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'This job sucks, but I love it...'

DEFINITION: n., A person who diligently and persistently complains about their work. v., To enjoy bellyaching about your job so much that you would never consider quitting.

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Whinaholic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: whin/a/hol/ic

Sentence: My boss is a major whinaholic about his job. Our hours are 8:30 - 5:00, but he arrives at 7:30 and leaves at 5:30 so he can smooze and cruise with the staff, but never stops bitching about all that he has to do.

Etymology: WHINAHOLIC - noun - from WHINE (snivel, or complain in a self-pitying way) + WORKAHOLIC (One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work)

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Pissinmoanivator

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: piss-n-moan-eh-vay-tor

Sentence: Terry has been with the company for 13 years now. Nobody's really sure what her job is other than pissinmoanivating everyone about her boss.

Etymology: "Piss and Moan" + "Motivate"

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Sisyfuss

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sisəfəs

Sentence: John loves to sisyfuss about how he is overworked. He likes to complain about his co-workers. He enjoys kvetching so much that he started a number of Facebook groups; My boss is an idiot, work sucks, and Bitchers Anonymous. It*s one of the few things that get him out from under his rock. It gives him a sense of power he doesn*t get at work. He was practically giddy the day he ignored his boss*s friend request.

Etymology: Sisyphus (in Greek mythology - the son of Aeolus, punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned to the eternal task of rolling a large stone to the top of a hill, from which it always rolled down again) fuss (a protest or dispute of a specified degree or kind)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl You are terrific! - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-15: 06:09:00

karenanne It works on so many levels - the fuss + the reference to Sisyphus, but also it has "sissy" in it. - karenanne, 2010-02-15: 17:20:00

karenanne It works on so many levels - the word "fuss" + the reference to Sisyphus, but also it has "sissy" in it. - karenanne, 2010-02-15: 17:20:00

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Bureaucrab

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bur/oh/crab

Sentence: To be a successful bureaucrab you must have a love/hate relationship with your job and everybody else's jobs. Making life difficult and and frustrating must be a top priority.

Etymology: bureaucrat + crabby

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COMMENTS:

Lovely! - purpleartichokes, 2007-10-18: 13:57:00

Great! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:20:00

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Dexotophopy

Created by: gwshark

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Jobaholic

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: job - a - hollik

Sentence: Despite Jeff's denials, everyone knew he was a secret jobaholic, smiling at his work when he thought no-one was looking.

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Assiwhine

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: ass-i-whine

Sentence: I wish Fred would quit. He's such an assiwhine.

Etymology: n., derived from assignment (something assigned, as a particular task or duty; job) and whine (to snivel or complain in a peevish, self-pitying way)

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Whinetofiver

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: wine-too-five-er

Sentence: Would you just listen to that whinetofiver

Etymology: whinny+nine-to-fiver

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Officianotso

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Uh-fishy-ah-not-so

Sentence: His complaints about the office, his work schedule and work conditions garnered him the label 'officianotso'.

Etymology: Office + not + so

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Gripefitter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: grype fit ter

Sentence: Charlie had gone to trade school to get his ticket, so that he would always be able to find work. After a few years of being a pipefitter, he got bored and became a gripefitter. He complained about everything to everybody, but did not want to give up his status and benefits, plus the money was great. Apparently complaining about his job ran in his family as one of his brothers was a whine merchant, another a beef industry executive and the third a journeymoan electrician.

Etymology: Gripe (to complain) & Pipefitter (A pipefitter (also called steamfitter), not to be mistaken for a plumber, is a tradesman who lays out, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-18: 00:48:00
Today's definition was suggested by brimuth. Thank you brimuth! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-09-16: 03:37:00
"occupulation" is a great word, and easy to pronounce, too.

galwaywegian - 2008-09-16: 06:29:00
hillarious!

galwaywegian - 2008-09-16: 06:29:00
oops that was meant for sisyfuss

lumina - 2008-09-18: 02:22:00
Nosila! Your "pation" fit was GREAT! NOBODY stop him! HA! Is owning a pawn shop a hockupation? Shouldn't the kid on the corner in his yellow traffic get up get paid for that blockupation? Ok, somebody slap us both... :) Congrats on the win Nose!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-15: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by brimuth. Thank you brimuth. ~ James

wordslikevenom - 2011-06-30: 19:40:00
Vintage ;)