I is for “I am Gonna Have to Escalate”

A short list of workplace terms and definitions to help you hit the ground running in demonstrating and leveraging your value add. “For now, let’s put that idea in the parking lot.” — “How about we bury that thought right over here in ‘The Dumb Fucking Idea Graveyard’?” Internal Communications — Intended to inform employees […]

N is for “Not Client Facing”

A short list of workplace terms and their unspoken definitions to help you get the inside track on demonstrating and leveraging your value add (or something like that). “You should take that offline.” — Could you shut your yapper? Like now. cc: — Don’t say I didn’t tell you so. Legal — An entire department […]

My Sister’s Eulogy for Our Dad

Dad always told us if a space ship landed and he could get on it that he would go–even if there was chance that he couldn’t return. Mom, upon hearing this, would call out from somewhere in the house, “No you wouldn’t!” and he would look at me, nod, and say, “Yes, I would.” And […]

L is for “Leaving Early”

A short list of workplace terms and definitions to help you hit the ground running in demonstrating and leveraging your value add. Managing Expectations — You know that thing you want? You aren’t getting it. Ever. Cut-Backs — Bye, bye free bagel Friday Team Building –- Guess whose ass is going bowling? In Late – […]