my first job out of college was working at an advertising agency. while it's certainly not as glamorous as the movies make it, it was definitely a fun environment, especially working in the creative department. lots of quirky people (which I happen to love) who weren't afraid to be themselves.
a little over a year ago I left advertising & took a job in the corporate world. and boy, what a shocker that was. where's the margarita machine & the liquor cabinet? why are the IT people blocking me from gmail, facebook & pandora? how come everyone is wearing gianormous slacks that don't fit? you mean we can't wear shorts?? even in the summer? do you guys not have a beer cooler-scooter to ride around the office on? or a pool table? or a ping pong table? or friday half-days? sheesh. it was rough, I tell you.
but once I got over all of that, I actually started to enjoy working the 'ol nine to fiver. this job has given me so much more free time to do what I please after-hours. and plus, I'm getting paid in actual money instead of alcohol (kidding. kind of). but the one thing I will never get over are these stupid sayings that people in the corporate world use. here are some of my favorites:
"I'll loop you in."
"sorry I forgot to circle back with you."
"I can't stay for the whole meeting; I have a hard stop at 3:30".
"I'll give you 5 minutes back," if a meeting wraps up early. gee, thanks for being so generous.
"It's in the same field, but a different flavor." please don't mix my favorite food term with work. it's just depressing.
"be sure to let these issues bubble up."
"this project really goes in a different bucket." these figurative buckets really get on my nerves.
"we need to sunset this project." this is the dumbest. I think it just means "end".
but in the end, this pretty much sums it up for me:
what are some of your least-favorite corpo sayings? am I crazy in thinking these sound ridiculous?