Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Words to ban from my vocabulary

I've been working at this job for three and half years, and have realized that giving five months' notice that I am quitting was probably a bad idea. I have had five months to come to terms with the fact that I am leaving, and part of me just doesn't want to make the effort anymore. I'm getting sick and tired of it - as if my previous posts about "Things I'd love to tell a customer someday" wasn't enough of a hint for you all! - and at this point I can't wait to leave.

When I finish, there are two words in particular that I truly hope I can successfully wipe from my brain.

"inconvenience" : I detest this word. It demeans the person's experience until it is merely a triviality, but what else can you say? You don't want to inflate the situation, but you don't want to make it seem like it's barely worth your time.


"marketing" : This is such a broad f*cking term that can mean anything from donations and sponsorship to corporate buyers to advertising to who knows what else. So when someone says, "the marketing department", I wish to god people would remember that there are about seventeen different uses for that word in today's business world, and to specify what the hell they're talking about.