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'I guess Bob isn't going to get his pension...'

DEFINITION: v. To expire, pass away or kick the bucket while at the office; often occurs when someone is overworked, underpaid, and desperately trying to hang on for a full pension. n. A person who has been suddenly, and permanently, terminated while a work.

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Myocardialinfraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: my-oh-card-yal-in-FRACK-shun

Sentence: Montgomery committed the ultimate myocardialinfraction by having a fatal heart attack mere weeks before he was to have gained eligibility for a comfortable retirement package.

Etymology: Blend of 'myocardial' (relating to the tissue of the heart) and 'infraction' (breach; violation; infringement) -- a word play on the medical term myocardial infarction

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Stifferstaffer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stif fer staf fer

Sentence: When Bob keeled over at his desk, while on his computer, he gave a whole new meaning to the word "terminal". He had worked hard, too hard and with only a year to retirement, he should have been winding down, not taking on more work. He expired instead of retired. He was now a stifferstaffer. Now there would be stiff competition for his job and the plot thickens... Like vultures on some hapless carrion, his team-mates swooped his desk to claim his supplies and earthly utensils. They picked it clean in five minutes. When the boss came out of his office to investigate, he shouted at them all, "Can't you buzzards wait until they take Bob away first??"

Etymology: Stiffer (more rigid;more dead) & Staffer (an employee, someone paid to do a job)

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COMMENTS:

Your mind certainly comes to terms with wit and humor, even when writing about the 'terminal' ... I may never sit, with ease, at one again! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:22:00

Your end of the lines and verbotomy are top of the line! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:24:00

Cheers, silvery...the end justifies the means! - Nosila, 2009-03-30: 22:17:00

metrohumanx Nice, concise, precise! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:29:00

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Deskeased

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk eeeeee st

Sentence: They had to break the deskeaced's legs to get him out of the chair. Seems he had died six months previously but the a/c was so cold it froze his ass to the chair.

Etymology: deceased

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Oreyepeefortyfive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: orr eye peee for tee fye v

Sentence: Gecko smiled as the oreyepeefortyfive was carried past his office. Another saving for the pension fund

Etymology: R.I P. P.45

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Careerpathaway

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ca-REAR-path-a-way

Sentence: Glenda was valiantly trying to stay at work to not only get a golden handshake, but also another lot of long service leave. Her fatal mistake was to sign up for on-the-job-slaining as part of her continuing professional development. Unfortunately it led to her careerpathaway.

Etymology: career path + pass away

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COMMENTS:

Very funny and really good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:05:00

I will long remember on-the-job-slaining with its double entendre'. Careerpathaway was also a great choice of words, and great blending. Superb verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:02:00

fun to say - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:45:00

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Exitploitation

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ex it ploy tay shun

Sentence: Poor Bob, as it actually turned out, had accepted the clerk's position as a deadendtry level job. For most of his life, he desklaboured in the sweaty, dimly-lit office for long hours, short pay, with dreams of his retirement. His exitploitation came with a stroke after realizing he'd wasted pension savings on shares in the flailing company.

Etymology: From exploitation (disuse a huge portion of the populus to increase the wealth of few) and exit (leave, or in this case, die).

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COMMENTS:

So true and sad that it happens more than it should. Exitploitation's meaning is so readily apparent and has a powerful impact immediately. Greate Creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 19:25:00

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Myocardialinfraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: my-oh-card-yal-in-FRACK-shun

Sentence: Elwood committed the ultimate myocardialinfraction by having a fatal heart attack mere weeks before he was to have gained eligibility for a comfortable retirement package.

Etymology: Blend of 'myocardial' (relating to the tissue of the heart) and 'infraction' (breach; violation; infringement) -- a word play on the medical term myocardial infarction.

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:51:00

I wonder if they docked his last paycheck for this "infraction" - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:37:00

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Jobcorpse

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: job corpse

Sentence: Be careful, for there is distress in any job corps. Don't let it become a deathstress and turn you into a jobcorpse!

Etymology: JOB - work. CORPSE - a dead body. JOB CORPS - any job group or work force. It has become widely used to refer to a goverment job training program for teens and very young adults, but can mean any job group or work force.

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COMMENTS:

Is this an elite group? Great word! - rombus, 2009-03-30: 08:29:00

Awesome word! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-30: 10:01:00

Perhaps, Rombus, for after all people are dying to get in! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-30: 11:25:00

nice word but disturbing concept - this would have been a good definition for Halloween - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:50:00

scary thought.....I'll try to take this advice myself!! Great Word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:34:00

Excellent word - many interpretations. It is frightening that we often make corpses out of our youth. But aside from that, I do sometimes feel like a jobcorpse at work... - splendiction, 2009-03-30: 20:13:00

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Exexecutive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks eks ek yew tiv

Sentence: John went from clerk to supervisor to senior supervisor to junior executive, to senior executive to exexecutive in four years two months, a record in the department. Nobody knew hie surname.

Etymology: executive, ex

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COMMENTS:

work will kill you - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-30: 12:47:00

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Mortifired

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mohr-tih-fie-errd

Sentence: Chipper had been mortifired, but left smiling. After a life-time of entry-level service to the company, Chipper was at long last over everyone. Now, floating above the computers, the waste paper baskets, the file cabinets, he was having his very own out-of-body experience. If he could have spoken, he would have told young Audrey and Adam, over there by the water cooler that he cheerfully bequeathed them the contents of his desk.

Etymology: A play on MORTIFIED (from MORT, the French for death) meaning to be humiliated + FIRED, meaning to be let go from a job, dismissed

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COMMENTS:

really liked this word - mweinmann, 2009-03-30: 16:34:00

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Comments:

silveryaspen - 2009-03-30: 02:06:00
Song of the Day: "Take this Job and Shove It" ... or should that be shovel it?!!!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-30: 07:18:00
Shovel it, about six feet under ~ James