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    Talking workplace vocabulary (humor)

    Essential additions for the workplace vocabulary:

    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.

    A.S.S.MOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing 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 in the end.

    CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

    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. (been there )

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

    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.

    STARTER MARRIAGE: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.

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

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

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

    IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying out you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials were a prime example. Bill Clinton's Grand Jury testimony is another.

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

    VULCAN NERVE PINCH: The taxing hand position required to reach all the appropriate keys for certain commands. For instance, the arm reboot for Mac II computer involves simultaneously pressing the Control Key, the Command Key, the Return Key, and the Power On key. For Windows it's Ctrl, Alt, Delete simultaneously.

    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.

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

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

    OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake

  2. #2
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    Where do you get this ****?

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    Keep em coming.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    Great post, my favorite of them all is "PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the XXXX (crap) out of an electronic device to get it to work again."

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