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Starter marriage: A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids and no regrets.

Chainsaw consultant. An outside expert brought in to reduce the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands.

Idea hamsters. People who always seem to have their idea generators running.

Xerox subsidy: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's workplace.

Flight risk: Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave a company or department soon.

Good job: A `Get-Out-Of-Debt' Job. A well-paying job people take in order to pay off their debts, one that they will quit as soon as they are solvent again.

Uninstalled: Euphemism for being fired. Heard on the voice-mail of a vice president at a downsizing computer firm: `You have reached the number of an Uninstalled Vice President. Please dial our main number and ask the operator for assistance.' (Syn: decruitment.)