9. Talk That (Excessive Industry Jargon) Talk
This one really hits to the core of why people resent corporate life. You're not a copywriter, you "deliver creative content solutions." You don't hock medical supplies, you "facilitate high end sales to meet the increasingly dynamic needs of today's health care system." When you start using phrases like "momentum in the marketplace," "knowledge acquisition," and "concrete measurable," you're too far gone. It's too late. And you're going to piss off the co-workers around you who aren't corporate tools. Yet.