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The New Office Lingo

October 08, 2000

Recent entries in the New Economy Workplace Dictionary, a work in progress. (All words are properly pronounced with tongue in cheek.)

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What it says.... What it means.... Early retirement Silicon Valley, 35; elsewhere, 70 Workweek 24/7 Lunch hour 30 minutes Coffeebreak History Vacation Two-hour lunch Bonus BMW, Rolex Watercooler talk Office intranet Veteran 30 days on the job Long-timer 24 months on the job Outsourcing Prison labor Part-time 40 hours per week Workplace Home or car 9 to 5 9 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

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