adding the word "just" before telling someone to do something doesn't make it any easier.
"all you have to do is..."
"should be pretty easy..."
my receptionist says "you know" SO DAMN MUCH...at the end of sentences, in the middle of sentences, proceeding sentences...and when i am asking questions, the answers to which I definitely do not know, it can be a bit frustrating. I have to bite my tongue sometimes when i get an especially surprising answer and I want to say "No I DON'T KNOW!"
I found out today one of the departments I run will now report to a different vp than my other departments. More bosses! Fuck yeah!
Fixing your mangled stapler ain't in my job description, ma'am.
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
My boss and I have been called into a 15 minute meeting with my boss’ boss at 9:45 called “Mandatory Touchbase”. With a short and ambiguous meeting it can only mean that I’m either being laid off, promoted, or transferred to another group.
There is a great big dead cockroach on the floor next to the window in my office. It has been there for 2 days. None of the men have been around to dispose of it and I can't work up the courage to do it myself. I know it is dead but it is still disgusting. So I am leaving it there till either the little dog eats it or a guy comes around to get rid of it.
Last edited by koryp; 11-10-2010 at 09:17 AM.
Per my outlook calendar, I have two weekly standing "touchbases", one weekly "huddle", one biweekly "lunch and learn", a weekly "coffee call", and one monthly "chit chat". WTF!
Wait, "chit chat" is actually a business term? hahahahahaha. That's so great.
I admit that i use "touch base" somewhat frequently when it comes to hounding down clients, because it just seems to make sense and people know I'm talking about.
Sorry, nothing too exciting to share.
My current boss is moving out of the LOB and now becoming the head of Technology. I now report to (on paper at least) a schmuck. I mean, he’s not just a schmuck on paper, but one in real life too. It’s just an ‘on paper’ relationship since I’m cast away on some special project and not really doing my day job anyway. And they gave me commitment that at the end of this special project, I’m moving out of my current role and into something new.
brown bag meetings piss me off. let me eat in peace.
I have an 'Open Line' at 1 today. It's kinda like a town-hall, but it's not.
All of this jargon makes me somewhat more comforted in the fact that i am 'below the line,' so I never have to participate in any of this bullshit.
I eat at my desk while working 8/10 days. Le sigh. On the bright side i have nothing to do today so i can listen to music in peace mostly undisturbed.
Just got called out of a "touchbase" to attend a "tabletop" disaster drill. This is gonna suck!