(1). The ridiculous corporate practice of punishing your employees by assigning them a new desk each day. One day, you’re sitting next to the hot babe from HR, and the next, it’s Earl from Data Management Tech who likes to sing along to the soft rock station he’s streaming on his Toughbook.
“So, our company started hoteling last month. It’s supposed to foster the exchange of ideas across different areas of the firm. The only problem is – all we talk about is how much we hate hoteling.”
(1). Someone who was involved with a client for such a short time their absence won’t be noticed. In other words, fire away!
“Hey Mike, what’s up? Susan’s leaving the firm? That’s too bad. How do I want to tell the client? Well … I mean … Susan was more of a shooting star in the relationship, so I’m not sure we need to say anything.”