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    Mouse Potato: The online, wired generation's answer to the couch

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

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

    Body Nazis: Hard-core exercise and weight-lifting fanatics who look
    down on anyone who doesn't work out obsessively.

    Cube Farm: An office filled with cubicles.

    Ego Surfing: Scanning the Net, databases, print media and so on,
    looking for references to one's own name.

    404: 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."

    Elvis Year: The peak year of something's or someone's
    popularity. "Barney the Dinosaur's Elvis year was 1993."

    Idea Hamsters: People who always seem to have their idea generators

    Keyboard Plaque: The disgusting buildup of dirt and crud found on
    computer keyboards.

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

    Perot: To quit unexpectedly, as in "My cellular phone just perot'ed."

    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.

    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.

    Starter Marriage: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce
    with no kids, no property and no regrets.

    Stress Puppy: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and

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

    Tourists: 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."

    Treeware: Hacker slang for documentation or other printed material.

    Uninstalled: Euphemism for being fired.

    Xerox Subsidy: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's

    Flight Risk: Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning
    to leave the company or department soon.

    Seagull Manager: A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, poops
    over everything and then leaves.

    CLM (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. (Also known as CLB - Career Limiting

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

    Chainsaw Consultant: An outside expert brought in to reduce the
    employee head count, leaving the brass with clean hands.

    Percussive Maintenance: The fine art of whacking the cr*p out of an
    electronic device to get it to work again.

    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.

    A*smosis: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and
    advancement by kissing up to the boss. You will all be measured on
    this at some point in your career.

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    Chris Wilson

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    Susan B

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    LOL Thanks tweak'e, they're really neat!

    I have come across at least half of those kinds of people/situations and until now didn't know the "correct" term for it. ;-)

    Oh, you need to add one I learnt today from your News thread: Smut surfing on other people's PCs.

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    would that be called Smurfing??

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    mark c

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    LOL. I like these funnies. Can't understand posts like..."All my ini's have cross bred with my dll's and now my wav's won't fly" but the funnies are great and don't let's hear from any killjoys saying " Hey that's not relevant!" Relevant schmelevant.

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