corporate concierge
n. An employee whose job entails performing the personal tasks—such as making dinner reservations and taking in dry cleaning—of other employees who have no time to do these things themselves.

Example Citation:
With companies trimming their support staffs, more and more executives are looking outside their work forces for services once handled by secretaries and administrative assistants. And a growing number — no one knows quite how many — of corporate concierges have been setting up shop to fill the need. With desks in the lobbies of large office buildings or just a phone call away, they have helped with everything from briefcase repairs to marriage proposals to digging up 50 Washington Redskins sweatshirts on short notice (a law firm wanted them for a Japanese client).
—Deborah L. Jacobs, "At the Beck and Call Of the Overbooked," The New York Times, March 12, 1995

Earliest Citation:
A building automation system featuring card key access to individual floors and offices has been installed for tenant security and convenience. In addition, 2600 Michelson offers a corporate concierge service.
—Evelyn De Wolfe, "Irvine Tower reflects rising skyline trend," Los Angeles Times, August 10, 1986

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