(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!”
(1). A metaphoric ammunition that CEO’s, managers, and business owners alike believe can rectify a major issue a company is currently experiencing.
(2). In their physical form, silver bullets are commonly used to eliminate werewolves….which are totally real.
“Ok, so we found the smoking gun and now we just need to find the silver bullet to fix it so we can all put this whole thing behind us. I swear to God, this is the last time I listen to that janitor down on the third floor who moonlights as a psychic.”