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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)
Created by: Stevenson0
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)
Created by: petaj
Sentence: Even though there were free donuts laid on for morning tea, Gerry and the other dronenuts huddled in the corner working hard at denigrating the company that kept them employed despite their low productivity.
Etymology: drone (1. an idler or drudge; 2. dull monotonous tone) + nut (fanatic) + donut (round like hamsters wheel)
So true, so true! Good down-to-earth word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-18: 18:22:00
Created by: TJayzz
Sentence: Henry was such a jobsmartyr, he would endessly moan about the amount of of work he was left to do, his long suffering workmates were however not impressed, as they knew that secretly he was dreading the fact that he was rapidly approaching retiring age.
Etymology: Job(a paid position of regular employment) + Martyr(a person who exaggerates their difficulties in order to gain sympathy or admiration) = Jobsmartyr