Verboticism: Beancounterproductive

'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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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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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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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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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


Employmentally challenged! - Nosila, 2009-07-08: 13:21:00

Ha! - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:27:00


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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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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


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


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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


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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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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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: em/ploy/lia/bill/itee

Sentence: His grasp of downsizing used to be considered a plus for his it is an employliability.

Etymology: employ + ability + liability

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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


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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