(1). The easiest way to get at least some of what you want without getting a lot of grief (see push back) for your effort.
“I know asking Melanie to cover my shift sucks, you know, ’cause Melanie sucks…but, she still kinda wants to sleep with me, so it’s the path of least resistance if I want to still hit the Pantera concert show.”
(1). A nice way to describe the work of a low-level employee in a vain attempt to make it sound like you think what they do is way more important than what you do.
“Yeah, trading millions of dollars worth of corporate bonds every day is important to our corporate bond-trading business, but your team’s processing of account paperwork is really where the rubber meets the road!”