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Quote of the Week – W/E 30 July 2010 August 1, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in Quote of the Week, Working Life in Britain.

Subject matter is a bit thin on the ground at the moment, mainly due to my lack of interest in my day job (at least I’m being honest) and people’s minds have drifted to thoughts of summer holidays and the beach.

Anyway, working in banking you do hear colloquial phrases or technical language to express various matters. In main these are run of the mill, like ‘shorting’ (sell stock before it bombs), ‘cratering’ (stock share price is falling through the floor), ‘execution’ (placing the deal in the market), etc.

The one that made me laugh was the use of “salary heavy offer”, which implies, of course, the base salary should be sufficiently robust in order to motivate the future employee to get out of bed in the morning.

Audit Monkey note to oneself. Must use that phrase in the next round of salary negotiations, irrespective of how poncy it sounds.


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