Verboticism: Jobcorpse

Jobcorpse

Created by: silveryaspen

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: job corpse

Sentence: Be careful, for there is distress in any job corps. Don't let it become a deathstress and turn you into a jobcorpse!

Etymology: JOB - work. CORPSE - a dead body. JOB CORPS - any job group or work force. It has become widely used to refer to a goverment job training program for teens and very young adults, but can mean any job group or work force.

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Comments: Jobcorpse

rombus - 2009-03-30: 08:29:00
Is this an elite group? Great word!

kateinkorea - 2009-03-30: 10:01:00
Awesome word!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 11:25:00
Perhaps, Rombus, for after all people are dying to get in!

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-30: 12:50:00
nice word but disturbing concept - this would have been a good definition for Halloween

mweinmann - 2009-03-30: 16:34:00
scary thought.....I'll try to take this advice myself!! Great Word!

splendiction - 2009-03-30: 20:13:00
Excellent word - many interpretations. It is frightening that we often make corpses out of our youth. But aside from that, I do sometimes feel like a jobcorpse at work...