Corporate Lingo 101

Taken from “The Bad Girl’s Guide” by Cameron Tuttle

I’ve been missing the corporate world lately and so I was so amused when I stumbled upon this information. Having stress over your work? Well, this blog post might solve your problem.

In the corporate world, people hardly express what they really want. Every word has a hidden meaning so it is important for you to pick up quickly to get ahead. Here’s some common statements often used in the office and the meanings behind them…

The Statement:

“I’d like to build on your point…”

The Real Meaning:

I totally disagree with you, but you’re my boss.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“Thank you in advance”

The Real Meaning:

If you don’t do this, I’m screwed.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“We’re launching another major initiative”

The Real Meaning:

Your life will be a nightmare for the next six months.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“I was out doing competitive research”

The Real Meaning:

I was shopping.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“We need to think outside the box”

The Real Meaning:

We are desperate.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“Thanks I’ll take that into consideration”

The Real Meaning:

Your ideas are stupid and you don’t matter.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“We’ll do some qualitative research and report the results immediately”

The Real Meaning:

I’ll ask my wife.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“CC me on everything.”

The Real Meaning:

I don’t trust you for a second.

*   *   *

The Statement:

“We have a change in strategy”

The Real Meaning:

We have no idea what we’re doing.

* * * * * * * *

Now which one have you heard recently? 😉

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