Where I come from it would be arse-hole. But who’s enough of one to worry about a little niggle over antipodean versus American English?
Either way, the arse-hole collar isn’t just an American thing. In my experience British and Australian arse-hole managers wear them too. New Zealanders don’t. But then hardly anyone in New Zealand ever wears a collar and tie to work.
The comments on Bob’s post mention bow-ties also indicate arse-hole managers. That’s not as universal a truth as the white-collar on coloured shirt thing, but yes, there is some correlation there too.
What I’d like to know is how does one spot a female arse-hole boss?