Verboticism: Parajoya

'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Perplexfiles

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pur plecks fyles

Sentence: Suzy had that perplexfiles feeling again. What to hide away, what to look busy doing and what to let her boss see her working on. Her boss, Alvin, was on one of his rampages again. It was his idea of motivating and supervising his staff, he thought. He'd roam through the office, looking for flaws and then act all dramatic about what he found. Most of the staff kept out of his way when he went on these rants...bathroom breaks, lunch at 10:00 am or going to that doctor's appointment. Alvin was such a diva, like he was the one upon whom all productivity depended. Luckily for Suzy and staff, he only did it when he was sober, so it did not happen very often!

Etymology: perplex (bewildering, mystery,complcated) & files (a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together) & for rhyming X Files (The truth is out there...I want to believe...)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx The grunts are gruntled. Good worl, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:38:00

It must be a case for Moldy & Scolder! - pungineer, 2008-08-04: 09:22:00

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Phoverwhelmed

Created by: cafisher

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was phoverwhelmed as I recognized my boss's staccato heel taps coming down the hall. I cowered behind the stacks of paperwork and breathed a sigh of relief when I realized she was only going to the ladies room.

Etymology: phew! + overwhelmed

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Reslaxation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - slax - sa - shun

Sentence: Noreen felt a few moments of reslaxation when she became aware that she had again dodged her boss. He was about to talk to her about the reports that she should have had done that morning but one of the salespersons grabbed his arm and walked away talking with him.

Etymology: relaxation, slacks, lax

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Quotasigher

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )

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COMMENTS:

petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00

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Underachiefment

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: underachievement - just replace the v with a f

Sentence: Memo To: All Staff From: The chief On Thursday at 9.00am all staff whose in-tray is more than 20cm high, are required to attend a training course. "7 skills to put underachiefment behind you". Eligible staff who do not attend will be fired. This is your last chance. Have a nice day.

Etymology: under + a + chief + moment & underachievement

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COMMENTS:

i was wondering what under a chief meant! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:49:00

Good word! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:27:00

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Exhaletothechief

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eks hayl too the cheef

Sentence: Miriam worked for the President of their firm. Technically called an Executive Adminstrator, she soon learned that the title actually meant slave and dog's body to Mr. Stinkin' Lincoln. He did his MBA tour each day (Management By Annoyance) and harassed her and the other staff to work harder and faster. The irony was that he did not even know what Miriam did for him in a day. After his morning passover, she would exhaletothechief and get on with her real work. If only Mr. Lincoln knew how much energy and productivity was utilized by his staff in avoiding him and his daily tours and that they could get more done when he was not around.

Etymology: Exhale (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & The Chief (The Boss,a person who exercises control over workers) & play on "Hail to the Chief"(which is a march primarily associated with the President of the United States. Its playing accompanies the appearance of the President at many public appearances.)

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artr Very good! I especially enjoyed MBA. - artr, 2010-01-05: 04:30:00

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Shirkload

Created by: pungineer

Pronunciation: shirk+load

Sentence: Elijah realised the open plan office vortex of no to slow productivity had struck again and that there were actual dust particles on the shirkload piled up on his desk. The Henderson files on the top were supposed to have been completed an hour ago and on the bosses' desk by now - 'Oh look a paper clip on the floor!' - he dived and held his breath as his stomach churned - he could smell the halitosis...his boss was back from lunch...

Etymology: shirk - to avoid honest toil + load - a unit of honest toil [used as a noun and or a verb - a heavy shirkload or to be caught shirkloading]

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metrohumanx SHIRKLOAD- nice ring to it... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:42:00

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Bossighnova

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bôsīnōvə

Sentence: Tony*s boss dosen*t understand concepts like encouragement, pat on the back or motivation. He feels it is his job to root out the mistakes his workers make and correct them publicly and loudly. Whenever the boss passes by without stopping to chew on his ego, Tony does his own little internal happy dance, his bosssighnova.

Etymology: boss (a person in charge of a worker or organization) + sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling) + bossa nova (a dance like the samba, originating in Brazil)

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Deskapism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk ape isum

Sentence: the euphoria of deskapism evaporated when the vp's number lit up his intercom.

Etymology: desk, escapism

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Darn it, it's just too good. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:18:00

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Heebiemanageebies

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈhibi-ˌmænəˈdʒibiz/

Sentence: The fact that my boss has yet to figure out that I'm still working on last November's TPS reports really gives me the heebie-manageebies.

Etymology: From heebie-jeebies + manager

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COMMENTS:

very cute! - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 17:57:00

petaj Gives me the creeps just saying it out loud. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:48:00

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