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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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Autosize

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: aw-toe-sīz

Sentence: On the way out of the boss' office, Devon had a cartoon moment as if he had just realized that he ran off the edge of a cliff chasing after business inefficiencies. He stared out at the "television audience" afraid to look down after realizing that he just autosized himself out of a job.

Etymology: auto, self + size, after downsize

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Efficiencease

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: Rhymes with \"efficiencies\"

Sentence: Oops! My efficiency plan for the company means that my job is now lost! I’ve made my own efficiencease!

Etymology: A play on efficiencies. efficient + cease

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COMMENTS:

Employmentally challenged! - Nosila, 2009-07-08: 13:21:00

Ha! - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:27:00

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Brainybrave

Created by: Ravenwolf

Pronunciation:

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Expendthrift

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ik-SPEND-thrift

Sentence: Sayonara Bob, best wishes for the future, now you know the human cost of being an expendthrift.

Etymology: EXPEND, do away with, To "pay" out, rid 2. Squander THRIFT:Frugality,economy

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COMMENTS:

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:21:00

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Careericide

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəri(ə)isīd

Sentence: Rob’s ”Fall on your sword” project had the expected results. Now, going from job interview to job interview, he wonders why he committed this act of careericide. Worse than loosing his job he finds that he has been de-friended by most of his old coworkers on Facebook.

Etymology: career (an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life) + suicide (the action of killing oneself intentionally)

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Sackonomise

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: sak-on-oh-mize

Sentence: Dan's far reaching cost cutting exercise had implications far closer to home than he had anticipated. Management had decided that the need for the company to sackonomise included his job too.

Etymology: sack - dismissal, redundancy; economise - make savings, reduce costs

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Hegonomiser

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: he gawn o myzer

Sentence: Laurence was hired to curb the fiscal waste in his company. He made many enemies of his co-workers, who were used to spending their expenses like drunk sailors on shore leave. After the bloodshed of laying off so many employees, Laurence, too, found himself unemployed. The Hitman was Hit. The Terminator was terminated. The Economiser became the Hegonomiser and once again he'd have to tell his wife of his redumbdant status.

Etymology: Economiser (a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste) & He gone (as in terminated from a job, no longer employed) & Miser (thrifty, hoarder,stingy)

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COMMENTS:

excellent word. -\"redumbdant\" is another good one! - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:30:00

Cheers,splendiction, and his remaining co-workers reckon hew is a hegonomissed! - Nosila, 2009-07-09: 01:10:00

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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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Econohnomics

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ek on oh no mix

Sentence: When Mr Bill did up his new budget, he had suggested cutting 20 jobs. The numbers sang to his boss, Mr.Sluggo, and so he included Mr. Bill's job in the redundancies. Mr. Bill learned the hard way about econohnomics! Oh Nooooooooo!

Etymology: Economics (financial managment) & Oh No (exclamation of alarm or concern and signature phrase of Mr. Bill, cartoon figure on SNL)

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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