Professional and Career Topics

  • 1.  Words or sentences you hear most often at work?

    Posted 01-30-2022 11:25 PM
    In my office:
    - Before the pandemic, on Skype: "Can you hear me?"
    - After the pandemic, on Teams: "You are on mute !!!" xD

    How about you?

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    Tung Nguyen, PhD, Water Resources Modeler
    Jacobs
    Sacramento, CA
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  • 2.  RE: Words or sentences you hear most often at work?

    Posted 01-31-2022 11:24 AM
    When I was young, it was, "Because that's the way we've always done it." Haven't hear that in many years, for which I'm thankful.

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    William McAnally Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.NE, F.ASCE
    ENGINEER
    Columbus MS
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  • 3.  RE: Words or sentences you hear most often at work?

    Posted 01-31-2022 03:34 PM
    This also makes for a great game. See: https://dilbert.com/search_results?terms=Buzzword%20Bingo. You just need to be careful. Not everyone may think it's fun.

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    Mitch Winkler P.E., M.ASCE
    Houston, TX
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  • 4.  RE: Words or sentences you hear most often at work?

    Posted 01-31-2022 07:56 PM
    What a fun topic!

    I'd say some of the ones we use the most are quotes from people we know that were part of humorous interactions.
    Some favorites:
    "My brain all fuzzy"
    "You know I need the weekend"

    A couple other phrases that that I enjoy hearing a lot:
    "Hoogle it" (A mashup of my name and Google because the guys realized that if you wonder something out loud, I'll look it up and tell you the answer if I don't already know it)
    "That needs to be put in the fun folder" (Funny screenshots or photos from our projects or conversations that we keep in a folder titled "fun" on our server)

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    Heidi C. Wallace, P.E., M.ASCE
    Tulsa, OK
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