Tuesday, October 1, 2013
It's time to prematurely close this conversation.
And yet, not the most annoying thing I've been told in the last few days.
It occurred to me after I created this comic that it might be amusing to search on words you shouldn't use in front of executives. What I found was a nice article on words executives should avoid (and use) on their resumes. Next time you're talking to one, tell her about your unbiased record of harmonizing workforce orchestration. Remember to send me a finder fee if you get promoted on the spot. I charge a mere .1% of first year salary. Even if you're making almost nothing, it's more money then we'll ever make on Google advertising links on Snarky.
Another search, this time of words to avoid with my boss, isn't nearly as interesting. I agree with most of the advice, including that if you tell your boss, "It's not my problem," you probably deserve whatever shit assignments result until Pavlovian conditioning takes over and you feel a mild nausea and an urge to hide under your desk when tempted to repeat the phrase. You can certainly think it. Just keep it out of your eyes and out of your actions. And hold your boss to the same accountability.
Snrky: When talking to executives, please remember that projects are never aborted, they are prematurely closed.
Title: It's time to prematurely close this conversation.