A short list of workplace terms and definitions to help you hit the ground running in demonstrating and leveraging your value add.
BCC: See the shit I have to deal with??
Compliance – An entire department dedicated to monitoring the shredder.
Conflict of Interest – A policy that states “Hey Mr. CEO Guy, You know your brother, the Electrician, the guy you just hired to run the Marketing Department — that is a bit of a no-no.”
Conflict Management – Recommended training for people who have to deal with others and their chronically dumb fucking ideas.
Corporate “Culture” – Futbol + FREE BAGEL FRIDAY!
Delegate (v.)– “I don’t know who is going to do this shit, but it sure as hell isn’t me.”
Inappropriate Fraternization with A Subordinate — Woops. Somebody call PR.
A Real “Go Getter” – Someone who is desperate to move out of his parent’s basement.
Sexual Harassment – A policy re: keeping your thoughts about screwing the intern to yourself unless of course, you are 1) at the Christmas party and/or 2) just really need to say it.
Weekly Status Report – A very official looking document which states, “Remember what we said didn’t get done last week? Ditto.”
Written Up – Early warning sign that your ass is about to be watching day time TV. Permanently.
If you want to roll up your sleeves and take a deep dive into other vernacular you wouldn’t be caught with your pants down using outside of normal business hours see: