Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hold Your Nose. Here Comes a TMD.

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I just got through trying to decipher a job description from an online job board that made me cry, then laugh, then cry.

The job description, laced with so many acronyms, was clearly written for internal candidates with little anticipation of an external hire.  Unless of course it was a test…for the restovus.  I read the thing and then spent the next 5 minutes ripping my hair out attempting to de-code it.  I think I made about a B+ on the test.

I got distracted by Urban Dictionary then tickled when looking up one of the acronyms.  The job description read as follows:

Write short and long term brand plans in support of TMD annual plans as well as lead the FSOP…”

Substituting Urban Dictionary definitions for “TMD” the job description might read as follows:

Write short and long term brand plans in support of Turds of Mass Destruction…..or,

Write short and long term brand plans in support of The Muslim Dream…..or,

Write short and long term brand plans in support of Too Much Drugs…..or,

Write short and long term brand plans in support of Touching My ________(not going to say it)….or

Write short and long term brand plans in support of Too Much Detail….or,

Write short and long term brand plans in support of Too Much Drama…..or,

Write short and long term brand plans in support of _______ing (not got to say it) My ______(not going to say it).

Anyway, I went ahead and applied for the job.  I hope it is not received like a TMD but in the meantime, I will HMN.