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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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Jobsmartyr

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Jobs-mart-er

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

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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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Whinesteward

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: whyne stew ard

Sentence: It was enough to make one blush. Sam Gria was a consumant whinesteward. Although he loved his job serving the best wines to the richest people, he never failed to find a riesling to complain. Although he mulled over his circumstances all the time, he never failed to pinot his hopes on changing his bubbly career. For the sake of his varietal sanity, he thought of moving to Cork or the Rhine or Burgundy, but he lost his bottle. It was claret he'd always finish where he was, if he would only mature. He married Rosé,settled in Bordeaux, was always in hock and watched Magnum PI re-runs on TV most nights.

Etymology: Whine (moan, complain) & Steward (attendant) plus Wordplay on Wine Steward (someone who suggests and serves wine)

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Ogreacheiver

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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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Hateblove

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: the pronunciation of this word is the words " hate " the letter b and ' love '

Sentence: I hateblove this job .

Etymology:

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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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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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Steadfuss

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (intr. v. & n.) stěd'-fŭs

Sentence: "Quit being such a steadfuss. I'm tired of your incessant griping about work conditions at the sperm bank!" ejaculated Sam.

Etymology: stead[fast] + fuss (from "fussbudget" = "a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person")

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