Thursday, March 30, 2006

New Company Buzz Words

I found these buzz words and thought some of them FOR SURE apply to the business world, some more than others....

Blamestorming: Sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible. Why is it that we have to have a blame before we can move on?

Body Nazis: Hard-core exercise and weight-lifting fanatics who look down on anyone who doesn't work out obsessively. Yeah, this is definately NOT me, but I do know a few.

Seagull Manager: A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, and then leaves. Mostly, I should just leave my comments to myself. You know who you are. :)

Cube Farm: An office filled with cubicles. We don't have cubicles but I thought this was funny.

Idea Hamsters: People who always seem to have their idea generators running. And the opposite would be the idea sloth?

Mouse Potato: The online, wired generation's answer to the couch potato. I know my kids are becoming these for sure!

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. At least it isn't what I thought it was!!

SITCOMs: What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. Stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. Three children, twelve children, twenty children...

Stress Puppy: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny. Everyone knows one of these.

Tourists: People who take training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. "We had three serious students in class; the rest were just tourists."Been there done that. Shera - you just did that last week didn't ya? Did you learn anything while on tour? :)

Xerox Subsidy: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.what? who would do that? never! I don't think so....

Alpha Geek: The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. "Ask Larry, he's the Alpha Geek around here. or Shawn

Flight Risk: Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave a company or department soon. We hired one last month... he's gone already.

Irritainment: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials were a prime example.

Percussive Maintenance: The fine art of attacking an electronic device to get it to work again. and that would be my adding machine.

Vulcan Nerve Pinch: The taxing hand positions required to reach all the appropriate keys for commands. For instance, the warm re-boot for a Mac II computer involves simultaneously pressing the Control Key, the Command key, the Return key and the Power On key.

Have a great day!

6 comments:

Praying for your Prodigal said...

I----am becoming a mouse potatoe these days! Too funny!

Diane

Heth said...

Those are hilarious.

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Andrea said...

This was so fun to read! I loved the cube farm/prairie dogging ones.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

O.K. my fun blogging friend, check out Wordless Wednesday!

Diane

Beefy said...

LOVE the cube farm!!!