Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace…

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    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.

    13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE : The fine art of whacking
    the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work
    again. feel like doing this to my computer......

    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. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Feb 10, 2006
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    #2 sounds familiar
  3. morydd

    morydd TPF Noob!

    Apr 19, 2006
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    13 is hardly new. We've used that term for years.

    Several of the others apply here though.

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