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sinecure

noun easily managed job, easy chore, easy employment, easy job, easy labor, effortless assignment, effortless employment, effortless undertaking, effortless work, light labor, light work, simple job, soft job, undeeanding chore, undemanding job, undemanding task

SINECURE. In the ecclesiastical law, this term is used to signify that an ecclesiastical officer is without a charge or cure.
     2. In common parlance it means the receipt of a salary for an office when there are no duties to be performed.

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Then they would really be working for the best interests of Rangers, but will they take that step when it would inevitably mean the loss of some very comfortable sinecures at Ibrox?
Presidents in Iran have commonly named all sorts of advisers with many of those posts appearing to be sinecures when the men left other posts.
BARON Richard retired at the age of 54 on a gold plated pension, then landed various sinecures - many covered by the tax payer.
BARON Bichard retired aged 54 on a gold-plated pension then landed various sinecures - many covered by the taxpayer.
But more often than not, the appointments are sinecures, a reward for services rendered, or for being accommodating to the powers that be when in service.
Maybe, work efficiencies will improve as merit selection kicks in, and the poorly performing will no longer be able to loaf in sinecures and deliver poor public services.
These toothless bodies, usually headed by toothless sinecures, are restricted to correcting administration and billing errors.
And MPs in safe seats are far more likely to vote according to the dictates of party managers because such constituencies are virtually sinecures.
Those reasons should be for the good of the country as regards the aegis of the portfolio concerned but having seen the way that civil servants ignored the inventive expense claims by MPs, it is only fair to wonder if the responses given are perhaps aimed at safeguarding the sinecures that many civil servants seem to have created for themselves?
But Bousifi dismissed suggestions that apparatchiks who got rich from holding sinecures in Libya's command economy were blocking meaningful reform.
Sinecures in publishing and the academic world, which paid little and demanded less, dried up, so that writers had less time for their own work.
I do not know how many other offices or sinecures she has, but she seems to pop up everywhere - although not that often at council committee meetings, I understand, to the dissatisfaction of many of her colleagues.