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21 February 2015 @ 10:27 am
Word of the Day - Dumbsize  
Absolutely something I have seen done at my place of work:

dumbsize, v.trans.Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈdʌmsʌɪz/, U.S. /ˈdəmˌsaɪz/Etymology: < dumb adj. + size v.1, punningly after down-size v. Compare slightly earlier dumbsizing n. colloq. (orig. and chiefly U.S.). trans. To dismiss (staff) in excessive numbers or without regard to organizational function, with the result that work can no longer be carried out effectively. Also intr. Cf. dumbsizing n.
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raventhourne on February 23rd, 2015 02:34 pm (UTC)