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According to a survey by Slack, there’s a loooong list of phrases or sayings that annoy us. We shared ours this morning. Mine is “I don’t get paid enough for that!” If you don’t get paid enough, then find another job! I never want to work with anyone with that attitude, it just makes it harder on everyone else. “That’s not my job” is another. Maryann hates “new normal.” She’s a big fan of the “old normal.” Here’s more…

  • ASAP

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    “As soon as possible” is disliked by 15% of those surveyed. How about “WIGTI” (Whenever I Get To It)?

  • Keep Me In The Loop/Loop Me In/Circle Back

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    Again, 15% of those surveyed were not interested in keeping anyone in any loop. Nor did they want to loop anyone in, circle back or have to deal with anything round.

  • Think Outside The Box/Back To Square One

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    The hatred of shapes continues as they found that references to anything square is also frowned upon.

  • There's No I In Team

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    True! In fact, there are 22 letters that aren’t in “team.” However, there is a “me.” A similar “team” saying that’s disliked is “Team Player”

  • Touch Base

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    Apparently the idea of “touching base” has become a negative phrase in the workplace. If you do “touch base” make sure you wash your hands!