Jargon Watch: malemployed

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Urban Dictionary has turned into a kind of Wikipedia for slang and the latest rude words or crude acts. But it is also a great zeitegist metre providing a language for how people are thinking or feeling. In a time when the global middle class is challenged by changing corporate structures and an economic reset workplace anxiety is building up. Urban Dictionary had a word for it – Malemployed:

When what you do for a living makes you want to kill yourself.
For example: I re-edit text that has already been edited in India; I am so malemployed.

It sounds like life inside a Dilbert cartoon, but having tried to edit an analyst newsletter written by an agency’s Indian office into something useable a number of years ago, I can relate to the example provided REALLY well.

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