(1). A last minute scramble to deal with an artificially-created emergency, usually occurring at approximately four o’clock on a Friday afternoon and whose successful completion results in zero thanks and several missed trains.
(1). An excuse made by employees to management or other co-workers for a seemingly ridiculous or blatantly time-wasting request or project.
“Okay team, we need to run a full analysis of every transaction in the Smith account since 2002. This is a client-driven request, so let’s roll up our sleeves and bang this out as quickly as possible.”