Essential Words for the Workplace

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  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    TESTICULATING
    Waving your arms around and talking *******s.


    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 people seem to absorb success and advancement by sucking 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.

    PRAIRIE DOGGING.
    When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and peoples heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on. (This also applies to applause from a promotion because there may be cake.)

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

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

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

    ADMINISPHERE.
    The rarefied organisational 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. This is often affiliated with the dreaded "administrivia" needless paperwork and processes.

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

    OHNOSECOND
    That minuscule fraction of time in which you realise that you've just made a BIG mistake (e.g. you've hit 'reply all')
     
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  3. Crazysop

    Crazysop Member

    lol! Where do you get this stuff from????
     
  4. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Absolute gems!

    Have you worked in education?

    This is my world
     
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Are you a fan of "Teachers" as well? (not that this present series has been as good as the previous ones :-( )
     
  6. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Sorry, Peter, I rarely watch the box - besides, I don't need to. From what people tell me, the writers of Teachers may well have worked at our place :)
     

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