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The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk

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This caustically funny Websters of the workplace cuts to the true meaning of the inane argot spouted in cubicles and conference rooms across the land.

At a price even an intern can afford and in a handy paperback format that wont weigh down your messenger bag or briefcase, The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit is a hilarious guide to the smoke-screen terms and passive-aggressive phrases we traffic in every day. Each entry begins with a straight definition followed by a series of alternative meanings that are, of course, what is really meant.

Take, for example, the widely used, seemingly innocuous term brainstorming:

1. to generate ideas as a group in an accepting environment and in a free-form manner

2. a supposedly relaxed forum in which no idea is a bad idea - that is, until you generate a bad idea and are met with uncomfortable silence/looks that suggest you are retarded or really uncool/the feeling that you are about to be fired

Beyond deciphering corporate commonplaces, youll learn the PC term for secret Santa (Holiday Harry); why the Blackberry is “most commonly referred to as a ‘Crackberry due to its highly addictive nature”; and that when a co-worker says “Have a good night”, they really mean: “this meaningless, seemingly interminable exchange of small talk is now over. I am no longer speaking to you, and will now flee this awkward social situation. Dont even think of asking which way Im walking.”

Just remember to read this only at COB (close of business) to avoid being busted (caught idling by your boss).

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At a price even an intern can afford and in a handy paperback format that wont weigh down your messenger bag or briefcase, The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit is a hilarious guide to the smoke-screen terms and passive-aggressive phrases we traffic in every day. Each entry begins witha straight definition followed by a series of alternative meanings that are, of course, what is really meant.

Synopsis:

This caustically funny "Webster's of the workplace" cuts to the true meaning of the inane argot spouted in cubicles and conference rooms across the land.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767920742
Author:
Beckwith, Lois
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Office practice
Subject:
Topic - Business and Professional
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business -- Terminology.
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00x5.21x.52 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , At a price even an intern can afford and in a handy paperback format that wont weigh down your messenger bag or briefcase, The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit is a hilarious guide to the smoke-screen terms and passive-aggressive phrases we traffic in every day. Each entry begins witha straight definition followed by a series of alternative meanings that are, of course, what is really meant.
"Synopsis" by , This caustically funny "Webster's of the workplace" cuts to the true meaning of the inane argot spouted in cubicles and conference rooms across the land.
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