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1The stage manager of a television production.
- ‘If I ever stopped to think that I was speaking to more than four cameramen and a floor manager, I would probably be petrified.’
- ‘Twenty people attend, including pundits, commentators, the floor manager, producer and editor.’
- ‘Sometimes I'm listening to an answer from a guest, and I'm thinking, this is great stuff and I'll look over the guests shoulder and the floor manager is giving me one minute, and I think man, how am I going to do this?’
- ‘By the time we had finished speaking, the floor manager can attest to this, we had been through two boxes of Kleenex.’
- ‘As a result, the floor manager decided to ask the audience again to make sure mobiles were switched off.’
- ‘I first met him in the Sixties, when he was a floor manager for Thames Television, and I was an actor.’
- ‘Only 18 months before, I'd been working as a floor manager at an Irish television station, listening to them on the radio, and then suddenly I was in the room with them.’
- ‘He got over his thespian aspirations pretty quickly and signed up to the infant Radio station as a vision-mixer, then a cameraman and floor manager.’
- ‘In the early 1960s Mackenzie moved to London, where he worked at the BBC as an assistant floor manager.’
- ‘Jones is a freelance floor manager.’
- ‘We however, in Adelaide, were handed them by the floor manager with headphones on, trying desperately to keep out of shot.’
- ‘He stands on the stage in front of the studio audience, the floor manager counts him in, the audience hold their breath in expectation, waiting to see what this strange man is going to do to make them laugh.’
- ‘Then the floor manager barks over the studio PA, ‘Put the seat back in!’.’
- ‘And he acts that he's a floor manager, you know, with the earphones.’
- ‘Then Smiley, my floor manager, arrives and saves the day.’
- ‘Ted was my floor manager and then he directed some stuff before he left.’
2An employee in a large store who supervises other salespeople.
- ‘A retail floor manager with several years experience earning $10 per hour may think she's not in a position to complain - after all, her earnings are 30 per cent higher than the minimum wage.’
- ‘I have visions of the floor manager saying ‘Mr Humphries are you free?’’
- ‘Louise works alongside the floor manager and with the staff.’
- ‘Oh and my floor manager was throwing pickles at me today.’
- ‘One of my floor manager supervisor type people has been behaving very strangely lately.’
- ‘Dreaming in the Midwest was frowned upon, unless it was to be something sensible like a floor manager at Wal-Mart.’
- ‘Johnson works as a floor manager at the Glasgow-based Taylor Ferguson hairdressing salon, where the treatment is carried out by a doctor and nurse.’
- ‘I took my floor manager aside and told him I was worried about her.’
- ‘I called the floor manager over, pointed out the flaws, and offered to take it off him for a generous £100.’
- ‘With chain stores, speak to the floor manager or the most senior person in the vicinity.’
- ‘The floor manager of another leading call centre adds, ‘This is already being done in cities like Delhi and Mumbai.’’
- ‘The biggest character of all, though, was our floor manager - Keith.’
- ‘I think the floor manager is seriously considering personally forking out for my membership at another sports club.’
- ‘The floor manager at Alankar Supermarkets had one experience he would like to forget.’
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