These are quotes from real work email from real people who would be upset and appalled if they knew I was blogging them off. So, no names, no organisations but a couple of direct quotes:
“I hope you will be able to use the review as an important driver and lever to help to make the case for a community and workplace champion approach in your locality”
Someone else was explaining what they are ‘passionate’ about – Football? Food? Injustice? Nope, they announced via email that they’re passionate about...
“community based learning and the dissemination of health and well-being messages to improve local health aspirations and increase positive well-being outcomes”
Decent human beings, nice people, good at their jobs - no doubt.
Unfortunately though, thoughtful intelligent people are training themselves to speak like this, or at least write like this. After my current job comes to an end I expect to be able to 'concentrate on my music career' because I just can't play this game.
Hang on...that might be a good thing. Trouble is you can get paid for talking like this.