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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pur plecks fyles

Sentence: Suzy had that perplexfiles feeling again. What to hide away, what to look busy doing and what to let her boss see her working on. Her boss, Alvin, was on one of his rampages again. It was his idea of motivating and supervising his staff, he thought. He'd roam through the office, looking for flaws and then act all dramatic about what he found. Most of the staff kept out of his way when he went on these rants...bathroom breaks, lunch at 10:00 am or going to that doctor's appointment. Alvin was such a diva, like he was the one upon whom all productivity depended. Luckily for Suzy and staff, he only did it when he was sober, so it did not happen very often!

Etymology: perplex (bewildering, mystery,complcated) & files (a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together) & for rhyming X Files (The truth is out there...I want to believe...)


metrohumanx The grunts are gruntled. Good worl, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:38:00

It must be a case for Moldy & Scolder! - pungineer, 2008-08-04: 09:22:00


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Created by: Katisms1

Pronunciation: dee-MOE-shun-ull

Sentence: He became completely demotional as he realized the fruitless struggle to conquer the mountain of work on his desk was inevitably leading to an ugly fall down the corporate ladder.

Etymology: demotion + emotional


Very good! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:29:00

Very good! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:30:00


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Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: shirk+load

Sentence: Elijah realised the open plan office vortex of no to slow productivity had struck again and that there were actual dust particles on the shirkload piled up on his desk. The Henderson files on the top were supposed to have been completed an hour ago and on the bosses' desk by now - 'Oh look a paper clip on the floor!' - he dived and held his breath as his stomach churned - he could smell the halitosis...his boss was back from lunch...

Etymology: shirk - to avoid honest toil + load - a unit of honest toil [used as a noun and or a verb - a heavy shirkload or to be caught shirkloading]


metrohumanx SHIRKLOAD- nice ring to it... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:42:00


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Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: hai-per-mai-spac-ti-vi-ti

Sentence: Realizing that he'd spent an entire morning on the Internet, George experienced a flood of hypermyspactivity when he noticed his boss contemplating his remaining workload

Etymology: hyperactivity + "My Space"

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Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Dis-ah-mis

Sentence: I couldn't help but feel disamiss when my boss flew past my stack of unfinished applications with his head in a cheeseburger.

Etymology: Dismiss (to be fired from ones job) + amiss (faulty or wrong; as in not doing ones paperwork)

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Created by: trunktickle




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Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Eg Sec Trick Aysion

Sentence: "I experienced a moment of pure exectrication as my boss walked past my desk without noticing the serious lack of work I had done all day, I really must conceal the piles of overflowing documents that need filing just in case I get busted."

Etymology: Exec, The boss. Extrication, To free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.

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Created by: couv78

Pronunciation: Repent-ah-facebook-ah-phobia

Sentence: Evrytime Mr. H comes by my desk its a mad dash to shut down my internet explorer. I think I have repentafacebookaphobia...but it passes.


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Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: dred/ nuff/ mest

Sentence: as bill sat at his desk with all the unfinished paper work crowding around him, he started to feel dreadnuffmest because he knew at any time his boss would arive back.

Etymology: from the word dread: nuff as in he knows that his boss will of had enough (e"nuff") of him.... and mest as in his life messed (mest) up.

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Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )


petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-11: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. It is also inspired by Timothy Johnson's book "GUST" where he advises that the first thing you have to realize about office politics is that it's a game. Thank you Cohenarie and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-05: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. Thank you cohenarie. ~ James

'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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