Gofer


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Gofer

An employee responsible for making coffee, picking up dry cleaning and other menial tasks. While gofers have low status and usually are poorly paid, they may have access to important persons in the company or industry. This may in turn help gofers advance their careers. This is especially the case in the entertainment sector.
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So council chiefs have invested PS130,000 in new equipment at Gofer to pick out aluminium cans, puncture and squash plastic bottles and compact the materials into tighter bales.
I suppose outsiders would look at me and say: "He's a bit of a gofer" - you know gofer this, gofer that.
My Gofer gives managers the ability to manage their entire regional tradeshow program from any Internet assessable location, allowing them complete control of all their displays, graphics and promotional materials at the click of their mouse.
I'll be chief sponsor, chauffeur, head groom, chief gofer, you name it.
If recycling is not collected, hold on to it until your next scheduled collection day, or use one of the council's bring sites or visit the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Mochdre and Gofer.
Let the doer work on his or her favorite part of a project while the gofer assists in any way possible, such as fetching supplies.
award (Paul Is Shameless Halfwit) is Princess Di's gofer Paul Burrell.
Also there to cope with the hordes of press, well three of us, was the ultra-smooth James North, Whitby's braces-wearing gofer who comes highly recommended by senior London Tories.
On the basketball court, he acts less like a star than a gofer, performing all the menial chores that don't draw much notice unless they aren't done.
Henry Gow, for McLoughlin, said that he was the gofer, who had simply acted as a driver.
The loveable bear has been followed by Keith and Orville (a green duck in a nappy) Gordon the Gofer, Andi Peters and Edd the Duck, and Bodger and Badger - famous for their mashed potato antics - to name but a few.
No stranger to hard work, he found employment with a law firm filing legal papers at City Hall and serving as an all-around gofer.