When someone tells you to get real, they want you to get a reality check and to stop behaving as though you're living in a fantasy world.
Could apply to pretty much anyone or anything (as in a company or organisation) that mentally is not living in reality.
Examples can include companies paying their employees minimum wage while demanding preformance and duties etc that someone willing to preform them is worth at least twise that. On the other side of the coin, it can also include employees demanding pay that is far in excess of what the company can realistically afford to pay them.
Basically anyone or anything that expects something that just isn't realistic, saying 'get real' means to tell them to stop being unrealistic.
Employee: I demand $75,000 a year, a company car, 50,000 shares of the company's stock, every benifit imaginable and a months vacation every year to start.
Interviewer: Get real, this is a burger flipping job, not an executive job.
September 08, 2005
Usually occurs sometime in your twenties, a few years out of school and still feel as though you're waiting for you're life to begin.
For most people it will be arround twenty five years of age (give or take a year or two) as this tends to be when you're way of thinking is starting to change beyond that of a high school or college student. Most people realise they've reached this age if they talk to teens online and realise their way of thinking/talking/interacting etc is considerably diffrent and/or they're starting to refer to teens as 'kids'.
It's an age where a lot people start developing a more realistic outlook in life and start feeling that if they haven't accomplished certain things in life they thought they would by then that they may never (Even though this isn't true and they still have a long time to attain their goals and dreams).
This tends to be the age where regets about decitions made in High School, College etc start becomming more appart. The classes one didn't take, or could have tried harder in, the teams one didn't try out for, and wished they had and so forth can sometimes cause a lot of regret and even resentment of those that are doing things one wishes they'd done.
Some people will respond to a quarter life crisis by rushing into various landmark type goals in life (ie, getting married, moving out from your parents house, getting your first house, getting your first real job, having kids).
This could be because their friends have accomplished one or more of these things and they're worried their falling behind them.
It may also be because they're afraid that if they don't accomplish these things by the time their 28 or so, they may never.
Others respond to it by growing depressed and blamming others for their pervieved failures in life.
People tend to move beyond this life crisis when they realise that, a lot of people feel the same way and/or are in the exact same position, so they have plently of company (misery loves company) and/or start to realise that perhaps some of their hopes and dreams were a tad bit unrealistic and that they're just getting a reality check. Once one realises that life hasen't neccessarily let them down and that their hopes and dreams were just that, hopes and dreams, but the reality has simply granted them a more down to Earth/realistic life, they'll accept it and hopefully be happy for what they have and stop lamenting over what they never could realistically have achieved in life.
Person1: What's wrong man?
Person2: Sorry, I'm just kinda depressed. I'm 26 years old yet I feel like I should have been way more then I am by now.
Person1: I hear ya man, welcome to your quarter life crisis.
Refers to the way we tend to look at other people’s lives and other things that we don't have in general through rose colored glasses
Comes from the idea of looking at a neighbours lawn and seeing it as better looking, healthier and overall greener then your own when in reality you’re just ignoring anything negative about it and downplaying everything positive about your own.
Friend#1: You’re so lucky, you went to a great college
, have money and you’re so smart and will probably accomplish more by the time you’re 30 then I will in my entire life.
Friend#2: Are you serious? I’ve always envied you. People expect so much out of me. I’ve never been able to have a life because of studying and other schoolwork. If I get less then an A, people freak out like I got an F. I may accomplish that much, but with all the pressure on me I’ll probably be insane by the time I’m 35. In so many ways, I wish I could just be a regular guy with normal expectations and a normal life.
Friend#1: Wow, I honestly never looked at it that way. I guess it's true that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
September 03, 2005
n. an abbreviation for 'cellular phone.'
v. the act of calling someone else's cellular phone.
n. "My dad wants to use the phone, call my cell so we can keep talking."
v. "I'm not here at the moment, cell if you need me."
January 03, 2004
When a company hires another company to do some aspect of its work for it.
Examples of this include (but are not limited to):
* Stores using another companies cleaning services for cleaning its floors etc (rather then having employees of their own hired as full time cleaners).
* An ISP using a third party for its e-mail services rather then using servers of their own.
* A company in need of call centre services using a third person company rather then building a call centre of its own.
Companies often outsource to save money. However, it's also possible they want to concentrate on their main service and allow another company to worry about secondary ones (ie, companies whose main service are those secondary ones).
Outsourcing unfortunatly costs jobs domestically when companies outsource overseas. This is why people dislike it so much.
Poor guys unemployed because his employer outsourced his job overseas.
February 02, 2005
1. A ninja from the anime Naruto who clearly is a homosexual. He doesn't give women a second look, and is obsessed with his brother and desperately seeks Orochimaru, a little boy collector. And he's a jerk. The show would be much better, without him.
1. I hate Sasuke, that fag.
That feeling you get when you see, experience, read or hear something that causes you to die a little inside and/or lose more of what little innocense you have left.
Some people accuse others of soul rape when said others disagree with something they're produced. The idea being that they're expressing a part of themsevles and in saying that part of wrong, the others are harming them on a deep inner spirtual type of level.
I suffered a serious case of soul rape when I accidently stumbled upon porn of classic 80's cartoons.