(1). A sports related term used to describe the depth of talent a company possesses, and then used again to justify bringing every single one of those people to a meeting.
“I know bringing 15 people seems a bit excessive, but I want to show that we have bench strength back at the office. I think it totally makes sense to have Kathy come! Bringing the secretary shows we’re organized in my opinion.”
(1). In most industries, an acronym for “cover your ass”. The term is most often used when describing an email or voicemail sent to your boss about some problem before anyone else beats you to it (see post).
“You should send Tim an email about this right now, Joe. Just as a CYA. Better he hear it from you before anyone else…”
(2). In accounting, an acronym for “call your accountant”. The term is usually used after receiving some kind of letter from the IRS.
“I would CYA on this, Ken. It says you haven’t filed a return since 1987. I know you’re backing Ron Paul for president, but…”