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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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"Colleague announcement"
this is what I hear in my local Sainsburys these days. What is wrong with calling them staff for fucks sake?
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:08, closed)

Or henchmen?
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:08, closed)
or slaves?

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:31, closed)
Asda do this.
Always confuses me.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:37, closed)
Why do you work for Lidle?

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:39, closed)
Because the pay's better, that's why.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:43, closed)
Lidl?
Good God no, I work for a certain company that rhymes with Jujitsu. Not the camera company either. The one where the former CEO was recently ousted among claims of links to the Yakuza.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 11:52, closed)
I used to work for them back in the dawn of time
I remember they had many different types of "staff". I guessing they still do and that using the word "staff" might be open to wilful misinterpretation. "That doesn't mean me, I'm Management."

Also as "staff" is the first word in the announcement, is quite short and liable to be spoken by someone who doesn't have English as their first language, they probably wanted something that wouldn't be mistaken for something else.

I've overthought this haven't I? I should get out more.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:52, closed)

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