Verboticism: Stifferstaffer

Stifferstaffer

Created by: Nosila

Definition: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

Pronunciation: stif fer staf fer

Sentence: When Bob keeled over at his desk, while on his computer, he gave a whole new meaning to the word "terminal". He had worked hard, too hard and with only a year to retirement, he should have been winding down, not taking on more work. He expired instead of retired. He was now a stifferstaffer. Now there would be stiff competition for his job and the plot thickens... Like vultures on some hapless carrion, his team-mates swooped his desk to claim his supplies and earthly utensils. They picked it clean in five minutes. When the boss came out of his office to investigate, he shouted at them all, "Can't you buzzards wait until they take Bob away first??"

Etymology: Stiffer (more rigid;more dead) & Staffer (an employee, someone paid to do a job)

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Comments: Stifferstaffer

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 11:22:00
Your mind certainly comes to terms with wit and humor, even when writing about the 'terminal' ... I may never sit, with ease, at one again!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 11:24:00
Your end of the lines and verbotomy are top of the line!

Nosila - 2009-03-30: 22:17:00
Cheers, silvery...the end justifies the means!

metrohumanx - 2009-03-31: 02:29:00
Nice, concise, precise!