Goldbricker

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Goldbricker

A person who appears to be working, but in fact is surfing the Internet, making personal phone calls, or generally not working. A goldbricker tries to look busy but in fact is not very productive at all.
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Shackford said that there was an initial surge of some "goldbrickers" buying chain saws and generators and selling them on the street corners, but "the Georgia Pacific's and the Goodyear's are not going to gouge people and raise the prices." Home Depot, he said, is already selling to people at cost and the materials in Orlando and further north are being diverted to the affected areas.
Some were pure goldbrickers, like Sam," a former Chicago precinct worker quoted by Mike Royko in his book, Boss: "In those days to succeed in politics you sometimes had to bash in a few heads.