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'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Fundrazor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fund razor

Sentence: Winston was originally the Fun Raiser in the office. He dreamed up all the themes and decorations for all the social activities at work and deputized several co-workers to help him. He contracted caterers, event planners and spent hours of company time planning all the celebrations (at least one a month). When asked for cost-cutting ideas from the boss, he suggested that they stop paying third parties and just do their own event planning. His boss thought that eliminating all the social activities would save them a bundle, so Winston's job was eliminated as were his helpers'. Winston is now known as the Fundrazor...a social pariah.

Etymology: Fund (a reserve of money set aside for some purpose;a supply of something available for future use)& Razor (edge tool used in shaving, cutting hair)& Razer (someone who tears down so as to make flat with the ground) & Play on Fundraiser (someone who solicits financial contributions;a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money)

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Brainybrave

Created by: Ravenwolf

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Employliability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: em/ploy/lia/bill/itee

Sentence: His grasp of downsizing used to be considered a plus for his employability...now it is an employliability.

Etymology: employ + ability + liability

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Beancounterproductive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: been-count-a-pre-duk-tiv

Sentence: Solly's brilliant plan to save costs in administration was a selffulfoiling prophecy. His plan to replace half the accountants with a super duper finance software application resulted in him getting a redundancy package and the beancounterproductive medal at the CPA annual awards night.

Etymology: bean counter (accountant) + counter productive (acting against usefulness)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word and the way you worked in that 'selffulfoiling' was very clever too. - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:52:00

terrific word and your little movie is fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:17:00

Great movie - is there a sequel? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:33:00

petaj Thank you. Releasing sequels too rapidly is a sign of $$$$ winning out over quality in the movie world. I'm not ruling out a sequel, but you might have to wait awhile. But how about some other verbotomists have a go. - petaj, 2008-05-28: 02:50:00

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Autosize

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: aw-toe-sīz

Sentence: On the way out of the boss' office, Devon had a cartoon moment as if he had just realized that he ran off the edge of a cliff chasing after business inefficiencies. He stared out at the "television audience" afraid to look down after realizing that he just autosized himself out of a job.

Etymology: auto, self + size, after downsize

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Karmaudit

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: car-mah-dit

Sentence: If Ken knew that he was doing a karmaudit trying to be a suck-up, he would not have been so evil to the coworkers whose jobs he gleefully sacrificed to the money gods. In the words of the great Allen Toussaint,"the same dudes you misuse on your way up - you might meet up on your way down."

Etymology: karma: (Hinduism & Buddhism) the belief that ones actions determine ones fate + audit: inspection of business accounts and records

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COMMENTS:

The fickle finger of fate... - Nosila, 2009-07-08: 13:23:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:50:00

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Accolaidoff

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: acco/layde/off

Sentence: In addition to being lauded as an environmental champion for turning the parking lot into a green space, I also received an accolaidoff as my position as parking lot attendant was no longer viable

Etymology: accolade(acknowledgment of merit)+ laid off

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COMMENTS:

oh clever one.... - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:43:00

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Amazicution

Created by: jellybean09

Pronunciation: a-mae-zi-que-tion

Sentence: Jelly bean and LolliPOP come together to create an amazicution of a relationship.

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Selfaxuate

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: SELF+AX+actUATE

Sentence: I had a sneeking feeling I might be cutting my own throat, and when the pat on the back turned into a handshake goodbye, I knew I had selfaxuated.

Etymology: SELF+AX+actUATE

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Careericide

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)isīd

Sentence: Rob’s ”Fall on your sword” project had the expected results. Now, going from job interview to job interview, he wonders why he committed this act of careericide. Worse than loosing his job he finds that he has been de-friended by most of his old coworkers on Facebook.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life) + suicide (the action of killing oneself intentionally)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-27: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-27: 10:27:00
so many good words today

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-08: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James