MOST RECENT LINGO
(1). That sales executive in your office that only goes after huge prospects. His prey is elusive and his competition is intense. Yet, if he scores just one win, his year is set. But if he doesn’t….
“Who … Ron? That guy’s a whale hunter. He’s got, like, two multi-billion dollar prospects in the hopper right now. If only one of them pans out … it’s right to the Maserati dealer!”
(1). An unsolicited, often recurring, meeting with your boss intended to (a) make it appear to your co-workers like you are more important to the business than you actually are, and (b) make it appear to your boss like you are more important to the business than you actually are.
“Sorry, Tom. Can’t make the 2 o’clock call. I’ve got my one-on-one with Jim. Yeah, you know, gotta go over some numbers, some of the things I’ve been working on, big picture stuff….”
WELCOME TO CHEESY CORPORATE LINGO
Let’s face it … work stinks. If it didn’t, they’d call it play, right?
So, after getting up at 5:30 in the morning, commuting for 90 minutes on two trains (while sitting next to that guy who decided to hit the breakfast burrito truck on the way to the station) and finding out that your boss scheduled a last-minute 8 a.m. conference call, what’s the last thing you want to hear?
Well, if you’re anything like us, it’s all that cheesy corporate lingo.
CheesyCorporateLingo.com is our attempt to document how the business world continues to mangle the English language, sapping our time and brainpower with lame corporate speak.
So, if you agree that “irregardless” isn’t an actual word … and if you’re tired of listening to endless corporate jargon … then CheesyCorporateLingo.com is for you!
… and if you’ve got one of those corporate buzzwords you want to share with the world (or if you’ve got a better definition for one of ours) … submit it!