(1). A few hours during a product sales rep’s visit to your office where your staff members can drop in to ask questions that can easily be answered by just reading the FAQs.
“Hey, thanks for making the trip up here, Tom. So, we have you presenting to the office around 10, then scheduled some ‘doctor’s in’ time before your lunch meeting with Joe and Karl. Since we decided not to provide them any training on the new system, our people have a lot of questions for you!”
(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!”