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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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More recently, Chancellor Gordon Brown was off to America to deliver words of wisdom about the euro to Mr Murdoch's gofers and lap-dogs.
A club source said the gofers made sure stars' lives ran smoothly off the pitch.
One said last night: "We feel we've been reduced to mere chauffeurs and gofers.
When it became clear that she was not biting, Binay gofers went to town
Gofers could be working overtime burning and shredding incriminating documents and files-and the Court of Appeals has just given them more time to do that