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flatter with the intention of getting something


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The good news is that his brown-nosing of Akel is making progress.
Truth is always the first casualty of brown-nosing.
So now he drifts through life as a box boy at a Costco style bulk buy warehouse, content to stack shelves, pack shopping, hang out with his fellow slacker worker buddies (Andy Dick, Harland Williams, Brian George) and play pranks on Vince (Dax Shepard), the arrogantly self-absorbed brown-nosing cashier who's one win away from breaking the employee of the month record.
We start asking ourselves, why are we brown-nosing or is this simply good cooperation?
To nurture it, we'd need better pay all around (and especially in the underpaid service industry), a more leisurely pace of work, and corporate hierarchies that reward performance over brown-nosing.
Listening to them laugh about the brown-nosing graspers, she is overcome with nostalgia for those "lively collegians of earlier days.
Download numbers continue to climb for the feel-good game of the year for anyone tired of dealing with brown-nosing, know-it-all coworkers, as Office Jerk quickly became the #1 free app in 23 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, and placed among the top 5 free apps in 62 countries.
However, spare a thought for Anita Louise Combe, who plays brown-nosing administrative assistant Roz.
For once, the New Year''s honours may actually mean something, rather than resembling an elephants' ' graveyard of crinkly pop singers, theatrical luvvies and brown-nosing civil servants.
Then there's all that brown-nosing that goes with the territory.
She wrote on her profile page - which is private so it can only be seen by family and friends - that she had "never been so angry" and wanted to "smack the brown-nosing cow in the face.
But at least I did it and am in a position to rate it worthless, rather than being handed something worthless on a plate in the name of PR or brown-nosing.
Ms Usher earned the accolade for a remarkable display of brown-nosing during the Public Accounts Committee investigation into the demise of MG Rover.
As a brown-nosing colleague, the marvelous Juliet Stevenson (who played opposite Rickman in "Truly Madly Deeply") has several priceless reaction shots.
A Los Angeles police department with a mandate to clean up its act is at the center of the drama here, as brown-nosing newcomer Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) comes face to face with the entrenched thuggery of the out-of-control department.