Verboticism: Intimitermination

'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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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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Motisway

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mow -tee-sway

Sentence: When it came to motivating the team, Gordon had to resort to motisway. So he dropped a few hints about the downsizing rumours that were going around the boardroom. After all it was up to him to meet the deadlines.

Etymology: Moti from motivate. Sway(to influence power over others) =Motisway

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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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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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Dontaxme

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dōntaksmē

Sentence: With the abundance of pink slips, Randy goes to work each day with a dontaxme attitude. He makes a point of looking as busy as possible without really accomplishing anything. If anybody requests help, he fears that he might end up in the wrong camp so generally responds ”Dontaxme”.

Etymology: don’t ask me! (used to indicate that one does not know the answer to a question and that one is surprised or irritated to be questioned) + ax (dismiss suddenly and ruthlessly)

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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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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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Brokeaphobia

Created by: mikeysfbay

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My brokeaphobia keeps me from saying anything to my boss.

Etymology: Said to have been described in a 1929 edition of the Wall Street Journal

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Redundantsee

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re - DUN - dunt - see

Sentence: Arvin 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 and see. A play on redundancy, a term for 'layoff' in some places.

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Good word...Arvin was a redundunce! - Nosila, 2008-05-30: 23:02:00

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Intimitermination

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/tim/i/tur/mim/ay/shun

Sentence: The boss kept his employees working unpaid overtime with intimitermination techniques. If they didn't reach their quotas a new team would replace them.

Etymology: intimidation + intimate (hint) + termination

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COMMENTS:

Good mix - like it - Rutilus, 2008-05-30: 14:12:00

Interesting and intimidating!! - wordmeister, 2008-05-30: 13:54:00

Having been intimitermed a coupla times myself, I couldn't help but vote for this. Good job! - mikeysfbay, 2008-05-30: 18:56:00

I sprained my tongue and split a lip saying intimitermination but I like it anyway! - Mustang, 2008-05-30: 22:19:00

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