Yeoman’s Job

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(1).  A nice way of saying someone did all the crappy work needed to get a project done.

 

“Tom the Intern did a yeoman’s job getting all of our files organized this summer, so let’s all give a big hand for Tom!”

 

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Yes Man

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(1).  A staff member who blindly agrees with his or her bosses in an attempt to curry favor.

 

(2).  A terrible movie starring Jim Carrey.

 

“Bryan’s such a yes man.  He agreed with Andrew that Navy Seals was a great movie.  Hey, remember Navy Seals?”

 

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Yoda

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(1).  A person designated in a meeting to encourage honesty and candor (even though most questions are planted by management to make it look like everyone is happy and supportive).

 

“Okay, Mike…you’re going to be the Yoda in the staff meeting today.  We want you to make sure people are speaking their minds.  Here are some questions you might want to encourage people to ask.”

 

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Your Baby is Ugly

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(1).  The tough love statement you need to tell your client when they refuse to believe that nobody likes their brand, company, or product.

 

“Listen Mike, it doesn’t matter how many times you say “everyone loves our manure scented candles” and “they smell like nature”, it just isn’t true.  Your baby is uglyManandles stink, literally.”

 

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YouTube Sensation

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(1). An unemployed individual who dedicates most, if not all, of their free time to making YouTube videos of their cat doing adorable things instead of seeking gainful employment.

 

“Sir, the problem here is that while you may be a YouTube sensation, you cannot pay your phone bill with adorable cat videos.  No, you can’t pay it with hypothetical dollars either.”

 

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