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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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HITS: Harry Potter films are winners; GO-FER IT: Euan runs an errand on the Harry Potter film set; PRIME TIME: Euan finds a shady spot to read a newspaper on his break
Now content to keep a low profile while hoping for parole, Jim works for the warden as an all-purpose go-fer and occasional snitch, making him a pariah among his fellow inmates.
When he appeared on Chris Evans' Channel 4 show TFI Friday, 22-stone Gardner made a point of stressing that he wasn't paid by Gascoigne, even though he acted as his "butler, go-fer, lover, personal assistant...and wife".
Unqualified to successfully operate his late father's Soho bar, the volatile Baby (Clark Gregg) serves as a natty lure for the ladies and relentlessly bullies Skinny (Chris Bauer), a sniveling go-fer.
The security people, the car-parkers, the runners or go-fers, the people on the gates, caterers, everyone who helps with the build up and take down of the gardens and exhibits, and even the Health and Safety officers - you are all wonderful and we do appreciate you even if we are too stressed to remember to tell you.
Van-Houang, 31, and Hung Viec Le, 27, both of no fixed address, were described as poor go-fers or labourers put to work within days of arriving in the UK.