Tip Sheet

Swat­ting the buzz­words of busi­ness

Inc. (USA) - - DEPARTMENTS - By BEN SCHOTT

Hir­ing just got trick­ier, thanks to new rules lim­it­ing what you can ask about prior salaries. Plus: The Jarg­ona­tor

STEVE JOBS-ING IT

/ • verb. Plot­ting to re­turn to a com­pany that you’ve been kicked out of, as Jobs did with Ap­ple. This is, re­port­edly, former Uber CEO Travis Kalan­ick’s plan. Mean­while, he’ll be cir­cling Uber HQ dis­guised as a Toy­ota Prius. Source: Busi­ness In­sider

CYBERLOAFING

/ • verb. “En­gag­ing in non­work on­line ac­tiv­i­ties while ‘on the clock.’ ” Of course, this is Inc., so read­ing the Jarg­ona­tor at work counts as mis­sion-crit­i­cal re­search. Source: BBC

BROPROPRIATION

/ • noun. John: “It’s when a man steals an idea pro­posed first by a woman.” Jane: “I lit­er­ally just said that.” Source: Buenos Aires Her­ald

PRE­MIUM MEDIOCRE

/ • ad­jec­tive. “Pre­mium mediocre is the finest bot­tle of wine at Olive Gar­den. Any­thing branded as ‘sig­na­ture’ is pre­mium mediocre, of course.” Truly, it’s the busi­ness model of our time. Source: Rib­bon­farm

SNAPLICATION

/ • noun. McDon­ald’s used on­line job “snapli­ca­tions” via Snapchat this sum­mer. Af­ter watch­ing a short ad­vert, users “swipe up” to apply for a po­si­tion. If they “swipe right,” can they date the Ham­bur­glar? Source: QSR

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