Fun with labor time

Acronyms learned thus far:

TOD: transit-oriented development
AMI: average median income
NIMBY: the "not in my backyard" kinda folk

Feel free to add to the list according to your area of expertise! Fun!


Blogger Brent Cunningham said...

IYITSOT: If you're into that sort of thing.

Oh, wait, that's not a work acronym, damn.

25 June, 2008  
Blogger dbuuck said...

from my time in the homeless industry--

SRO single resident occupancy
5150 police code for 72-hour psych ward lock-up
ONO one night only
RO repeat offender
MD manic-depressive
THU transitional housing unit
S8 section eight housing
ASW Assigned Social Worker
MSC Multi-Service Center
GA General Assistance
SA Substance Abuse Issues
FOB recovering addict
DB Disability Benefits
VDA Victim of Domestic Abuse
sadly etc...

25 June, 2008  
Blogger MN said...

UD: unlawful detainer
DFPOD: demand for production of documents
PJCORTP: prejudgment claim of right to possession
POS: proof of service

Quick, what field do I work in.

26 June, 2008  
Blogger Sheryl Tuttle said...

P3: Public/Private Partnership

Just stumbled across your blog and thought I'd add my 2 cents.

26 June, 2008  
Blogger Jennifer Manzano. said...

"Melissa and Jennifer are at an AA meeting for the rest of the afternoon. Will return in the morning."

(Administrative Assistant).

26 June, 2008  
Blogger Alli Warren said...

Hey Nicoloff, it's too perfect, I gotta make the joke, which is the not-very-funny joke I always make which involves switching the words around in your phrase above and emphasizing one of them over the others and then adding a few so the phrase now reads:

"I'll work in *your* sector, if you know what I mean."


27 June, 2008  
Blogger JC said...

Ok, Mortgage acronyms?
Please don't fall asleep.
it's so boring I forgot.
FHA- Federal Housing Administration
LTV- Loan to Value
DTI- Debt to income
RBP- Risk based pricing
UFMIP- Up front mortgage insurance premiums
ISER- Information Security Evaluation Request
you know,
TPS Reports.


27 June, 2008  
Blogger Laura Moriarty said...


Absent without leave.

Alli Warren, you are under arrest!

27 June, 2008  
Blogger Alan said...

As Brent intimates, strictly speaking, acronyms are not the same as initialisms. TLA ("three letter acronym") is the latter, while POTUS (Secret Service handle for President of the United States), pronounced POE-tis, is one.

Corp Speak is so ridden with both that many companies have to assemble a glossary.

cul8r ... is it a rebus?

28 June, 2008  
Blogger rodney k said...

Anyone know what EOM means? I passed a store yesterday announcing with handmade signs in the windows it was having an "EOM Sale," like I was supposed to know what that is.

28 June, 2008  
Blogger Chris said...

probably does not refer to gourds grown / made by Eddie Owens Martin, who called himself St. EOM, but one should always visit Pasaquan


29 June, 2008  
Blogger Fran├žois said...

I have to work with a NAPP report. Not quite sure what NAPP stands for.

01 July, 2008  
Blogger Matt said...

My first guess for EOM would be equine orthopedics merchandise, though I could be wrong.

09 July, 2008  
Blogger Brent Cunningham said...


Isn't it End of Month?

Like, "We've got to clear this shit off the books b-4 the end of the month?"

Here are your other possibilities, from the online acronym dictionary:

End Of Message
Election Observation Mission
Employee of the Month
End of Media
Enterprise Operations Management
Equations Of Motion
End of Mission
Electro-Optic Modulator
Every Other Month
End Of Memory
End of Module
Earth Observation Mission
Enterprise Output Manager (Unisys)
Extra-Ocular Muscle (medical)
Earl of March (secondary school)
Expenditure on Manpower
Echelons of Maintenance (USMC logistics)
Extra-Ocular Movement
End of Matter

You think they were having an Employee of the Month Sale? Them's are freaky deaky expensive usually...


11 July, 2008  
Anonymous Patrick said...

PWD Person(s) with disabilities
EIS English for international students

25 July, 2008  
Blogger Stan Apps said...

SLOs Student Learning Outcomes

This one has become a sort of mysterious fetish in the community college world.

10 August, 2008  

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