There are a lot of phrases tossed around the workplace that really grind my gears. For example, when people say “grind my gears.” Some other examples include, but are not limited to:
“Must be nice.” Uh, yeah, it is fucking nice that I’m not working overtime like you are.
“Welcome to my world.” Don’t belittle my issue by acting like you deal with this shit on a day-to-day basis. I’m reeling over here and that’s the best you have to say?
“Can you do me a favor?” You’re going to ask anyway, so go on.
“Why didn’t you follow up with me?” Um, why didn’t you respond to me in the first place? If I see an email in my inbox, I’m shooting back a response in t-minus two seconds to wash my hands of responsibility.
…or anything related to a printer. Just because I’m younger than you doesn’t mean I know how to change the damn toner.
But all those get thrown out the window when you’re put in a meeting with all the coworkers you hate. Everything they’re saying has a second meaning, as exhibited by Fast Company’s video, “Every Meeting You’ve Ever Been To (In Two Minutes)”.
Just try to not reach over the table and slap the shit out of the next person that talks like they’re an investor on Shark Tank, even though that show is the best. .
[via Fast Company]
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