Deceptionist

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Deceptionist

A slang term for an administrative assistant among whose primary responsibilities is to limit access to his/her boss. A deceptionist may be hired if the boss is extremely busy, or if he/she simply does not want unnecessary issues to bother him/her. Deceptionists enable their bosses to avoid people without creating enemies.
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The great riggers were deceptionists - amateur magicians - slipping the pea out of the thimble with a flick of the fingers.