IJMC What Generation X Needs...

                IJMC - What Generation X Needs...

Is not to be found in tonight's post. BTW, it's Friday night. Go out, 
have a life, have fun! I'm outta here early folks, got a lot to do and 
only about 8 hours to try to do it in!                           -dave

A summary of Generation X office lingo:

   Blamestorming - sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was
missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

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

   Chainsaw consultant - an outside expert brought in to reduce the employee
headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands.

   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.

   Elvis year - the peak year of something's popularity -- Barney the
dinosaur's Elvis year was 1993.

   404 - someone who is clueless, from the World Wide Web error message "404
Not Found", meaning the requested document couldn't be located --
"Don't bother asking him, he's 404."

   Idea hamsters - people who always seem to have their idea generators

   Mouse potato - the on-line generation's answer to the couch potato.

   Ohnosecond - that minuscule fraction of time in which you realize you've
just made a big mistake.

   Prairie dogging - something loud happens in a cube farm, and people's
heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.

   SITCOM - stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage.

   Stress puppy - a person who thrives on being stressed-out and whiny.

   Tourists - those who take training classes just to take a vacation from
their jobs -- "We had three serious students in the class; the rest were

   Uninstalled - euphemism for being fired.

   Xerox subsidy - euphemism for swiping free photocopies from a workplace.

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