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“It's why the word "jobsworth" is unique to Britain.”
“Unfortunately the "jobsworth" I asked was insistent that I should join the back of a long queue of the general public, standing outside in the pouring rain, waiting for the security clearance I knew I already had if I could only find my pass.”
“Because of the "jobsworth" attitude of many of the civil servants & various EU type regulations, I ended up doing about 2 months worth of REAL work that I could have done in a non govermental company!”
“Rather than providing information, transparency and honesty, the face of BA was shouting at customers with a 'jobsworth' attitude.”
“' UK plc must distance itself from the 'jobsworth' approach and those instances where health and safety is used as a convenient excuse for not doing something. '”
“I'd wondered, a bit, why some of them had such 'jobsworth' attitudes to passengers - I'd imagined it was just being tired from long-haul flights, but it sounds as if it's more the nature of the beast.”
“It also included a "jobsworth" award for overzealous officials.”
“jobsworth' Council Officers are not enthusiastic about sorting out illegal travellers 'sites that are dotted around the neighbourhood.”
“Another despicable British "jobsworth" (rigid and petty rule-follower): "A coach driver refused to let a woman get off his vehicle near her home - even though she was desperate to get to her dying mum's hospital bedside.”
“The latter was described as being "hampered by delays, communication failures, tactical confusion and a jobsworth adherence to protocol that at times defied common sense".”
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