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'I guess Bob isn't going to get his pension...'

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.

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Lieoff

artr

Created by: artr

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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COMMENTS:

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? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:33:00

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Careerpathaway

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ca-REAR-path-a-way

Sentence: Glenda was valiantly trying to stay at work to not only get a golden handshake, but also another lot of long service leave. Her fatal mistake was to sign up for on-the-job-slaining as part of her continuing professional development. Unfortunately it led to her careerpathaway.

Etymology: career path + pass away

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COMMENTS:

Very funny and really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:05:00

I will long remember on-the-job-slaining with its double entendre'. Careerpathaway was also a great choice of words, and great blending. Superb verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:02:00

fun to say - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:45:00

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Acutedeceasedpensionfund

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Ah-cute-de-ceased-pen-shun-fund

Sentence: Old single Mr.Workaholic, dropped dead in his office from overworking and over stressing. Busybody Betty and Geeky Gary were chatting away at the office water cooler about, "what good is an "acutedeceasedpensionfund" if you over work your life away with a long term career and croak before an employee could ever collect any pension money for such hard work?"

Etymology: Acute;a rapid onset; Deceased;No longer living. Pensionfund;A pension fund is a pool of assets forming an independent legal entity that are bought with the contributions to a pension plan for the exclusive purpose of financing pension plan benefits for when a person retires or leaves a company... ~:-0 Acutedeceasedpensionfund;The fact that a pensionfund "ceases to exist when you're deceased."

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I LIKE it verrrrry much! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:33:00

Thank you! Magnanimous-Metrohumanx :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:50:00

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Avocadaver

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: a-vo-ca-da-ver

Sentence: No one really knew Allen, even though he had worked in the office for almost 30 years. He was such a conscientious employee that he was often seen sitting at his desk in his cubicle at all hours of the day and night. He even kept a spare suit in his office and a drawer full of snacks, so it never occurred to anyone that there could be an avocadaver in the corner cubbie for nearly a week. When the office began to reek, the other employees all started to accuse their coworkers of leaving a tuna sandwich or something worse sitting out somewhere. Everyone denied that it was their sandwich and declared that it wasn't their responsibility to clean it up. So they all kept working and pretended they didn't smell anything.

Etymology: avocation -- profession, occupation: cadaver -- dead body

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nice one mrs kelly - galwaywegian, 2009-03-30: 07:03:00

Great choice of words and blending that really fit the definitions. Terrorific word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:09:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:44:00

hilarious and so stereotypical of the "environment" in which so many of us work.... - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:37:00

petaj So what finally killed him off? Poison avocado? - petaj, 2009-03-31: 05:14:00

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Employcroakment

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: emm-ploy-croke-ment

Sentence: Troy knew that employcroakment was in his future, so he made sure that he always wore clean underwear to work.

Etymology: employment + croak

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Diehardworker

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: DIE HARD WOR ker

Sentence: “Death by deadlines” was what they wrote on his tombstone. But Charles’s dead end job became the death of him. Charles was always working hard while those around him were hardly working. His diehard devotion to his hard work ethics made him the diehardworker of the year…when he retired permanently of a heart attack.

Etymology: DIEHARD: Firmly, often unreasonably immovable in purpose or will HARDWORKER: Someone who works hard DIE:

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COMMENTS:

Excellent etymology! Excellent verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:07:00

and if you believe in reincarnation you could have diehardworker2 - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:46:00

Awesome word - especially the "death by deadlines" and " working hard while others were hardly working"! - ha ha, sad, though too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:16:00

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Heartattaxed

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hart + attak + sd

Sentence: Nathan was forced to take retirement today. He was toasting his bagel in the lunch room and went down clutching his cream cheese to his chest. Because of his age, bad eating habits and penchant for work at the age of 83, he was heartattaxed and never received his enormous pension.

Etymology: Heart Attack and Axed -- Coronary and Terminated or Cancelled.

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Perhaps it was a combo of the job and the being taxed to death that led to heartattaxed! Great blending! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:06:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:48:00

Fantastic. Your word also has "taxed" in it; working for so long and being taxed, too. - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:08:00

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Exexecutive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks eks ek yew tiv

Sentence: John went from clerk to supervisor to senior supervisor to junior executive, to senior executive to exexecutive in four years two months, a record in the department. Nobody knew hie surname.

Etymology: executive, ex

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COMMENTS:

work will kill you - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:47:00

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Deadicated

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dedikātid

Sentence: Everybody thought Bob was a dedicated worker. He was in his office when people arrived in the morning and there when they left. Last week they discovered that he was a deadicated, desiccated worker. His bosses now have the difficult task of determining just when he passed away and how much pay should be retrieved from his estate.

Etymology: dead (no longer alive) + dedicated (devote time, effort, or oneself to a particular task or purpose)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2010-10-12: 06:43:00

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Employeeofthemorgue

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: m-ploy-ee-uf-the-morg

Sentence: Turns out that Wayne was a real employeeofthemorgue (also known as deadondesk syndrome)he was so dedicated to finsihing his sales reports that he ignored the obvious stroke he was having and died in his cubicle on Friday afternoon and wasn't found until Moday morning.

Etymology: employee of the month - a honor that goes to hardworking, dedicated employees + morgue - a holding area for the recently deceased.

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Comments:

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 02:06:00
Song of the Day: "Take this Job and Shove It" ... or should that be shovel it?!!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-30: 07:18:00
Shovel it, about six feet under ~ James