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corporate speak translation challenge

Posted in i am endlessly fascinating, i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore on November 4, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

hey, gang. i’ve had to try to appear busier than usual at work lately.

I received this from my boss, addressed to the 5 person management team:

“I’d venture to say right now some of the reps are unclear on what to do for their sales audits. Do we have written procedures on how to complete a sales audit? If so, we can present to the team and enact this rule. If not, let’s get them together and move forward. This needs to be done prior to the new incentive so everyone can hit the ground running.”
translation in black- use your Yes/Know invisible ink pen to reveal the correct answer:
Frank, write up procedures for how to do sales audits and train everyone.

I find this kind of indirect communication maddening and this is a 2 on a scale of 1-10 of how vague communications usually are. It’s frustrating when suggestions are just thrown out there when they really mean “please do this”.

I hate the BS fake teams that corporations try to present as an operating model. That squishy “we” concept seems to create the most problems- is this task to be done by me or in collaboration with others?

whew, i feel a little better.

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Big Bill Haywood says Release all Class War Prisoners (1906-07?)

Posted in american heroes, badassery, chicago, ephemera, history, i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore, made in usa, punk rock, vanishing America on May 8, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

click for delightful embiggenment
grabbed from loc.gov
Big Bill Haywood is one of the forgotten heroes/anti-heroes of American history. He faced down corrupt politicians, craft unions, and corporations back in the days when they would just kill you rather than ruining your credit rating. He flaked out and moved to the Soviet Union later in life, but don’t hold that against him. Read up on him.

this is a threat

Posted in i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore on March 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The next person I hear saying “friended” gets punched in the face

The Naked Rationer (1941)

Posted in badassery, history, i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore, manliness, photography, punk rock on March 12, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from Life archives again- sorry, I’m obsessed!
“Young Dutchman walking down city street, naked save for a fedora and shoes as he dares punishment by the SS while protesting clothes rationing by the occupying Germans.”
The epitome of style- a true gentleman wears garters and a fedora whilst fighting the SS!

I get mad!

Posted in fuzzy childhood memories, i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore on November 20, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

i get mad! i get mad! i get mad! it ain’t bad to get mad!

Network (1976)

Posted in badassery, i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore, movies on November 20, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

First you’ve got to get mad! You’ve got to say, “I’m a human being goddamnit my life has value!”