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From: 2006 (user193029.pclan.ets.org)
Subject:         Essential New Words for the workplace vocabulary
Date: March 16, 2006 at 1:42 pm PST

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


2. SEAGULL MANAGER
A manager/director who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything and then leaves.


3. ASSMOSIS
The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.


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


5. CUBE FARM
An office filled with cubicles.


6. 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.


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


8. SITCOMs
Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children & one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.


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


10. 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.


11. 404
Someone who's clueless.


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


13. WOOFies
Well Off Older Folks


14. CROP DUSTING
Surreptitiously passing wind while walking through a cube farm, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust--leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING.

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