The disease associated with
"passing the buck" which, in the workplace, is normally associated with
passing off a task
or responsibility to someone else, either in your own working department or in another department altogether.
Passthebuckitis is extremely contagious, especially if a deadline has passed or if the task
that you aren't familiar with
After forgetting to prepare a presentation for the upcoming meeting, Melissa told the organizer that
it was actually Jessica who was responsible for presenting, thus, 'passing the buck'. Jessica, then fearing for her job and reputation, told the meeting organizer that
she had thought it was Mark
who was to prepare the presentation.
Melissa has done this on several occasions
and suffers from
passthebuckitis. Jessica caught
passthebuckitis when trying
to defer responsibility to another coworker.