Corporate lingo list

Here’s a little clarification of corporate lingo. COMPETITIVE SALARY:We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors. JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY:We have no time to train you+- CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE:We don’t pay enough to expect that you’ll dress up-well, a couple of the real daring guys wear earrings. MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED:You’ll be six months behind schedule on your first day. SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED:Some time each night and some time each weekend. DUTIES WILL VARY:Anyone in the office can boss you around. MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL:We have no quality control. CAREER-MINDED:Female Applicants must be childless (and remain that way). APPLY IN PERSON:If you’re old, fat or ugly you’ll be told the position has been filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE:We’ve filled the job, our call for resumes is just a legal formality. SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE: You’ll need it to replace three people who just left. PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST:You’re walking into a company in perpetual chaos. REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS:You’ll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect. GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS:Management communicates, you, figure out what they want and do. I’M EXTREMELY ADEPT AT ALL MANNER OF OFFICE ORGANIZATION: I’ve used Microsoft Office. I’M HONEST, HARD-WORKING AND DEPENDABLE: I pilfer office supplies. MY PERTINENT WORK EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:I hope you don’t ask me about all the McJobs I’ve had. I TAKE PRIDE IN MY WORK:I blame others for my mistakes. I’M PERSONABLE:I give lots of unsolicited personal advice to co- workers. I’M EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL:I carry a Day-Timer. I AM ADAPTABLE:I’ve changed jobs a lot. I AM ON THE GO:I’m never at my desk.