Verboticism: Quasimotivator

'Thanks! But can't you see you're interrupting...'

DEFINITION: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

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Ambiguboss

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: am/big/u/boss

Sentence: It's painful watching new employees interact with our ambiguboss on the first day. Their expressions quickly change from being elated to deflated within thirty seconds.

Etymology: ambiguous + boss + big boss

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Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:39:00

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Vexecutive

Created by: rapiertwit

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Idstructor

Created by: shoeshineboy

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Etymology: id (seat of immediate desires) + instructor

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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: by po lar ber

Sentence: Gretchen never knew what to expect from her moody boss...one minute nice, one minute mean. She accepted the fact that she had a bipolarbear for manager and she was a baby seal!

Etymology: Bi-Polar (manic depressive illness,something having two poles or sides) & Polar Bear (Ursa Maritimus, white bear of the North)

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Manicger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: man/ik/jer

Sentence: No one in our office ever wants to consult with our manicger because of her ridiculously insane bipolar mood swings which has everyone on the edge all day long afraid to interact with her.

Etymology: manic depressive illness (bipolar disorder) + manager

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Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:40:00

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Bipole

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: bye-pole

Sentence: My old boss was a bipole, so hard to read.

Etymology: Short noun based on "bipolar."

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Ambiemotionalitis

Created by: gsmiley214

Pronunciation: Ambee-emo-shunul-itis

Sentence: I could tell by her immediate switch in behavior that she suffers from ambiemotionalitis.

Etymology: ambi, both + emo, feeling + tional + itis

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Bipolarbear

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bye pol lar bayer

Sentence: Janus was the Office Manager and many had thought she had been way too long in the same job. As they say, she was on the shelf, way past her sell-by date. The biggest problem for her staff was how to approach her, because of her fearsome mood swings. A person could go into her office one minute and be treated in a friendly and respectful manner. A few minutes later and Janus became the bipolarbear and attacked the person. It made life hard for the staff. That was why they took up a collection and hired a big game hunter to solve their problem.

Etymology: Bi-Polar (of or relating to manic depressive illness, one of the characteristics being extreme mood swings) & Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)white bear of arctic regions)

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Quasimotivator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwazee mo tiv ator

Sentence: Perhaps it was his confusing management style that did it. You know, the way he'd be the caring, supportive leader one moment and in the blink of an eye, more often as not, he turned into an unpredictable, unapproachable monster. Perhaps it was the fact that he was very short, had a small moustache, freckles and had a slight hunch. Perhaps it was the fact that he must be slightly bi-polar and very lonely. Perhaps it was all this that made his staff call him the Quasimotivator. They had also called him (not to his face, of course): Attila the Hunch; Genghis Can/Cannot;The LittlerHitler;Dr.Freckle & Mr.Snide; Idi Imeanit; and Noseferatool. Luckily, managers like him were always blindly oblivious to the scorn and loathing they encouraged in their employees. One day, he came into work and was very nice to everyone, all day long. Everyone waited for the gears to change, but for the rest of the week, he was the epitome of kindness and compassion. His employees were puzzled and scared. One of them wanted to go up to him, shake him and ask him what he had done with their real boss. His secretary Mildred was very suspicious of this new found civility to the staff. When he was at lunch one day, she poked through his desk drawers until she found the clue to his good humor. Had he gotten a big raise? A Promotion? A Bonus? A Partnership? No, she found his new membership card. He had joined a Mood Swingers Club...no wonder he was always happy these days!

Etymology: quasi (As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to) & motivator(the psychological feature or force that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior) & Quasimodo ...for rhyming purposes and(repulsive, tragic protagonist character from the Victor Hugo novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" whose name means "almost human")...doesn't that name ring a bell?

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Bipolarbear

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bīpōlərbər

Sentence: Harry's boss can be a bipolarbear. At one moment he seemed to be as cute and cuddly as a teddy bear and the next a ravenous carnivore. The joke around the office is that someone who crosses the boss is acting too much like a harp seal.

Etymology: bipolar disorder (a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression) + polar bear (a large white arctic bear that lives mainly on the pack ice)

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