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phrases describing workers
Clerical staff member
Mieko-san knew she'd have to start as a pencil pusher when she joined the company and said she didn't mind.
Accounting or finance staff member
Takiguchi-san studied law at university but joined the accounting department and became a bean counter.
An assistant; one who goes for a boss
Ando-san said she is tired of being a gofer for the sales manager and will try to get transferred to another section.
Note: This word is derived from go for and gopher, a small animal that rushes busily about.
A manager who approves projects without questioning them
Suzuki-san is not a rubber-stamper so be prepared to answer his questions when he reviews your proposal.
A consultant brought in to do a special assignment
Many companies bring in hired guns to help them through a merger.