Here's a ready HR BS reference guide for the next time you're asked to write a reference for someone. Alternatively, it can be used as a handy dictionary of terms next time someone writes one for you.
AVERAGE EMPLOYEE: Not too bright.
EXCEPTIONALLY QUALIFIED: Made no major blunders yet.
ACTIVE SOCIALLY: Drinks a lot.
FAMILY IS ACTIVE SOCIALLY: Spouse drinks, too.
CHARACTER ABOVE REPROACH: Still one step ahead of the cops.
ZEALOUS ATTITUDE: Opinionated.
QUICK THINKING: Offers plausible excuses for mistakes.
CAREFUL THINKER: Won't make a decision.
TAKES PRIDE IN WORK: Conceited.
PLANS FOR ADVANCEMENT: Buys drinks for all the boys in the office at happy hour.
USES LOGIC ON DIFFICULT JOBS: Gets someone else to do it.
A KEEN ANALYST: Thoroughly confused.
EXPRESS THEMSELVES WELL: Speak English.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: A nit picker.
HAS LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: Is tall or has a loud voice.
EXCEPTIONAL JUDGMENT: Lucky.
KEEN SENSE OF HUMOUR: Spends all day downloading jokes from the Internet.
STRONG PRINCIPLES: Stubborn.
CAREER MINDED: Back stabber.
COMING ALONG WELL: About to be let go.
OF VALUE TO ORGANISATION: Gets to work on time.
RELAXED ATTITUDE: Sleeps at desk.
EXPERIENCED PROBLEM SOLVER: Screws up often.
PRIVATE: Hasn't slept with anyone at the office yet.
WORK IS FIRST PRIORITY: Too ugly to get a date.
INDEPENDENT WORKER: Nobody knows what he/she does all day.
FORWARD THINKING: Procrastinator.
GREAT PRESENTATION SKILLS: Able to BS well.
GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Spends lots of time on phone.
LOYAL: Can't get a job anywhere else.