In the area of Human Resources, if you have an outgoing employee who is either loved
and/or cared for a great deal, or they are unbearable, and you have someone who is not quite available yet who fits the bill perfectly, you hire an employee temporarily not telling them that their position is temporary, wherein they bear the brunt of disdain and bad feelings of friends, fans, or fellow employees and is fired on some trumped up charge to get the final or “permanent” projected employee.
This is named after the famous dynamic between beloved morning anchor Jane Pauley leaving her post on the Today show, replaced with the hapless pawn Deborah Norville, who took all the slings, arrows, hatred and derision from the public, forcing her OUT of the position, only to be replaced by Katie Couric waiting in the wings. Have YOU ever been “Norvilled”?
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