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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Jul 26, 2014.
It's good work if you can get it!
What ever happend to just getting **** done?
I've sat in too many meetings with all the project double-talk. Some of us with a sarcastic side would occasionally play "buzz-word bingo" by trying to catch all the old phrases and add new ones. The wheels thought we were giving their BS approval when we'd say "bingo" during a particularly good stretch. They remind me of Satch Mahoney's language contortions in the old Bowery Boys movies.
To a certain type of manager, the appearance of getting **** done is more important than actually getting any **** done.
And I work in management, so I see it every freakin day.
I started working construction in the early 80's and engineering in the late 80's. the WWII vets were still there, getting **** done.
Today it's managers who maintain metrics and mission statements.
Just when I was getting used to the much more pedestrian turn of phrase, "Let's put our heads together." I thought that one was pretty accurate since often after doing that I had a massive headache.
My un-favorite is
"At the end of the day..."
I hate it. Does that mean that at the end of the day tomorrow something will be different? Or you only have one day to accomplish it?
I work in a huge company, so I am surrounded by it every day. I try not to get caught up in it, but every once in a while it gets the best of me and I think "Did I just say that?"
My least favourite, at least in some of the religion/theology circles I roam in (long past history) is 'unpack' as in, "let's unpack the idea of divine grace" or something like that. Drives me crazy!
I was told during my last review that I was expected to come up with "efficiencies" while I learned my new job (which is a combination of duties that used to be done by three different full time folks). Wasn't sure if that meant they thought I was inefficient, or that I should make notes on all the time saving shortcuts that I find as I go along, so they can fire me and share those with the new sucker they get to fill the position.
I plan to tell them at my next review that I've learned that skipping lunch is a great "efficiency" (I miss a lunchbreak as often as not), but that I've still not learned how to be in two places at once.
Not necessarily. It's seems to me as though he's still thinking inside the box.
That's pretty lame, but not nearly as good as the new one where my daughter works. When they are having a meeting to do detailed analysis, it's called "Deep Dive." It is actually written that way in their meeting schedules. These people are so full of ***t ...God help us all.
If you want to be driven up the wall, you should hang out with Buddhists. All them koans and one-hand-clapping.
LOL why not just call it "space exploration" or "spelunking" or some other equally ridiculous euphemism?
Just run it up the flag poll and see if anyone salutes it.
Lot of low hanging fruit to be picked here. Don't let it ripen on the tree! Lets see if we can shift the paradigm and create a new vantage point.
I hate when I have to "double-click" on a topic, I never know what to do. Back in the early 2000's the book "Good to Great" was the corporate buzz bible........"Good to great companies first got the right people on the bus–and the wrong people off the bus–and then figured out where to drive it." If you ain't "on the bus", you don't have a job!
He actually pronounced Socialise with a "z" ha ha what an ignoramus!
Makes me wonder what a British pointy-haired boss would be like.
I Know! I often fall asleep to the sound of one hand clapping...