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Working Stiff

Informal; an employee in a non-management position, especially one who is treated poorly. The term often is used in reference to tensions between corporate authorities and those under them.
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The backbone of wrestling's popularity is now, as it always has been, the Saturday afternoon broadcast, timed to maximize the potential audience of school kids and working stiffs.
Law & Order and Homicide present their protagonists as low-key working stiffs with a strong sense of morals who ploddingly put together the clues that will solve a crime.
Can working stiffs or members of society who are experiencing homelessness attain better lives?
It feels less like absolution than simple desire to see someone get past a troubling personal problem many working stiffs battle with.
Amos and Micah, two of the Bible's sharpest social critics, were ordinary working stiffs like Moore, peasant shepherds who lob Yahweh's curses and judgments at wealthy and powerful Hebrews for breaking the covenant by turning their backs on widows, orphans, and aliens.
And taxes are being cut for millionaires and raised for many working stiffs.
How can we let the poor working stiffs and fixed income families freeze to death because they can't afford $200, $300 or $400 per month for heating bills?
It's not just a line proffered by a young boy with an exceptional range of vision, it's now the case for all those working stiffs in search of emotional consolation who plump themselves down in front of the boob tube during prime time.
It's clear that Stanley and Danko see their modern-day millionaires as virtuous working stiffs who have it all over the flashy celebrities or CEOs living far beyond their means.
Working stiffs are devoting their futile little lives to futile little jobs, like running a Fresh 'n Frosty machine.
That's essentially what's going on here, with a mild twist: Horny 20- somethings playing affluent variations on Bill Murray's ``It just doesn't matter'' '80s persona look down their blue-blooded, probably surgically enhanced noses at working stiffs and mildly patronize them.
Starship Regulars" is a comedy about the ordinary working stiffs -- men and women, earthlings and other species -- aboard an interplanetary military spaceship.