Someone who is clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404-URL Not Found," meaning that the requested document could not be located. Used as in: "Don't bother asking him...he's a 404,man."
The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
Alpha Geek
The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group
The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss
Aitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed, or a project failed and whom was responsible.
Body Nazis
Hard core exercise and weightlifting fanatics who look down on anyone who doesn't work out obsessively.
Chainsaw Consultant
An Outside Expert brought in to reduce the Employee headcount , leaving the top brass with clean hands.
Career Limiting Move - Used among microserfs to describe and ill advised activity. Trashing your boss while he or she is within earshot is a serious CLM.
Cube Farm
An office filled with cubicles.
Getting fired. "Did you hear about Ted? He was Decruited!"
Flight Risk
Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave the company or department soon.
Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, subdivisions. Used as in: "We were so lost in Generica that I forgot what city we were in."
G.O.O.D. Job
A "Get-Out-Of-Debt" job. A well paying job people take in order to pay off their debts, one that they will quit as soon as they are solvent again.
Idea Hamsters
People who always seem to have their idea generators running.
Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials were a prime example
Meaningless slogans and catchphrases magagement invents to motivate employees. i.e. TEAM: Together Everyone Acheives More.
A boss who is to short to be seen over the top of a cubicle. Thus can sneak up on people and catch them unawares.
Mouse Potato
The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.
Percussive Maintenance
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.
Prairie Dogging
When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.
Salmon day
The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.
Medical condition of the wrist due to years of typing in the taxing possition to reach all keys. Named for the sounds your wrists make.(Snap, Crackle, Pop)
Seagull Manager
A Manager Who flies in, Makes a Lot of Noise, Craps on everything and then leaves.
What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stat home with the kids. Stands for "Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage."
Squirt the Bird/Worm
Transmiting information via satellite/cable
Starter Marriage
A short lived first marriage that ends in divorce with not kids, no property and no regrets.
Stress Puppy
A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.
Swiped Out
An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
Taking the Tour
Attending a training class just to get a vaction from ones job
The Sleeps
Period after lunch where very little work gets done
Hardcopy documentation or other printed material
A sexual relation of dubious standing or a concealed intimate relationship, as in "This is Dylan,"
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake.
Xerox Subsidy
Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.
Yuppie Food Stamps
The ubiquitous $20 bills spewed out of ATMs everywhere. Often used when trying to split the bill after a meal: "We owe $8 each, but all anybody's got are yuppie food stamps."

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