New Office Jargon-- WTF?

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  1. Tigger Please

    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    I got a work email with this in it:

    "Can we have someone reach out to the following location and get a bead on exactly what is going on here?"


    :eek:
     
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    Shivvy Well-Known Member

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    i always thought it was "beat" :dontknow:
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    What kind of dickery is that?
     
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    It probably is. What a ween
     
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    ween :lol:
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    I would have just asked someone to call and find out what was going on, without getting all fancypants about it
     
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    Office losers :jj:
     
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    everyone loves buzz words around the office. Makes easy tasks seem more complicated than they are.
     
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    Slob, Sea. :nojj:
     
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    Really; this was addressed to a bunch of other people, too. The sender could have just completed the task himself, jargon-free, in about 2 minutes.
     
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    Getting water = Procuring liquid hydration
    Making copies = Creating duplicate documentation
    Taking a shit = Managing waste evacuation

    etc. etc.
     
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  12. Mr. Potato Head

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    Pretty commonplace. I hear it all the time. :dontknow:
     
  13. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Not followin whitey's rules

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    You need to think outside the box.
    Synergy, ya know?
     
  14. BrulesRules

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    Throw in some acronyms when you want it to sound really important :grad:
     
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    Thank god I work remotely and only have to deal with small fragments of the BS
     
  16. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    The term is to get a bead on. It's a shooting term. to focus on a target.

    My personal favorite lately is to "book time with" :D
     
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    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    Get your bead on.

    Do we work at Pandora now?
     
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    I quit
     
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    permanent planned vacation
     
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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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