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New words for 2005 Work Place Vocabulary  0

TESTICULATING
Waving your arms around and talking bollocks
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
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
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 that’s going on. (This also applies to applause from a promotion because there may be cake.)
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
PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again
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
OHNOSECOND
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realise that you’ve just made a BIG mistake, e.g. you’ve hit ‘Reply all’