Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Other forms of workplace bullying

jargon explained:

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 who flies in, makes a lot of noise, poops all over everything and then leaves.

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

4. Cube Farm: An office filled with cubicles.

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

6. Prairie Dogging: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop over the walls to see what's going on.

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

8. Uninstalled: Euphemism for being fired. Heard on the voice mail of a vice president at a downsizing computer firm: "You have reached the number of an uninstalled vice president. Please dial our main number and ask the operator for assistance".

9. Downsizing - Decruitment.

10. Depression: anger without enthusiasm.

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