chairwarmer

chairwarmer
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
slang : one who habitually lounges in a chair : loafer:
a. : a person (as one not registered as a guest) who sits for prolonged periods in hotel lobbies
b. : an employee (as one in a sedentary occupation) who is superfluous or who makes little effort to apply himself to his work

the seniority rule … discourages ability and efficiency, and encourages the chairwarmer — S.T.Williamson & Herbert Harris


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