Saturday, April 08, 2006

Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace

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

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

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

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

5. CUBE FARM:
An office filled with cubicles

6. PRAIRIE DOGGING:
When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop over the walls to see what's going on.

7. MOUSE POTATO:
The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

8. SITCOMS:
Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What Yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

9. STRESS PUPPY:
A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

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

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

12. 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 - Michael Jackson, another...Brangelina, etc, etc...

13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE:
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

14. 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.

15. 404:
Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error Message "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested site could not be located.

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

17. OHNOSECOND:
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an email by mistake) ha,ha,ha...

18. WOOFS:
Well-Off Older Folks.

19. CROP DUSTING:
Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.

8 comments:

wthenrest said...

Ohhh this is goood!! I have been some of these, worked with many, if not all, of these and will be using some of these in the future...404 hahahahaha I love it.

Granny said...

I posted this way back when but it's still funny.

ipodmomma said...

nice. gives a chuckle... :)))

Laura said...

Brilliant. Who thinks of these?

ipodmomma said...

just saw your eye/glasses comment... wow!!! that's a long road to hoe... Specner only has the one surgery, and has improved ever since.

some friends here have had the laser thing, and so far, so good. might be soemthing to look into. J is the only one of mine who wants contacts; Spencer and Ted just say no. :)))

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