A little while ago, one of our readers (thanks, pperotti!) raised a good point about email. Why do people drop the subject line of sentences in work emails? For example, “Will let you know” instead of “I will let you know”, or “Wanted to check in” instead of “I wanted to check in”. In fact, taken more broadly, the real question is – why do people feel compelled to write their emails with less formality than they use when talking on the phone?
Let me state this again, IN THE BATHROOM.
Why do I have to be subjected to this?
It’s not that I necessarily care that the action is taking place, but it’s the fact that there is toothpaste and water everywhere. It looks like somebody murdered the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and dragged his body across the sink. I mean, it’s everywhere, c’mon man.
“Happy” New Years Eve everybody. This is the time of year we all like to reflect on the past year….and by “we all” I of course mean your bosses reflecting on what you have done wrong in the past year so they can give you a crappy bonus and/or raise. Sure, there were some bright spots, like that time you upsold that client on a “technology fee” which resulted in an extra $500/month. There were, however, some bad times, like when the client discovered that “technology fee” was simply you printing their reports so you could more easily review them over the phone.
I would think that the overall perception of an individual who is the proprietor of a corporate buzzword website would be their never-ending knowledge and love of the terms.
This could not be farther from the truth.
When Native Americans first saw us stumble onto their shores, one can assume that they never would have expected that words they used on a regular basis would make it to the water cooler or board room. That is the case however, with every dork in a suit using the term Pow Wow to describe a meeting that they want to get together at the last minute.
The past few weeks have been trying for the CheesyCorporateLingo.com team. As many of you know, well actually probably not since our new visitor percentage is about 90%, regardless, the site was hacked several times and we were pretty bummed. The feeling that I got when I logged on to the site and saw it redirecting to some gambling site or gambling-like site, was nothing short of hearing my boss ask me to circle back on a presentation I forgot to do.
Happy Tax Day Everybody!
We here at CheesyCorporateLingo.com would like to extend our highest praises to all of you who did your taxes in February and our deepest condolences to all of you who just remembered, and are now sitting on line at the post office.