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.