Verboticism: Jobicide

'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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Employliability

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: em/ploy/lia/bill/itee

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

Etymology: employ + ability + liability

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Selfsacrifinance

Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: self-sac-ri-fi-nance

Sentence: Steve selfsacrifinanced himself right into early retirement.

Etymology: Self-sacrifice + finance

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Fundrazor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fund razor

Sentence: Winston was originally the Fun Raiser in the office. He dreamed up all the themes and decorations for all the social activities at work and deputized several co-workers to help him. He contracted caterers, event planners and spent hours of company time planning all the celebrations (at least one a month). When asked for cost-cutting ideas from the boss, he suggested that they stop paying third parties and just do their own event planning. His boss thought that eliminating all the social activities would save them a bundle, so Winston's job was eliminated as were his helpers'. Winston is now known as the Fundrazor...a social pariah.

Etymology: Fund (a reserve of money set aside for some purpose;a supply of something available for future use)& Razor (edge tool used in shaving, cutting hair)& Razer (someone who tears down so as to make flat with the ground) & Play on Fundraiser (someone who solicits financial contributions;a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money)

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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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Brainybrave

Created by: Ravenwolf

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Autosize

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: auto size

Sentence: Jim didn't realize he had autosized by suggesting the reduction in programmer jobs.

Etymology: From Greek autos=self, and Old French sise=to fix the amount

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Amazicution

Created by: jellybean09

Pronunciation: a-mae-zi-que-tion

Sentence: Jelly bean and LolliPOP come together to create an amazicution of a relationship.

Etymology:

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Beancounterproductive

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: been-count-a-pre-duk-tiv

Sentence: Solly's brilliant plan to save costs in administration was a selffulfoiling prophecy. His plan to replace half the accountants with a super duper finance software application resulted in him getting a redundancy package and the beancounterproductive medal at the CPA annual awards night.

Etymology: bean counter (accountant) + counter productive (acting against usefulness)

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word and the way you worked in that 'selffulfoiling' was very clever too. - Mustang, 2008-05-27: 07:52:00

terrific word and your little movie is fantastic - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-27: 10:17:00

Great movie - is there a sequel? - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:33:00

petaj Thank you. Releasing sequels too rapidly is a sign of $$$$ winning out over quality in the movie world. I'm not ruling out a sequel, but you might have to wait awhile. But how about some other verbotomists have a go. - petaj, 2008-05-28: 02:50:00

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Snafrugality

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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Discomjobulation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dis - com - job - yew - LAY - shun

Sentence: Clancey 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' (To throw into a state of confusion)

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