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keypunch

To punch holes in a punch card. Although punch cards are obsolete, some people still say "keys are punched" on a keyboard.
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Others say that often what works best is a hybrid -- a compromise which entails key staff people working closely with outside data collectors and keypunchers.
"We're now looking at injuries in a variety of workplaces, from chemical exposure among cleaning women in hightech plants to repetitive stress injuries suffered by keypunchers and grocery clerks."
They are clerical workers, insurance agents, keypunchers, nurses, teachers, mental health aides, computer technicians, loan officers, auditors, and salespeople.(8) Many of them are younger workers, part of the "Baby Boom" generation.
Examples are billing clerks, nightwatchmen, janitors, dispatchers, and keypunchers. These jobs offer almost no latitude for innovation; sometimes workers' skills actually atrophy.