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'I guess Bob isn't going to get his pension...'

DEFINITION: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

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Exitploitation

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ex it ploy tay shun

Sentence: Poor Bob, as it actually turned out, had accepted the clerk's position as a deadendtry level job. For most of his life, he desklaboured in the sweaty, dimly-lit office for long hours, short pay, with dreams of his retirement. His exitploitation came with a stroke after realizing he'd wasted pension savings on shares in the flailing company.

Etymology: From exploitation (disuse a huge portion of the populus to increase the wealth of few) and exit (leave, or in this case, die).

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So true and sad that it happens more than it should. Exitploitation's meaning is so readily apparent and has a powerful impact immediately. Greate Creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:25:00

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Lieoff

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: līôf

Sentence: It was clear that Ralph wanted his full retirement. Through several mergers and stiff reductions, he had steadfastly resisted buy-outs and other offers to take an early pink-slip. He now has taken a non-voluntary lieoff as he was found taking a dirt-nap on the floor of his office. Ever the diligent worker, he had just completed the paperwork for taking a personal day, his first in 25 years.

Etymology: lie (be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface) layoff (a discharge, esp. temporary, of a worker or workers)

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COMMENTS:

In looking at your 'score details' I noticed that you didn't vote for a single verbotomy all last week. I'm curious to know why not? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:33:00

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Perisholdoubt

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: PAIR-ish-HOLE-doubt ( perisholdoubting, perisholdoubted)

Sentence: Not loving labor, Max would aspire... To hang in there longer so he could retire... He’d work there as long as he could though he’d pout- Max was a typical PERISHOLDOUT. Shunning abuse, he would punch in each day..."Why don't you leave there?" his wife she would say..Max planned to quit after hoarding his pay- Just one more year wasn't much to delay- Now his spouse cashes his checks with dismay... and Max can relax in his six feet of clay.

Etymology: PERISH+HOLDOUT+OLD+OUT+DOUBT= PERISHOLDOUBT.....PERISH: to become destroyed or ruined, cease to exist, to cause to die; Middle English perisshen, from Anglo-French periss-, stem of perir, from Latin perire, from per- detrimentally + ire to go.....HOLDOUT: To resist quitting,one that holds out (as in negotiations)1908.....OLD: advanced in years or age, dating from the remote past; Middle English, from Old English eald; akin to Old High German alt old, Latin alere to nourish, alescere to grow, altus high, deep [before the 12th century].....OUT: at an end, in or into a useless state, to the point of depletion, extinction, or exhaustion, away from home or work; Middle English, from Old English ūt; akin to Old High German ūz out, Greek hysteros later, Sanskrit ud up, out [ before 12th century ].....DOUBT: Highly unlikely, to be in doubt about, to lack confidence in; Middle English douten, from Anglo-French duter, douter, from Latin dubitare to be in doubt; akin to Latin dubius dubious [13th century] :)

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metrohumanx Ta-Daaaa. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-30: 14:31:00

I enjoyed your rhymes, especially the last two lines! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:04:00

Your poetry is to die for, metro... - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:16:00

metrohumanx Thanks, gang! Serendipity helps. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:33:00

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Dieretiring

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: di + ree + tire + ing

Sentence: To dieretiring is to keep working way past the time that you should mentally and physically just to try to collect more money at retirement.

Etymology: Die, Dire, Retiring, "Die Trying".....

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ooh - know a few of those - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00

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Deadicated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dedikātid

Sentence: Everybody thought Bob was a dedicated worker. He was in his office when people arrived in the morning and there when they left. Last week they discovered that he was a deadicated, desiccated worker. His bosses now have the difficult task of determining just when he passed away and how much pay should be retrieved from his estate.

Etymology: dead (no longer alive) + dedicated (devote time, effort, or oneself to a particular task or purpose)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-10-12: 06:43:00

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Diehardworker

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DIE HARD WOR ker

Sentence: “Death by deadlines” was what they wrote on his tombstone. But Charles’s dead end job became the death of him. Charles was always working hard while those around him were hardly working. His diehard devotion to his hard work ethics made him the diehardworker of the year…when he retired permanently of a heart attack.

Etymology: DIEHARD: Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will HARDWORKER: Someone who works hard DIE:

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Excellent etymology! Excellent verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:07:00

and if you believe in reincarnation you could have diehardworker2 - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00

Awesome word - especially the "death by deadlines" and " working hard while others were hardly working"! - ha ha, sad, though too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:16:00

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Stifferstaffer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stif fer staf fer

Sentence: When Bob keeled over at his desk, while on his computer, he gave a whole new meaning to the word "terminal". He had worked hard, too hard and with only a year to retirement, he should have been winding down, not taking on more work. He expired instead of retired. He was now a stifferstaffer. Now there would be stiff competition for his job and the plot thickens... Like vultures on some hapless carrion, his team-mates swooped his desk to claim his supplies and earthly utensils. They picked it clean in five minutes. When the boss came out of his office to investigate, he shouted at them all, "Can't you buzzards wait until they take Bob away first??"

Etymology: Stiffer (more rigid;more dead) & Staffer (an employee, someone paid to do a job)

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Your mind certainly comes to terms with wit and humor, even when writing about the 'terminal' ... I may never sit, with ease, at one again! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:22:00

Your end of the lines and verbotomy are top of the line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:24:00

Cheers, silvery...the end justifies the means! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Nice, concise, precise! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:29:00

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Careerpathaway

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ca-REAR-path-a-way

Sentence: Glenda was valiantly trying to stay at work to not only get a golden handshake, but also another lot of long service leave. Her fatal mistake was to sign up for on-the-job-slaining as part of her continuing professional development. Unfortunately it led to her careerpathaway.

Etymology: career path + pass away

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COMMENTS:

Very funny and really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:05:00

I will long remember on-the-job-slaining with its double entendre'. Careerpathaway was also a great choice of words, and great blending. Superb verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:02:00

fun to say - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:45:00

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Myocardialinfraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: my-oh-card-yal-in-FRACK-shun

Sentence: Montgomery committed the ultimate myocardialinfraction by having a fatal heart attack mere weeks before he was to have gained eligibility for a comfortable retirement package.

Etymology: Blend of 'myocardial' (relating to the tissue of the heart) and 'infraction' (breach; violation; infringement) -- a word play on the medical term myocardial infarction

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Avocadaver

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: a-vo-ca-da-ver

Sentence: No one really knew Allen, even though he had worked in the office for almost 30 years. He was such a conscientious employee that he was often seen sitting at his desk in his cubicle at all hours of the day and night. He even kept a spare suit in his office and a drawer full of snacks, so it never occurred to anyone that there could be an avocadaver in the corner cubbie for nearly a week. When the office began to reek, the other employees all started to accuse their coworkers of leaving a tuna sandwich or something worse sitting out somewhere. Everyone denied that it was their sandwich and declared that it wasn't their responsibility to clean it up. So they all kept working and pretended they didn't smell anything.

Etymology: avocation -- profession, occupation: cadaver -- dead body

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nice one mrs kelly - galwaywegian, 2009-03-30: 07:03:00

Great choice of words and blending that really fit the definitions. Terrorific word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:09:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:44:00

hilarious and so stereotypical of the "environment" in which so many of us work.... - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:37:00

petaj So what finally killed him off? Poison avocado? - petaj, 2009-03-31: 05:14:00

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silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 02:06:00
Song of the Day: "Take this Job and Shove It" ... or should that be shovel it?!!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-30: 07:18:00
Shovel it, about six feet under ~ James