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Thread: And for all you wage slaves

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Vero Beach FL

    And for all you wage slaves

    Just so you can stay up on the jargon


    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

  2. #2
    Man, I can relate to a number of these. Thanks for posting them, Jay.

    - Vaughn

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Just outside of Spring Green, Wisconsin
    Dang it, Jay, I hate to say it but, far too many of those are way, way too "close to home"!!! Funny though!
    John K. Miliunas

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  4. #4
    Thanks Jay, Many of these will be used by friday.
    When in doubt, ask a Creeker.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Way too close to home...or work as it is..........

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    New England
    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!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    An excellent post to start off a Monday. Thanks Jay.

  8. #8
    19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm

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    May 2004
    N Illinois
    Good stuff...Thanks

  10. #10
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    Jul 2003
    Lafayette, OH
    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).


  11. It seems #3 is used quite alot where I work.

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    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

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Lafayette, IN
    Thanks for the early morning laugh, Jay!

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

    (Good addition, Brad!)

    "Don't get stuck on stupid." --Lt. Gen. Russel Honore

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Gloucester, VA
    Now THAT'S hilarious!
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