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roytheboy's picture
North Wales, UK
Last seen: 9 years 44 weeks ago
North Wales, UK
Timezone: GMT+1
Joined: 2004-09-18
Posts: 2233
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BLAMESTORMING - Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE - The fine art of whacking the [email protected] out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

TESTICULATING - Waving your arms around and talking b*llocks.

SEAGULL MANAGER - A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, [email protected] 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.

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 or start a 'home business'.

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

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 "404 Not Found", meaning that the requested document could not be located.

THE OHNO SECOND - That minuscule fraction of time in which you realise that you've just made a BIG mistake (e. g. you've hit 'reply all' and send...)

Life's a b*tch and then you die!

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Boston, USA
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2005 workplace vocabulary

Roy, I enjoyed that very much. I had no idea I had joined the ranks of mouse potatoes. Good thing I work out Shock

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Timezone: GMT+1
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2005 workplace vocabulary

TESTICULATING - Waving your arms around and talking b*llocks.

Classic. Laughing out loud

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