Descriptions for my current state…

So, I'm in a weird state at work right now. I'm not really here at my old job - I can't start anything real, and I'm trying to close things down, but neither am I at my new job. I was talking with Matt, trying to come up with good names for this condition. Here are a few ones I came up with, but I'm looking for more:

  • Pushed back from the gate
  • Waiting in the green room
  • Looking over the fence




Comments (27)

  1. STS: Short Timer Syndrome. I’d ask your new manager for a list of specs 🙂

  2. Keith Nicholas says:


  3. Scot Boyd says:

    In political arenas I think the term is "Lame duck".

  4. perhaps "in limbo", but to put a positive (albeit baseball) spin on it – "on deck" 🙂 things like "player to be named later" have a bit of a negative connotation, although they have the transitory nature going on.

    "volatile" doesn’t really work, even with the "changing state" kind of semantic.

    "sublimating" has "To divert the energy associated with (an unacceptable impulse or drive) into a personally and socially acceptable activity." which would kinda work outside of that "unacceptable" adjective there 🙂

  5. Vatsan Madhavan says:

    If vacationing was your vocation, this would count as a business trip 🙂

  6. Quietly Vesting!

    No, wait, that’s something different… 😉

  7. Robert Kozak says:

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  8. DM McGowan II says:

    Nah…original Unreal.

  9. Matthew W. Jackson says:

    In the process of being Marshaled to another AppDomain?

    Naaaaaa that’s just stupid.

  10. Farquhar says:

    <blockquote>I. Pushed back from the gate

    II. Waiting in the green room

    III. Looking over the fence</blockquote>

    I. is passive. something done to you.

    II. not bad

    III. Something you did before you got the job,

  11. William Luu says:

    I’d call it "procrastinating"…

  12. Luc Cluitmans says:

    "Away from here, but not there yet" (or "Away from there, but not here yet")

    "Writing my C# memoires while dreaming about Movie Maker"

    "Interproject nadir"

    [sorry if this appears twice, I am having proxy troubles]

  13. Brian says:

    Virtually Useless

  14. Anonymouse says:

    Eric Gunnerson is about to restart. Please close all applications before continuing.

  15. Barry Allison says:

    Your job is on the finalizer queue with a long weak reference.

    …what, you wanted something poetic?

  16. Scott Allen says:

    Sitting in the corporate page file, waiting for a fault.

  17. Curt says:

    IOV (in-office vacation)

    [a variant on Wally’s in-cubicle vacation…]

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