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Sep 28, 2009
Couldn't figure out what the 'SNORK' with Wally drinking coffee implied.
Anyway, all managers tend to have their own set of cliches that they use way too often. In fact, in boring meetings, the only thing we do is keep a tab on the number of times each of the cliches has been used. And it is hard not to burst out laughing when we do hear our favorites!
 
 
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Sep 28, 2009
"Vacuous" FTW
 
 
Sep 27, 2009
P.S. More disappearing people in the second frame.
 
 
Sep 27, 2009
I had an experience a little like this. The new boss of our agency wrote up a job description for herself. The points she came up with filled the front and back of an 8.5x11, and she took about 15 minutes to read it to us during a staff meeting. Most of the points were meaningless clichés like "implementing forward thinking synergy among departments". I actually looked at her like she was joking for a while, before the horrible realization set in that she was being earnest.
 
 
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Sep 27, 2009
Dilbert, don't forget that the way that is the true way is not necessarily the way.

Read about Wouter Van Twiller in Knickerbocker's History of New York. He was a truly magnificent manager who had learned that well punctuated silence is even *better* than vacuous manager-speak.

Then again, Wouter was Governor of New York, not a mid-level manager. Oh, you ambitious ones, take note!
 
 
 
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