Verboticism: Bossoppsite

'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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Schizophriendly

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrendlē

Sentence: John’s boss thinks of herself as everyone’s buddy. She remembers birthdays, anniversaries and children’s names. She brings donuts on Mondays for staff meetings. The mood in the office is almost angelic. The atmosphere can change on a dime when the sales budget is the subject of discussion. She often turns schizophriendly and shrieks like a banshee at her sales staff when they dare to miss a budget benchmark.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + friendly (on good or affectionate terms)

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Simonlegrief

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: si-mehn-leh-GREEF

Sentence: At times the boss was pleasant to the point of being syrupy but everyone knew that would be short lived and that he would once again become the slave driving tyrant, causing them much grief and they jokingly called him Simonlegrief....behind his back, of course.

Etymology: Play on the name of the fictional slave driver Simon Legree blended with 'grief'.

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COMMENTS:

Cute... - Nosila, 2009-05-29: 18:08:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Harumscaremployer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /har-em-SKAR-em-ploy-er/

Sentence: As with most women, Greg couldn't figure out his new boss, Carole. Yesterday she had yelled at him in front of his coworkers for using the last of the printer paper, and then this morning, when he needed her to sign his expense report, she seemed about to cry, sulking as if he'd done something wrong. She'd just stopped by his desk to talk though, and for a minute Greg just sat there feeling totally bewildered. She had been smiling and complementing him, and she had even invited him to lunch. He shook his head wondering why he'd accepted the invitation. Perhaps he ought to feign an illness, he thought, but decided that he was afraid of how his boss might react to that.

Etymology: Harum-scarum - reckless or unpredictable behavior (Origin: 1665–75; earlier harum-starum rhyming compound based on obs. hare "to harass" & stare) + Employer - a boss or manager (from Old French, empleier "involve, be connected with")

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COMMENTS:

saying it made me chuckle. sorry I already spent my votes. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:59:00

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Manicger

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: man-ik-jer

Sentence: Helen let the manicger scream for the last time. "You can say anything you want on your last day of work," she thought. And so she did.

Etymology: manager: supervisor, boss + manic: mania, previously named manic depressive, however it is now referred to as bipolar disorder which is characterized by extreme and unpredictable mood swings.

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COMMENTS:

I think I used to work for that manicger. - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:56:00

hahaha...good one. - mweinmann, 2009-05-29: 10:57:00

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Dwarfden

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dworf'/den

Sentence: Larry never knew what kind of mood his boss, Sheila, would be in from day to day, and even minute to minute. Recently he had begun to feel as if he were playing Snow White to her multitude of dwarves. He was convinced at least four dwarves had shown up in his dwarfden's office already today, and it was only 8:15. Larry had given Dopey a cuppa joe at 7:20. Bashful later apologized for being so out of it. After the CFO's 7:30 report, Happy had splurged for a round of coffee and doughnuts for everyone, and Doc had immediately advised Larry to be careful crossing the street on his way to Tim Horton's doughnut shop. Considering only Sneezy, Sleepy and Grumpy were left to appear, Larry took the long way to the doughnut shop.

Etymology: dwarf (pick yer favorite personality) + warden

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Moodbarker

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Mood-bar-ker

Sentence: Allie was such a moodbarker that she would bite your head off speaking to you one moment,then the next moment she would be so syrupy sweet. It all became so evident she had two minds because she had two heads!

Etymology: Mood: A state of mind or emotion. Barker: One who barks orders or speaks loudly,or to bark words like a dog~ Verbotobark ~ Erff! Erff!

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Bossoppsite

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bos - op - sit

Sentence: Stacy used the bossoppsite stype of management. She barked orders that were contradictory to each other, praised and chastised in the same sentence and often wore clashing colors.

Etymology: boss, opposite

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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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Pschyofrenetic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sye ko fren net tik

Sentence: When Sigmund's freund, Fritz became psychofrenetic, Sigmund knew that his psychofriendnetic behaviour would end badly. It was a real pane when Fritz became psychofinetric and hurled homself out of Freud's piture window!

Etymology: Psycho ( a person afflicted with psychosis)& Frenetic (frantic;excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion)& (any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted)

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COMMENTS:

Should be spelled Psychofrenetic...a slip of sorts...Freudian vowel trouble! - Nosila, 2009-05-29: 02:37:00

You mean that's not normal? ;-) - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:57:00

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