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An employee who, although competent at his or her tasks, underperforms and is carried by his or her work colleagues. Unsurprisingly, chiselling is frowned upon by other employees and chisellers are persuaded or coerced into improving their performance by co-workers. Chiselling can be a particular problem when employees work in teams and receive team-based pay. [See skiver and skiving.]

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