Workers that fill minor support roles on the job ("assistants"), yet somehow tend to be the focus of the frustrations and negative emotions that are ever-present in the workplace.
Owner to Manager: "Company profits fell last quarter."
Manager to Salesperson: "Company profits fell last quarter because of the subpar performance of our sales team."
Owner, Manager, and Salesperson to assistant: "You lazy unproductive dipshit!
Assistant muttering to self: "Smoked a little weed in high school and wound up in this pee-on platoon"