Failing to reach job performance standards despite repeated claims to the contrary from one's superior.
Kevin, according to his boss, is working like the dickens day and night. Unfortunately, he's failing miserably at his job.
by Timberwolves Central April 13, 2006
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(simile) -- Means working hard on everything BUT your own job.
Kevin has been working like the dickens lately. He has picked up a nasty addiction to cribbage and fishing but continues to suffer with his own job performance.
by Timberwolves Central April 07, 2006