April 28, 2006

News & Opinion: Word of the Day

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

From The Dictionary of Corporate Bulls**t: an A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk:
hate 1. intense animosity 2. a feeling you thought you had given up a long time ago, as it's an unsophisticated and juvenile emotion more suited to a grammar school--"hate is a strong word"--and beneath a rational and fully realized adult such as yourself 3. something you feeling with deep, unmitigated, unwavering, and uncomplicated conviction toward whoever tortures you at work (your boss, a particularly evil coworker, etc.) or toward your job or company in general, as it places you in an environment of injustice, petty power plays, and humiliation on a daily basis. WIll make you say extremely venomous and strikingly inspired things about people that in the past you might have felt guilty about saying, but now celebrate and take great pleasure in expressing. Feels so good.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.