New Words to Live by. Alas
By David Futrelle

(MONEY Magazine) – >> A new and improved lexicon for the new-and-not-necessarily-improved workplace, thanks to the smithies at

> Mucus trooper Sick and hacking employee who insists on coming in to work

> Nerdistan An upscale town or neighborhood with many, many high-tech workers

> Duppie Depressed urban professional stuck in a meaningless job while searching for something better

> Warm-chair attrition Loss of productivity due to unhappy employees waiting for the right time to quit

> Silver ceiling Prejudices that keep older employees from rising to positions of power

> Bozo explosion Incompetent employees hired by newly hired incompetent managers

> Butt call An unintended phone call placed by sitting on one's cell phone --D.F.