(1). To have an actual office in another location (Psst! It’s just a broom closet with a phone!), allowing the company to advertise a local presence (see boots on the ground) when, in fact, there is none.
“We want to start looking into expansion into that Appalachian Outlaws place on TV. Now, we’re going to need bricks and mortar down there, so…Steve! Congratulations! You’re our new Regional Director! Now, go get packed!”
(1). A term used to describe an individual who does not work for any particular department within a company. Therefore this person is either your boss, or the first person to get fired when things go south.
“Ross is a man with no country, a loner Dottie, a rebel. He also didn’t make his quota, so please hand him this box to collect his things.”