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Vocabulary updates for the workplace

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by okstate5968, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. okstate5968

    Staff A/V Subscriber okstate5968 Orange Power Goddess

    Oct 15, 2003
    BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing
    why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible..

    SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager who flies in, makes a lot
    of noise, craps on* everything, and then leaves.

    ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to
    absorb success and* advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

    SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day
    swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

    CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

    PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops
    to see what's going on.

    MOUSE POTATO: The result of resting one's hand on a mouse & the hand becoming frozen in place

    SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, OppressiveMortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay* home with the kids.

    STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being
    stressed out and* whiney.

    *SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been
    rendered useless because* the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

    XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free
    photocopies from one's* workplace.

    IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles
    that are annoying but* you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben wedding* (or not) was a prime example. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an* electronic device to get it to work again.

    ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers
    beginning just above* the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often* profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were* designed to solve.

    404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web
    error message "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested document could not be located.

    GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that
    are exactly the same* no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and* subdivisions.

    OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which
    you realize that* you've just made a BIG mistake.

    WOOF'S: Well-Off Older Folks.

    CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously farting while passing
    through a Cube Farm.

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