Friday Night Funnies

Filed in Miscellaneous by Matt McGee on June 22, 2007 0 Comments

Funny post earlier this month on Lifehacker:

Let’s Touch Base: The cubicle warrior’s guide to office jargon

It’s about a book called Brazen Careerist, and here’s a sample of the office jargon we all hear and use, and what we’re really saying:

Do you have the bandwidth? Note that bandwidth is not time. It is something else. If you ask someone “Do you have time?” you mean, “Am I a priority?” If you ask someone “Do you have bandwidth” you mean, “You seem like your brain is fried. Can you pull yourself together to do this for me?”

You and I are not on the same page: “Get on my page. Your page is misguided.” No one ever says, “We’re not on the same page, so let me work really hard to understand your point of view. If you want to understand someone else, you say, “Can you tell me more about how you’re thinking.”

Let’s run the numbers and see how they look: “I know they look bad on first blush. But the true use of Excel is to keep changing the formulas until you find a format that makes the numbers look good.”

My plate is full: “Help I’m drowning,” or “I would kill myself before I’d work on your project.”

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