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Wordsmith - Clocksucker

     Print Edition: Dec 11, 2011

Clocksucker

Meaning: An unproductive employee afflicted with poor time management skills; a waste of company money.

Origin: The IT / BPO industry, which pays employees on the number of tasks completed, popularised the term 'clocksucker' in meeting rooms in the last decade.

Usage: "The new employee is a clocksucker. He takes an entire day to complete a small task."

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