Friday, October 27, 2006

Jargon Abuse

This CareerJournal article about people using corporate jargon at home is enough to make me scream:

When Michael Schiller, a management consultant, wanted to talk with his 15-year-old daughter about where she was going with her friends, he told her, "You have to recognize your ARAs and measure against them."

If my father had talked like that I might have recognized LSD and measured a rainbow.

His wife rolled her eyes, knowing that he was using HR speak to address accountability, responsibility and authority. His daughter, he says, "looked at me like I was from outer space."

That's because he is from outer space.

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