(1). A term used by companies to trick employees into doing two or more jobs for no extra pay.
(2). A ruse companies use to give employees a sense that they are adding valueto their resumes by learning a new skill when in actuality they are filling in for an employee who just quit until a replacement can be found.
“Hey Pat, now that Justin is gone we think it would be a great time for you be sit in on some cross-training sessions for paid search. The more you learn the better, right?”
(1). Someone who always asks some embarrassing “gotcha” question just before a decision’s about to be made.
“So, we had the prospect on the ropes, ready to sign us up, and his lousy, bomb thrower consultant asks us to walk him through how we pass along our costs to customers. I have no freakin’ idea how we do that! I’m a salesman, not a goddamned accountant!”