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'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Fundrazor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fund razor

Sentence: Winston was originally the Fun Raiser in the office. He dreamed up all the themes and decorations for all the social activities at work and deputized several co-workers to help him. He contracted caterers, event planners and spent hours of company time planning all the celebrations (at least one a month). When asked for cost-cutting ideas from the boss, he suggested that they stop paying third parties and just do their own event planning. His boss thought that eliminating all the social activities would save them a bundle, so Winston's job was eliminated as were his helpers'. Winston is now known as the Fundrazor...a social pariah.

Etymology: Fund (a reserve of money set aside for some purpose;a supply of something available for future use)& Razor (edge tool used in shaving, cutting hair)& Razer (someone who tears down so as to make flat with the ground) & Play on Fundraiser (someone who solicits financial contributions;a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money)

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Slashcident

Created by: robcrow

Pronunciation: Slash-sid-dint

Sentence: As he spoke to the Board of Directors about his new cost cutting proposal James realised he may have had a slashcident. It was confirmed that he slashcidised himself when a board member commented, "Well, everyone in that division is now redundant".

Etymology: slash (representing cost slashing) + cident (representing accident).

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Karmaudit

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: car-mah-dit

Sentence: If Ken knew that he was doing a karmaudit trying to be a suck-up, he would not have been so evil to the coworkers whose jobs he gleefully sacrificed to the money gods. In the words of the great Allen Toussaint,"the same dudes you misuse on your way up - you might meet up on your way down."

Etymology: karma: (Hinduism & Buddhism) the belief that ones actions determine ones fate + audit: inspection of business accounts and records

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COMMENTS:

The fickle finger of fate... - Nosila, 2009-07-08: 13:23:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:50:00

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Amazicution

Created by: jellybean09

Pronunciation: a-mae-zi-que-tion

Sentence: Jelly bean and LolliPOP come together to create an amazicution of a relationship.

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Autosize

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: auto size

Sentence: Jim didn't realize he had autosized by suggesting the reduction in programmer jobs.

Etymology: From Greek autos=self, and Old French sise=to fix the amount

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Accolaidoff

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: acco/layde/off

Sentence: In addition to being lauded as an environmental champion for turning the parking lot into a green space, I also received an accolaidoff as my position as parking lot attendant was no longer viable

Etymology: accolade(acknowledgment of merit)+ laid off

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COMMENTS:

oh clever one.... - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:43:00

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Jobicide

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/i/cide

Sentence: Joe, in a cost cutting measure in his department committed jobicide.

Etymology: job + suicide

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COMMENTS:

Jobicide is a perfect word for the definition. - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:32:00

a do it your selfer...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:42:00

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Jobicide

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jäbisīd

Sentence: James wrote a program that automates the tasks that used to take him hours to do. The result is that it his work can now be handled by a part-time intern. The other result is that his job is now done by a part-time intern, a clear case of jobicide.

Etymology: job (a paid position of regular employment) + suicide (the action of killing oneself intentionally)

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Discomjobulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dis - com - job - yew - LAY - shun

Sentence: Clancey was a thoroughly devoted and ambitious young junior executive and he suffered a major bout of discomjobulation when his innovative and brilliant proposals resulted in his own termination.

Etymology: Play on the word 'discombobulation' (To throw into a state of confusion)

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Elemmingnation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eeeee lemm ing nayshun

Sentence: He wanted so much to please Cliff, he designed his own elemmingnation. wjhy, oh why did he have to be so head over heels over cliff?

Etymology: elimination lemming

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-27: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-27: 10:27:00
so many good words today

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-08: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James