Get into Bed

get into bed annoying business jargon cartoon

(Get into Bed is an annoying business term and is just one of the 212 Most Annoying Business Phrases Managers Effuse, Confuse, and Overuse detailed in the hilarious must-have guide for every workplace: The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room. Available right now on Amazon.)

Get into Bed

Your manager is a misogynist ass, we get it. Now, he’s advocating you get into bed with a client.

Oh! The! Humanity!

Lighten up, Francis; he’s using an idiotic and outdated figure of speech so crude it will likely land him in the human resources office at some point – just not today. Today, he’s simply asking you in a completely tired, clichéd way to develop a close business relationship with the client.

He’s not asking you to sleep with them – though he’s probably wishing you would.

Hearing get into bed in today’s workplace should make you feel embarrassed for the person saying it. It’s outdated; and in an era where a first grader can get suspended for chewing their PB&J sandwich into the shape of a gun, managers should be more careful with their words.

It seems everyone is looking for a reason to be offended or prove their failures-to-date are based on some unseen oppression. If you’re an unthinking manager still using get into bed instead of “build a relationship,” we’re hopeful you’re very near retirement. If not, your vocabulary needs a 21st Century upgrade.

Replacement phrases: Build a relationship

See also: Connect With; Face Time

The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room is available on Amazon

From TheManager