Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bizzouflage - Vetting

For those of you who are not familiar with Bizzouflage here is a brief overview.

Bizzouflage is a way to camouflage your words into business lingo so you can have more free time, look smart and productive and have less work to do. (It is also a play on my alter ego, Bizzio Von Bittensnatch)

Today's Example: Vet or Vetting or Vetted (I have included the definition below)

Here is how to use this: In a meeting where work has been asked of you ask this question...."Has this been vetted with ______ (Insert the name of someone who has a marginal interest in the project who you know has not been consulted)?" "Because they seem like they have a vested interest"

- You will get praised for the use of Vet because it shows you are up on your management reading and lingo

- You will get a bonus because it shows you have a holistic view of the company

- You will have to do less work because you are creating more for others.


vet 1

v. vet·ted, vet·ting, vets

v. tr.

To subject to veterinary evaluation, examination, medication, or surgery.
To subject to thorough examination or evaluation: vet a manuscript.


EC said...

Sounding smarting and doing less work - totally my kind of word!

By the way, you have been tagged!

Kali said...

I'll cross that bridge when I come to it; for now my total lack of any paying work means I have no need to use the word vet, except in relation to my dog..

Bill From Gainesville said...

Good advice. I will put it with my collection of taxicab cards