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Jay Knoll
04-16-2006, 11:45 PM
Just so you can stay up on the jargon

Jay

NEW WORDS FOR 2006:
Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and elsewhere)!!!



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 up 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 get 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 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...

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 American 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)

18. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.

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

Vaughn McMillan
04-17-2006, 3:21 AM
Man, I can relate to a number of these. Thanks for posting them, Jay.

- Vaughn

John Miliunas
04-17-2006, 9:41 AM
Dang it, Jay, I hate to say it but, far too many of those are way, way too "close to home"!!! :eek: Funny though! :D :cool:

John D Watson
04-17-2006, 10:02 AM
Thanks Jay, Many of these will be used by friday. :cool:

Ken Fitzgerald
04-17-2006, 10:39 AM
Way too close to home...or work as it is..........

Chris Giles
04-17-2006, 10:46 AM
Very funny stuff, Jay!
I had trouble getting past the "seagull manager" because I think I used to be one, and I had to stop for a long guffaw!:D:D

Brett Baldwin
04-17-2006, 11:42 AM
An excellent post to start off a Monday. Thanks Jay.

Steve Clardy
04-17-2006, 12:30 PM
19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm




:eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D

Jerry Olexa
04-17-2006, 9:01 PM
Good stuff...Thanks

Brad Schafer
04-17-2006, 9:06 PM
20. IDIOCRACY: the gaggle of dopes that have ascended the ranks of management and now stand between you and any real progress you might have otherwise made. Syn. - see 14 (adminisphere).


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George Kretschmann
04-17-2006, 10:32 PM
It seems #3 is used quite alot where I work.:D

skip coyne
04-18-2006, 2:55 PM
6. 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.


so true , major highway any city same geniric golden archs , arby , BORG 's

Jason Roehl
04-19-2006, 7:09 AM
Thanks for the early morning laugh, Jay!

I don't drive a desk, so I do get to laugh from the outside looking in. :D

(Good addition, Brad!)

Aaron Koehl
04-20-2006, 2:51 PM
Now THAT'S hilarious!