A trip taken by one or more co-workers during the work week, which has no legitimate work or family purpose, and is achieved through misdirection to fool work colleagues into believing it is a legitimate family trip and to fool spouse/family into believing it is a legitimate business trip. When executed properly, this seldom used, high-risk tactic, can result in significant time away from both work and family but often results in awkward silences with or nonsensical explanations to co-workers and apologies to spouses and/or family members. The “flea flicker” is considered an extreme variant of the “stretch
Worker 1: Have you seen co-worker X, Y or Z this week?
Worker 2: No, I thought they were in New York for meetings.
Worker 1: There are no meetings in New York this week, they must be running the flea flicker again and I can’t wait to hear the explanations for their simultaneous disappearances.
literally someone whose job it is to flick fleas
off of their employer
, employers family or guests.
someone of extremely low social standing, who is obliged to engage in humiliating
professions just to get by
thrives off of her paparazzi
If it hadn't been for his family name and inherited wealth, George W Bush
would like have amounted to little more than a flea flicker.
An unorthodox work place maneuver designed to return the responsibility of an assignment, delegated by the office quarterback
, back to the office quarterback.
Sam: "The office quarterback tried to hand off more assignments to me today. I audibled flea flicker under pressure."
John: "So, Rob took care of it?"
Sam: "Hells yeah