Desk Jockey

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Desk Jockey

A slang term for an office worker. Examples of desk jockeys include insurance adjusters and tax preparers.
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Every summer, more than 2,000 desk jockeys leave their day jobs across America to decamp to the Wasteland Weekend festival in the heat of the southern Californian desert.
The story quoted an "officer commanding of military information of the CAF" as saying that a) very few of the troops and Veterans who form and join an MC are actual causes for concern, and that b) the main concern is that "1 %ers" MC's (often referred to as "outlaw bikers/outlaw motorcycle clubs" by tabloid journalists and police desk jockeys) will exploit their friendly associations with these troops and veterans to gain access to ordnance and tactical expertise.
In-work and out-of-work benefits have been completely frozen; the disabled are routinely robbed of vital monetary support and the unemployed made to starve whilst government desk jockeys decide how many Christmas benefit sanctions to dish out.
In-work and out-of-work benefits have been completely frozen; the disabled are routinely robbed of vital monetary support; and the unemployed are made to starve while Government desk jockeys decide how many Christmas benefit sanctions to dish out.
He and his staff, desk jockeys all, broke Japanese code in time to alert US naval forces to the coming June 1942 attack on the mid-Pacific's Midway Atoll.
But desk jockeys needn't worry - nobody is asking them to man the barricades.
So do thousands of desk jockeys. And bankers and drivers and machine operators and finance people who number crunch without physical exertions.
While the current inability to stream elementary MP4 files might be solved soon, don't underestimate the need to serve content in emerging formats, which drives additional needs for transcoding primary content for road warriors and desk jockeys alike.
In a world without smartphones, Facebook remains mostly a PC browserbased service, a kind of diary for desk jockeys. Tweets would be little more than text messages telling you where your friends are.
But British Airways desk jockeys could not be moved and insisted Fozzie would not be permitted to fly without prior arrangement.
But it baffles me why we have become lunch-hour desk jockeys. No doubt job insecurity has played a part.
While desk jockeys struggle to diversify their skills in a time of employment uncertainty, freelancers depend on diversity to stay in business--which may be their competitive advantage.