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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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Grumployee

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: grum-ploy-ee

Sentence: If he was rated on how well and long he bitched about work, Bob would be CEO of the company by now.

Etymology: grump, employee

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COMMENTS:

It would be a bit long but your word would be good mixed with Riki's grumployeeofthemoanth - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:29:00

Met heaps of them! Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:26:00

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Operantive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: opp errr ant ihv

Sentence: most operantives work behind reception or in similar affront of house positions.

Etymology: operative, rant

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COMMENTS:

so true - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-16: 16:24:00

Amen...what is it about those jobs that turns nice people into miseries? Or makes bad ones worse? Maybe it has to do with dealing with idiots all day long. - Nosila, 2008-09-16: 20:42:00

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Labomasochism

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: lay - boh - mas - ooh - gism

Sentence: Don't be so labomasochistic.

Etymology: labo = labour masochism = pleasure from pain

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Occuprickick

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ock-u-prick-kick

Sentence: With a yearning to occuplague rather than be occupied, Bob's beefs were legendary. And he certainly wasn't a workhorse, more a worknag. The thrill for him each day at the office was the occuprickick.

Etymology: Blend of the "occup" of occupation; prick: to nettle, sting, annoy, be a nuisance and "kick" to get enjoyment or a thrill from something.

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COMMENTS:

Hahaha! Actually, I like "Occuprick" better! I may need to incorporate that into my vocabulary. :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-18: 10:38:00

another great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:16:00

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Dexotophopy

Created by: gwshark

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Ogreacheiver

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: ogre-achiever (crap...."i" before "e")

Sentence: Kevin has nothing better to do than complain all day. What an ogreachiever.

Etymology: ogre: an unpleasant beast. achiever

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Employmenagaddictomist

maryamwebster

Created by: maryamwebster

Pronunciation: employ-men-NAG-a-dictomist

Sentence: "Hazel is such an employmenagaddictomist, but she'll never leave Consolidated - she likes her office chair too much."

Etymology: Employment, gainful work, Nag meaning to kvetch and complain, addict, one who is addicted to the preceding, -omist ending indicating a set prediliction

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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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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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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 ;)