Verboticism: Brokeaphobia

'Don't worry, if I get terribly randy...'

DEFINITION: n. The fear that you will be outsourced, downsized, unassigned, or separated (one way or another) from your weekly paycheck. v. To use the threat of outsourcing and downsizing to manage and motivate your team.

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Downsighs

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: down size

Sentence: When the meeting had been announced, the jungle drums had beat in overtime mode, speculation was rife and people got their exercise jumping to conclusions. Phil could hear the attitude already in the meeting he was addressing. He was here to tell his staff about the new contracts they had just signed, which would give everyone job security. But being the pessimists they were, he could hear the downsighs already. When he did announce the good news, nobody believed him. They all had visions of severance packages in their heads and had all sent off their resumes and cleaned out their desks. How in the hell was he supposed to service the new contracts now? He figured they had all come down with contract squirmatitis!

Etymology: downsize (To make a company smaller through terminations, retirements, or the selling off of various operations) & sighs (utter with a sigh) & down (cause to come or go down or non-existant)

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COMMENTS:

heehee - galwaywegian, 2008-05-30: 07:40:00

I've had contract squirmatitis before, it's no fun!! Excellent word. - Mustang, 2008-05-30: 22:19:00

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Pinkslipophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pink slip o fobia

Sentence: Serena suffered from pinkslipophobia,especially when the budget cuts were announced each year. So far she had dodged that bullet. She was sure it was because she refused to wear a pink slip to work...

Etymology: Pink slip (lose your job) & Phobia (fear)

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Redundantsee

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re - DUN - dant - see

Sentence: Alvin was deeply depressed, caught up in serious redundantsee and having visions of his position at the office being eliminated and finding himself looking for a new source of income,

Etymology: Blend of 'redundant' (excess to requirements, unnecessary) and 'see' (observe, catch sight of) . A play on redundancy, a term for 'layoff' in some places.

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Dispissal

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: dis-piss-all

Sentence: Thanks to his boss’s regular habit of dispissalling on his subordinates, Allan had about as much confidence as a wet toilet seat.

Etymology: dismiss, epistle,etc.

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COMMENTS:

interesting - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-30: 12:41:00

Thank you Jabberwocky! - wordmeister, 2008-05-30: 13:57:00

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Dumphear

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: dum feer

Sentence: I was overcome byn dumpheer when they moved the office downtown

Etymology: dump +fear

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Underpressurecooker

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: un/dur/pres/yur/cuk/ur

Sentence: There was an underpressurecooker attitude in the office - get cooking or get canned.

Etymology: under pressure + pressure cooker

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Motixiety

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: moh/tuh/zahy/i/tee

Sentence: Motixiety is the chosen strategy of most toxic managers. It's easier to stay aloof from their workers by using fear for production, than actually having a conversation and getting to know their employees.

Etymology: motixiety - motivate + anxiety - negative motivating through the use of anixety

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Antepressgang

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: anty-press-gang

Sentence: With a heavy heart, Hilary, cast her eyes once again over the positions vacant column. She was in a terrible state with her supervisor antepressganging by pointing out how few jobs were available in the industry all the while bullying the team into working unpaid overtime or facing the jobless queue.

Etymology: ante (opposite) + press gang (group of 'recruiters' who would coerce the poor and vulnerable into military/naval service) + oppress (to subdue)

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Impendency

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: im-pend-ansee

Sentence: Marsha used her voracious sexual appetite as a motivating impendancy to make her present lover think twice before jetting off to Vegas with the boys.

Etymology: impend, at hand + ency, from urgency

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Oversea

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ōvərsē

Sentence: If Janice doesn't get the staff she oversees to produce more, upper management threatens oversea her crew.

Etymology: oversee (supervise) + overseas (in or to a foreign country, esp. one across the sea)

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