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Office Etymology

What is a concept without its peculiarities and a community without its quirks?

Here is a list of oft-used SlavesInc terms, the slave’s dialect:

People:

Wage Slave: You and me, all salaried tax-paying drones

 

 

 

Galley: Where the slaves toil most of their waking lives to earn their daily loaf/sub

As corrected by Kitchenmudge

 

 

Head Slave (HS): Your Boss, he who tells you to ‘row faster’ (accompanied by crack of whip)

 

 

 

Slave in Cheif (SIC): Your boss’ boss…Boss, the powers that be

 

 

 

Bottom Slave (BS): You, you nameless cog at the bottom of the pile

Suggested by Jonel

 

 

 

Slavery Supervision: Your favorite department, HR

 

 

 

 

Props:

Rowing Station: The confines of your cubicular existence

 

 

 

 

 Slave Station: Your Machine, your computer, your sinking stone

 

 

 

 

Banana: Leaves, Incentives, Appreciation cards…bait

 

 

 

Work Life Balance: WLB

W    L-B

W               L  B

W                          L

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Slavery Solicitation: Proving you are great at everything you hate doing, i.e. a job interview

  1. […] Office Etymology […]

  2. […] the fateful vehicle approaches, you become aware of an impatient, heavy breathing flock of fellow slaves around you. This is not going to be easy. But what would life be without […]

  3. Slavery solicitation!!! that’s very real.
    I’ll be back !!!Love your blog.

    Ana, from Argentina

  4. Slave solicitation!!!
    Love your Blog!!! I´ll be coming back,

    Ana , from Argentina

  5. Don’t you mean “galleys”? Or is there a joke I’m not getting, about slave vocabulary?

  6. […] the obesity of your pay check. And your back rest needs a lot of propping up. Beyond these gallows lie other enclosures with other chairs, more ergonomic, with better colors and cushioned arm rests. […]

  7. […] you hang on in the crowded bus, more and more wage slaves pack in, looking similarly miffed. Yes, the bus has AC but it is huffing and puffing like […]

  8. […] are impressed by your own ability to find bright spots in the dim-lit terrain of the gallows. So what if your previous ray of hope turned out to be a flickering flash light? Something about […]

  9. […] have still not understood why your gallows pulls the blinds and uses flourescent lighting throughout the day. It does not fit the […]

  10. This is the whole truth and nothing but the slave’s truth. From one slave to another (regardless of where we work) more power to us.

  11. […] the obesity of your pay check. And your back rest needs a lot of propping up. Beyond these gallows lie other enclosures with other chairs, more ergonomic, with better colors and cushioned arm rests. […]

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