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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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Before the election, Mr Blur flew half way across the world to talk to Mr Murdoch's lap-dogs and gofers.
Mr Campbell is only the latest in a long line of Prime Ministerial gofers doing their master's bidding, propagating their master's propaganda and undermining their master's enemies.
Left-back Patrice Evra, 28, told how his every whim is taken care of by the club's gofers - down to the simplest of DIY jobs.
This summer and early fall, spare a thought for the operators, organizers and sundry gofers involved in what is probably the graphics industry's largest ever European road show.