Vocabulary updates for the workplace

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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.