“You know, team, we’ve really got to be more proactive with our clients. Anticipate their needs. Call them before they call us. Oh, who am I kidding…get back to filling out that spreadsheet I sent you!”
(1). To keep mentioning the same thing over and over during a meeting or call.
“Now, I don’t want to make glue out of the same dead horse, but we really need to consider whether we should be allowing Ned to talk to clients anymore…he seems to keep telling them how great our competitors are….”
(1). When things aren’t going great for your company, this term starts to pop up in every meeting and water cooler conversation to liken the often not so bad situation to the coming apocalypse.
“Well folks the reports coming down from the mothership are all doom and gloom. Sales and revenue may be at a comfortable level, but it sounds like the company retreat is going to be in Tampa this year. Tampa! Can you guys believe it? Hard times.”
(2). A term used to describe the curmudgeonly HR director’s attitude when things aren’t going well for the company.
“I can’t even talk to Lynne when she is like this, it’s all doom and gloom with her! I mean, the bagel guy said he was only going to be on vacation for a week!”