Working Stiff


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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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And there's John Cothran--grandson and namesake of Sheriff John Ed Cothran of infamous Greenwood (Leflore County) in the Delta--a "working stiff" whose good heart and bad temper have left him with four broken marriages, who works as a floor manager at Home Depot and a second job stocking shelves at the Kroger supermarket to pay child support for the kids he loves, and whose ambition is a double-wide trailer in an all-white development outside Senatobia.
Farrell strikes a fatalistic tone: "For the working stiff and the single mother and seniors on fixed incomes with no health insurance, the rules just got a lot tougher and the world just became a much meaner place."
Whether you're well-heeled, or a working stiff with limited funds, there are enduring reasons for "going guided." Frankly, guided hunts save time.
You know what I mean?") He comes off as a working stiff just trying to understand as best as he can--hardly a formidable opponent for Anita.
This is not the same thing as some poor, ignorant working stiff who comes home and blows off outlandish steam about foreigners and welfare queens.
"The Measure of a Man" contemplates the extent to which an ordinary working stiff will compromise his integrity in the name of making ends meet.
It was a place a working stiff could go for a decent meal, the place a guy could take a date for some live music and dancing.
Yet even when he was a working stiff in corporate America, McNealy moonlighted as an entrepreneur.
But that was an essential element in the offense: To be guilty of aggravated treason, you have to be a leader, not just a working stiff. They claimed some people were planning to seize the National Congress, take hostages, and demand the release of MRTA prisoners in exchange.
Opposing both socialism and nationalism for the lofty reason that they would wreak havoc upon the average working stiff would be a pretty good place to start.
The performers, in alphabetical order, are Arthur Manuntag, Angelo Garcia, Colby dela Calzada, Ding Mercado, Elhmir Saison, Emcy Corteza, Eugene Villaluz, Henry Katindig, Isay Alvarez, Jacqui Magno, Jeannie Tiongco, Kiss the Bride, Maritoni Falconi, Megan Herrera, Noli Aurillo, Otep Concepcion, Pat Castillo, Rannie Raymundo, RayAn Fuentes, Rey Infante, Robert Sena, Sitti, Skarlet, Tonet Lipana, The Band Called Zion, Tillie Moreno and Working Stiff.
(It's the white guy who is the "working stiff.") Beer could be the great leveler.