(1). The act of quitting a job in favor of the same job at a different company, resulting in zero career advancement and, likely, little to no increase in salary. Lateral Moves are only acceptable when (1) you are about to be fired, (2) you just got divorced and need to relocate, or (3) you work in Wilmington, Delaware and your new job is in a real city.
“Yeah, so I’m happy…I know it’s kind of a lateral move for me, but I think Pets.com is going to be around forever!”
(1). A term used by salesmen to make their job sound more pleasant when in fact they are just cold calling. While usually used as a vote of confidence, it actually means they are nervous about hitting their numbers, and dying a little bit on the inside.
(2). The process of salesmen disturbing you at work during lunch, instead of at home during dinner.
“I’m just smiling and dialing until one hits…please dear god let one or two hit, I knew I shouldn’t have bought that boat, I live in Ohio, why did I buy a boat?!”