(1). To request a “connection” with someone on linkedin.com usually used by older, senior managers to (1) appear hip to their junior employees, and (2) keep tabs on employees’ job-seeking activities online.
(1). A somewhat polite (and yet overly descriptive) way to describe the reason your boss was just fired…and the reason his secretary was recently promoted to vice president.
“People, I wanted to let you know that Mike decided to resign as CFO yesterday…seems he had a bit of a zipper issue earlier this year that we feel may cause some reputational risk to the firm. We’ve named Herman as his temporary replacement. You all know Herman…he’s the guy with the hairy mole on his nose and the moobs…no risks there!”
“I dunno guys, I think that presentation went pretty well! Call me a glass half full kinda guy, but I thought it was actually a good thing when Scott sneezed on the managing partner…showed we were comfortable with them.”