|I’m up to my ass in dead fairies here…
||[Dec. 6th, 2007|11:51 am]
What, you didn’t know? |
It’s true! Look at the organizations that are KNOWN for their acronym generation: government, army, insurance agencies, IT firms…so you see a lot of fey and mischief going on in those places? (Well, mischief in a FUN way, not in a chicanery kind of way…) I would even make the case that an organization’s sense of humor, or lack thereof, can be correlated to its fairy-killing propensity.
And no matter what you think about Ikea…you have to give them credit for helping to stem the tide of fairy extinction. Because giving products actual, simple names…like Sven or Sturmo, instead of #KV-347h, or Precocious Mission Bench Aubergine 3b, you generate a fairy.
When I worked at FMI, oddly enough, it was our IT team that led the fairy conservation. Although the rest of the organization was killing fairies daily with EFR and ECM and CRR, the IT team named our servers Fred and Wilma.
Oh, we were great fairy-killers at FMI! Not that I’ll take full credit for our initiatives suddenly having names like Whole Health and MealSolutions, instead of EFR or ECR. But I do know that after a few meetings…when someone would coin a new acronym and I would make the (sound of a plane spiraling downward), following the imaginary death spiral of the fairy with my eyes, then mutter “Boom….Poof” as the fairy hit the ground and exploded into fairy dust. (I know, you thought fairy dust was fun. It’s dead fairies, you moron and the next idiot that sprinkles me with glitter and calls it fairy dust is getting a visit from the Cremation Ogre.)
At first everyone thought the dying/dead fairy bit was funny. Then they started to look uncomfortable….even a little guilty…but you know, the acronym generation definitely died down.
But now, now…THIS company is like working for the Khmer Rouge of Fairyland. Not only is there an acronym for EVERYTHING…but they’re not even logical and are loaded with words that would guarantee an easy win at Bullshit Bingo.
I went through ABOO. ACompany Business Organization Orientation. WTF? Is this an orientation that every new employee goes through? Is it an orientation that we only do here at Acompany? Are there several kinds of orientation, that we would need to differentiate between them? No. Just the one. So why not just call it….Orientation.
Oooh, I have my work cut out for me here….