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A service station attendant.
- ‘Not every one who started as a petrol pump jockey rises to head one of the largest conglomerates this country has seen, or starts off as a lowly clerk to climb to head the Petroleum Ministry.’
- ‘Well, up till now anyway, as you may find your local gas station closed at night to save the country's fuel and put the pump jockeys out of work.’
- ‘If you know of a gas station in Arvada, Colorado that needs a full-service pump jockey, let me know.’
- ‘Maybe it's time for gas stations to ditch the pump jockey and hire grief counselors instead.’
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