Verboticism: Pschyofrenetic

'Thanks! But can't you see you're interrupting...'

DEFINITION: n. An extremely moody boss, happy one day, mad the next, happy, mad, happy, mad... v. To happily give orders one minute, then angrily yell out the opposite instructions the next. (Note: It's not because you're moody. It's because people don't listen!)

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Psychojefe

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: si-ko-heff-ay

Sentence: Mark knew that working at Januscorp seemed a bit dubious, not knowing what face to put on when going to work. The founder, he later came to find, named the business after his wife, for whom Mark worked for. On the face of things, she seemed quite a personable character. However, once he got to know her, he could not figure out if she was a raving lunatic or moody creative type. He would often wonder if she would be a sane collaborative boss when he walked in, or the the "Pyschojeffe from Hell."

Etymology: Psycho, crazy +Jefe, Span. boss

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COMMENTS:

Didn't know 'jefe' means 'boss.' this is such an educational site. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:56:00

btw, I really like 'psychojefe.' - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:57:00

I've worked for one. Believe me, Jekyll and Hyde had nothing on her. - arrrteest, 2008-04-10: 20:32:00

I've worked for one. Believe me, Jekyll and Hyde had nothing on her. - arrrteest, 2008-04-10: 20:32:00

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Alterigor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: all - ter - ee - gor

Sentence: Samantha was usually a bubbly and very positive supervisor but there were times when a demon seemed to emerge, an alter Igor, that would turn her into a snarling creature that folks wanted to simply avoid.

Etymology: play on the term alter ego

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-10: 13:21:00

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Idstructor

Created by: shoeshineboy

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Etymology: id (seat of immediate desires) + instructor

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Quasimotivator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwazee mo tiv ator

Sentence: Perhaps it was his confusing management style that did it. You know, the way he'd be the caring, supportive leader one moment and in the blink of an eye, more often as not, he turned into an unpredictable, unapproachable monster. Perhaps it was the fact that he was very short, had a small moustache, freckles and had a slight hunch. Perhaps it was the fact that he must be slightly bi-polar and very lonely. Perhaps it was all this that made his staff call him the Quasimotivator. They had also called him (not to his face, of course): Attila the Hunch; Genghis Can/Cannot;The LittlerHitler;Dr.Freckle & Mr.Snide; Idi Imeanit; and Noseferatool. Luckily, managers like him were always blindly oblivious to the scorn and loathing they encouraged in their employees. One day, he came into work and was very nice to everyone, all day long. Everyone waited for the gears to change, but for the rest of the week, he was the epitome of kindness and compassion. His employees were puzzled and scared. One of them wanted to go up to him, shake him and ask him what he had done with their real boss. His secretary Mildred was very suspicious of this new found civility to the staff. When he was at lunch one day, she poked through his desk drawers until she found the clue to his good humor. Had he gotten a big raise? A Promotion? A Bonus? A Partnership? No, she found his new membership card. He had joined a Mood Swingers Club...no wonder he was always happy these days!

Etymology: quasi (As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to) & motivator(the psychological feature or force that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior) & Quasimodo ...for rhyming purposes and(repulsive, tragic protagonist character from the Victor Hugo novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" whose name means "almost human")...doesn't that name ring a bell?

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Dwarfden

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dworf'/den

Sentence: Larry never knew what kind of mood his boss, Sheila, would be in from day to day, and even minute to minute. Recently he had begun to feel as if he were playing Snow White to her multitude of dwarves. He was convinced at least four dwarves had shown up in his dwarfden's office already today, and it was only 8:15. Larry had given Dopey a cuppa joe at 7:20. Bashful later apologized for being so out of it. After the CFO's 7:30 report, Happy had splurged for a round of coffee and doughnuts for everyone, and Doc had immediately advised Larry to be careful crossing the street on his way to Tim Horton's doughnut shop. Considering only Sneezy, Sleepy and Grumpy were left to appear, Larry took the long way to the doughnut shop.

Etymology: dwarf (pick yer favorite personality) + warden

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Harumscaremployer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /har-em-SKAR-em-ploy-er/

Sentence: As with most women, Greg couldn't figure out his new boss, Carole. Yesterday she had yelled at him in front of his coworkers for using the last of the printer paper, and then this morning, when he needed her to sign his expense report, she seemed about to cry, sulking as if he'd done something wrong. She'd just stopped by his desk to talk though, and for a minute Greg just sat there feeling totally bewildered. She had been smiling and complementing him, and she had even invited him to lunch. He shook his head wondering why he'd accepted the invitation. Perhaps he ought to feign an illness, he thought, but decided that he was afraid of how his boss might react to that.

Etymology: Harum-scarum - reckless or unpredictable behavior (Origin: 1665–75; earlier harum-starum rhyming compound based on obs. hare "to harass" & stare) + Employer - a boss or manager (from Old French, empleier "involve, be connected with")

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saying it made me chuckle. sorry I already spent my votes. - stache, 2008-04-10: 19:59:00

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Manicger

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: man-ik-jer

Sentence: Helen let the manicger scream for the last time. "You can say anything you want on your last day of work," she thought. And so she did.

Etymology: manager: supervisor, boss + manic: mania, previously named manic depressive, however it is now referred to as bipolar disorder which is characterized by extreme and unpredictable mood swings.

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I think I used to work for that manicger. - Mustang, 2009-05-29: 04:56:00

hahaha...good one. - mweinmann, 2009-05-29: 10:57:00

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Manicger

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: man/ik/jer

Sentence: No one in our office ever wants to consult with our manicger because of her ridiculously insane bipolar mood swings which has everyone on the edge all day long afraid to interact with her.

Etymology: manic depressive illness (bipolar disorder) + manager

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Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-11: 00:40:00

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Bipolarbear

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: bye-polar-bear

Sentence: Reading her face, Christa was in a bad mood. We never know why, but when the bipolarbear is on a rampage better steer clear!

Etymology: bipolar (opposite ends of an emotional spectrum) + Polar Bear (a large beast with a fine line of being cute and murderous rampage)

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Schizofrenetic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrənetik

Sentence: Gene’s boss is nothing if not energetic. The problem is that this energy completely lacks direction. Each directive counteracts the last. His schizofrenetic approach means that his staff spends most of their time spinning in circles.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements) + frenetic (fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way)

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