I read this as "Bossoms" and now I feel deflated ( )
I was on a conference call yesterday that went something like this.
Guy: "Can someone let me know what the end game is here, because I have to set a strategy that satisfies the stakeholders in the short term rather than the medium to long term. James, do you have any suggestions?"
James "Suggestions for what?" (being a smart-arse)
Guy: "Suggestions for the end game"
James: "I don't even know what an end-game is (remember, I have resigned so I can say these things)
Guy: "The goal, the end game"
James: "Oh, you meant goal!"
Guy: "Yes, so do you know what the goal is here that we're trying to close off?"
James: "Close off?"
Guy: "Yes, what we are trying to achieve?"
James: "Um.....actually, no I don't"
James! It sounds like your last few days are...fun ones!
They are. Particularly today (Friday) as I'm at home
Oh I love it....
Are bossisms not just a clever way of hiding that you don't really know what you're talking about?
In the middle of applying for jobs. I used to work in for local authorities but private sector is so full of this talk. I have to get fluent in it before I go for interviews. I am trying to convince them I'm really interested in working for a company that sells industrial sliding doors.
When I worked in social housing strategy there was a different kind of PC lingo, which was all about "access and inclusion" and diversity so on. I read and learnt chunks of the equal oppertunities policy so I could spew them in job applications.
These might be personal to my boss but:
"Be the ball". After hearing it a million times, I know what she means by it, but have no idea why she thinks it means what it does.
Phone call: "Checking in." followed by silence. Uuuh, do you want a full synopsis of what I've been doing all day, are you wondering if the building has caught on fire or are you just trying to look busy while around other business people. Guaranteed third option there.