However, it’s office jargon that’s likely to get most people’s backs up.
‘Social Notworking’, ‘Déjà Brew’ and ‘Google Naps’ all rank amongst the most irritating new work jargon, according to a new study released toda by UKTV channel Dave.
2,000 respondents were asked about their opinions on office jargon and the phrases they find most irksome. Over a quarter of Brits (26%) cited the term ‘Social Notworking’ – the fine art of appearing to be hard at work whilst messing about on Facebook and Twitter as the most irritating new jargon term closely followed by ‘Déjà Brew’, the seemingly kind offer to make a colleague a cup of tea, when you know that they have just had one and are therefore likely to decline. Here’s the rest of the terrible top ten:
Drainstorm: A poorly organised workshop, where everyone leaves feeling deflated – 15%
Human Desourcing: Sacking people – 12%
Jambivalence: Ignoring a printer blockage in the hope that someone else will fix it 12%
Google Naps: Using Google to work out what time colleagues in the US will be sleeping, to avoid them replying to emails – 11%
W.T.F?!: The realisation that it is only Tuesday, and you have ‘Wednesday, Thursday, Friday?!’ still to do – 9%
Stock Home Syndrome: Pinching stuff from the office – 7%
Shout-of-office: Someone who wants every single person in the building to know they are off on holiday – 6%
TNT would like to add ‘end of play’ and our all-time least-favourite, ‘heads-up’, to this list.
From January 23, Dave is treating fans of the show to the premiere episode of Suits series 3 via Dave on Demand, a whole week before it airs on the channel. The full series will then transmit on Dave from January 30.
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