Sabtu, Mei 07, 2005

New Words in the Dictionary

 Office Buzz Words and Phrases for the 21st Century

  Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a
  project failed, and who was responsible.

  A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on
  everything, and then leaves.

  An outside expert brought in to reduce the employee headcount,
  leaving the top brass with clean hands.

  An office filled with cubicles.

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

  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.

  (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.

  A short-lived first marri age that ends in divorce with no kids,
  no property and no regrets.

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

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

  People who take training classes just to get a vacation from
  their jobs. "We had three serious students in the class; the rest
  were just tourists."

  Hacker slang for documentation or other printed material.

  Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.

  Chips = hardware, Salsa = software. "Well, first we gotta figure
  out if the problem's in your chips or your salsa."

  The fine art of whacking the heck out of an electronic device to
  get it to work again. (Try not to dent the case.)

  The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only
  to get screwed and die in the end.

  (Career Limiting Move) Used among microserfs to describe ill-
  advised activity. Trashing your boss while he or she is within
  earshot is a serious CLM.

  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.

  To be exploited and oppressed by your boss. Derived from the
  experiences of Dilbert, the geek-in-hell comic strip character.
  "I've been Dilberted again. The old man revised the specs for the
  fourth time this week."

  Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message
  "404 Not Found," meaning that the requested document could not be
  located. "Don't bother asking him ... he's 404, man."

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