(1). A ploy used by senior managers when employees unexpectedly attempt to voice workplace or compensation concerns to push the uncomforatble conversations off to a later date in hopes that (1) the employee will lose the nerve to continue the conversation, or (2) scheduling conflicts will postpone the talk indefinitely.
(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!”