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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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Joligeter

Created by: saazgee

Pronunciation: jo-li-ge-tar

Sentence:

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

jo -from job li -from implemented get -from budget er -from slasher - saazgee, 2013-05-10: 04:23:00

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Reformsaken

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - form - say - ken

Sentence: Joey was reformsaken after the changes he proposed. He was deemed brilliant for his cost cutting ideas but soon found himself out of a job.

Etymology: reform, forsaken (cast off, abandoned, destitute)

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:49:00

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Selfaxuate

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: SELF+AX+actUATE

Sentence: I had a sneeking feeling I might be cutting my own throat, and when the pat on the back turned into a handshake goodbye, I knew I had selfaxuated.

Etymology: SELF+AX+actUATE

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Karmaudit

mrskellyscl

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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Economicalemming

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eek oh nomm ik ah lemm ing

Sentence: Through his can-do attitude and brownnosing qualities Dave unwittingly became the sacrificial economicalemming in the financial department, under the new style of bleedership that prevailed since Ms Badger was promoted to head of Department. The same Ms. Badger that he had criticised for her overuse of whiteboard markers because of her over embellished writing style.

Etymology: economical lemming.

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COMMENTS:

do they work at the zoo? funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:20:00

Seems like she ratted on him. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:21:00

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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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Cosdefective

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Coz-dee-fect-iv

Sentence: Brian was feeling really smug about his novel cost-cutting plan for the company,until he realised he had made himself cosdefective when the boss handed him his redundency notice.

Etymology: Cost(the price necessary to achieve something)(From old French,Couster ) + defective(no longer useful or viable) = Cosdefective (Opp of Cost-effective)

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COMMENTS:

love it - galwaywegian, 2008-05-27: 09:00:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:27:00

Very good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:17:00

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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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Shanequia

Created by: lindsxomarie

Pronunciation: sha - ney- ka- wa

Sentence: oh no you didnt shanequia.

Etymology: i love shanwquia

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

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

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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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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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Fiscacide

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fiskəsīd

Sentence: Sydney was brought in as a hatchet man, to ruthlessly make cuts and layoffs to get the company back to a profitable status. He personally signed every pink slip that was processed. You can imagine his surprise when he found one with his name on it. He had apparently committed fiscacide. Somehow the security guard waiting outside his door to escort him from the building didn't make him feel very secure today.

Etymology: fiscal (of or relating to financial matters) + suicide (a course of action that is disastrously damaging to oneself or one's own interests)

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COMMENTS:

another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:52:00

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Jobicide

artr

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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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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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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Brainybrave

Created by: Ravenwolf

Pronunciation:

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Careericide

artr

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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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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Mitalimoment

Created by: mitali

Pronunciation: mithali without an "h" fitting :D moment :D

Sentence: a moment of dumbness portrayed by our owm mitali kulkarni :D the queen of c++ :D to be used when someone does something super dumb; quivalent to shooting yourself :D

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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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Bottomlineboot

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: botum/line/boot

Sentence: Soon after he recommended eliminating the popular pinkslip party from the annual budget, he realized his boss would probably give him the "bottomlineboot" award (right out the door on his tender tush!)

Etymology: Bottom line - financial statement + boot (to be fired or laid-off).

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Selfsacrifinance

Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: self-sac-ri-fi-nance

Sentence: Steve selfsacrifinanced himself right into early retirement.

Etymology: Self-sacrifice + finance

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Awaltak

Created by: aarginost

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Spitfired

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: SPIT-Fye-rd

Sentence: "If you want to hit these new cost-cutting targets," Vivian explained, "you need to get some really motivated, hard-working people on your staff. I've got this programmer, Jenny... I absolutely adore her. She is such a little spitfired, this application she's writing will save me almost as much as I'll save when I cut her salary from my budget."

Etymology: Spitfire: an energetic, enthusiastic person + Fired: terminated

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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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Discomjobulation

Created by: Mustang

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

Sentence: Yancey 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'.

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COMMENTS:

great word!! - TJayzz, 2008-05-27: 12:55:00

love saying this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:15:00

a real word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:18:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beancounterproductive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: been-count-a-pre-duk-tiv

Sentence: Solly's brilliant plan to save costs in administration was a selffulfoiling prophecy. His plan to replace half the accountants with a super duper finance software application resulted in him getting a redundancy package and the beancounterproductive medal at the CPA annual awards night.

Etymology: bean counter (accountant) + counter productive (acting against usefulness)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word and the way you worked in that 'selffulfoiling' was very clever too. - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:52:00

terrific word and your little movie is fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:17:00

Great movie - is there a sequel? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:33:00

petaj Thank you. Releasing sequels too rapidly is a sign of $$$$ winning out over quality in the movie world. I'm not ruling out a sequel, but you might have to wait awhile. But how about some other verbotomists have a go. - petaj, 2008-05-28: 02:50:00

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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