(1). Assigned tasks with no obvious goal and with seemingly no end, usually assigned to new hires, interns or anybody working in a bank these days.
“Oh, c’mon Lisa! This is just makework and you know it! There is absolutely no reason we need to take information off of our system and put it into this spreadsheet. I mean…it’s on the system! Just go look there!”
(1). In the sales world, ABC is an acronym for “Always Be Closing”. Made famous by Alec Baldwin screaming at the sales team in Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992, it is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning that first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, second prize is a set of steak knives and third prize is “you’re fired”.
“A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always Be Closing.” (We would keep going here and try to insert some different names and words here to get a cheap laugh, but there are simply too many curses in this speech, and let’s face it, it’s hysterical just the way it is. Go here for a full transcript.)