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Jobstingrate

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: job/stin/grate

Sentence: Hal's favourite part of the day was spent jobstingrating. On weekends he felt sad and underdepreciated.

Etymology: job + obstinate + grate

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Criveleehood

Created by: chippy

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Mary makes a great criveleehood as a teacher. Her students are horrible.

Etymology: cry livelyhood

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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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Occupission

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: occu-PISS-shun

Sentence: Manny's occupission as PA in Hollywood was to be everyone's bitch and he complained about it constantly. But when confronted with quitting he always asserted, "And leave show business?"

Etymology: Occupation + Piss (as in piss and moan)

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Employeeofthemoanth

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: em-ploy-ee-ov-the-mohnth

Sentence: she was well-known throughout the office for being an employeeofthemoanth

Etymology: moan, employee-of-the-month

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-18: 13:14:00

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Whinoworker

Created by: kimbo123

Pronunciation: whine-o-worker

Sentence: He goes to work everyday, but is such a whinoworker to his fellow employees.

Etymology:

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Empludgeon

Created by: nswgrove

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Bob is our most vocal empludgeon, he happily complains about everything.

Etymology: Employee+curmudgeon

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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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Employvent

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: em-ploi-vent

Sentence: His endless employvent forced his co-workers to wear their Ipods whilst at work which eventually led to their termination not his.

Etymology: employment + vent (as in to express out loud)

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Admoanistration

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: ad-moan-is-tration

Sentence: As soon as the lights went up and the last customer left the theatre, Gerry made straight for the vacuum cleaner. "Man! This job f*cking sucks", he thought to himself in yet another moment of admoanistration. Cleaning between the isles he noticed the goo on the back of seat D4. "Good grief! I pity the poor sod who was sitting in front on HIM". Being the janitor of a porno cinema had it's benefits but this wasn't one of them.

Etymology: Administration - tasks needed to control the operation of a plan. Moan - What you do when the train is late AGAIN.

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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 ;)

'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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