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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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Instead of extending the age of retirement, as indeed several countries such as the US have done, the government of India seems to have adopted an ad hoc policy of rehiring and almost anyone who is anyone, manages to find a sinecure, post- retirement.
6) The waging of war on an unprecedented scale, radicals alleged, furnished the government with an irresistible opportunity to raise taxes to preposterous levels, grossly to inflate the incomes attached to sinecures as well as to more "efficient" administrative positions, and to multiply the patronage at its disposal in the form of public offices and contracts.
In some of these sinecures there was no work to be done, ancient responsibilities having withered away although the incomes continued to be paid.
LADY TENURE AWARDS OBEDIENT SHEEP WITH LIFE-ONG JOB SINECURES.
The main political parties, all desperate to cling on to power and well-paid sinecures, are jockeying and manoeuvring to manipulate the agenda for the media and the public and this allows for a fascinating insight into the dark recesses of the political mind-set.
from the politicians, before skipping off into other, well-paid sinecures.
Or, to the cost of the taxpayer, will the jobs at their disposal become sinecures for their not so competent friends and relatives?
Our new immigrants will continue to keep wages low in the United Kingdom, in the face of the storm of inflation which is already being loosed on the British people while our soon-tobe-ejected Labour MPs scour the nation's board rooms in search of highly paid sinecures.
She has spent her whole life pontificating in cushy sinecures and on well-paid quangos but what has she actually done?
The same one that owns The Washington Times, setting the right's agenda in the capital and providing sinecures to many a conservative writer.
No major report, however, has noted this inconsistency or the price to the public of emasculating the Hatch Act without simultaneously doing away with federal sinecures.
It has forced competitive business to the wall and found sinecures for the Government-protected few.