Verboticism: Discomjobulation

'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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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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Shanequia

Created by: lindsxomarie

Pronunciation: sha - ney- ka- wa

Sentence: oh no you didnt shanequia.

Etymology: i love shanwquia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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