenario:
When they designed the current-generation Civic, the Japanese pencil pushers left the soft, boring lines of its predecessor behind and went for broke.
But chances are, even if this year's increases are due to changes in how pencil pushers push their pencils, the number of women dying in and around childbirth is even higher than the CDC's most recent report indicates.
That would satisfy the pencil pushers and let a true football man get on with improving the team, while he could also take a crash course to get the qualifications over time if need be.
Today accountants are more than pencil pushers. They are analysts, advisors, marketers, managers, instructors, and planners--a much more accurate image of our profession.