Verboticism: Lieoff

Lieoff

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Created by: artr

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: līôf

Sentence: It was clear that Ralph wanted his full retirement. Through several mergers and stiff reductions, he had steadfastly resisted buy-outs and other offers to take an early pink-slip. He now has taken a non-voluntary lieoff as he was found taking a dirt-nap on the floor of his office. Ever the diligent worker, he had just completed the paperwork for taking a personal day, his first in 25 years.

Etymology: lie (be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface) layoff (a discharge, esp. temporary, of a worker or workers)

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silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 19:33:00
In looking at your 'score details' I noticed that you didn't vote for a single verbotomy all last week. I'm curious to know why not?