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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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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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Problemmingsolver

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: prob lehm ing sahl vur

Sentence: the problemmingsolver went that one staep further than everyone else. one giant step for dunbkind

Etymology: problem solver lemming

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Snafrugality

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snaf ru gal itee

Sentence: When Barney invented a program to measure attendance at work, he didn't anticipate that his time-keeping job might become redundant and he would fall victim to snafrugality.

Etymology: SNAFU (Acronym often used by WW2 soldiers for:Situation Normal, All F****d Up) & Frugality(prudence in avoiding waste)

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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:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:07:00

nice one JW - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:01:00

I like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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Freengineer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: free en jun eer

Sentence: Mitchell worked for the railroad his whole adult life as the cabooseman on the back of the trains. He was the man everyone waved to when the train travelled over a railroad crossing and he loved the enthusiasm people showed him. What he took for admiration was merely the gladness people felt when they finally saw the end of a very, very long train. Before each run, Mitchell would walk the length of the train and note the empty or half-filled cars and think it was a waste to drag all of them around the country. He finally sent in a suggestion to his company's Employee Ideas Program outlining a proposal to cut the number of cars to lower the drag on the train, which would increase speed and reduce the costs. At the time, his company was taking a look at ways to reduce waste and improve profits, so his idea was a huge hit and he got a gold watch for his efforts. Unfortunately, Mitchell became a freengineer when the cabooses were eliminated and he found himself laid off. Boy, did he feel redumbdant!

Etymology: Free (remove or force out from a position or not be held in servitude) & Re-Engineer (to reorganize the operations of (an organization) so as to improve efficiency) & Engineer (plan and direct a complex undertaking)

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:24:00

Like your train of thought - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:21:00

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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:

how sad - I think the cartoon character has just realized this - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:23:00

plain and simple. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:22:00

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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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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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Employliability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: em/ploy/lia/bill/itee

Sentence: His grasp of downsizing used to be considered a plus for his employability...now it is an employliability.

Etymology: employ + ability + liability

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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